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Languages and Cultures

Roxane Petit-Rasselle

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Languages and Cultures

Address:
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048


Dr. Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause
Acting Chair July 2018-June 2019

Roxane Petit-Rasselle

Roxane Petit-Rasselle

  • M.A. English, Univ. Jean Moulin, Lyon
  • MAFLL, French, Univ. of Delaware
  • Ph.D., Penn State University

Courses Taught

  • Elementary, Intermediate, Conversation and Composition French
  • French Civilization and Literature

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 19th–century prose and poetry
  • Myth and literary myth
  • Popular literature and culture
  • Alexandre Dumas père
  • 19th-century Guignol
  • Umberto Eco

Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Introduction," Mythes et littérature du XIXe, @nalyses: revue de critique et de théorie littéraire (University of Ottawa) at ( https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/revue-analyses/index ) (Automne 2013) 1-6.
  • "Où le mythe garantit le genre: Dionysos et La Dame de Monsoreau," Mythes et littérature du XIXe, @nalyses: revue de critique et de théorie littéraire (University of Ottawa) at (https://uottawa. scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/revue-analyses/index ) (Automne 2013) 114-41.
  • "Production d'un roman d'aventures: de l'utilité du cheval dans Les Trois Mousquetaires," Aller(s) et Retour(s): Collected Essays. Ed. Loïc Guyon and Andrew Watts. Toronto: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 266-76.
  • "From the Literary Myth to the 'Lieu de Mémoire': Alexandre Dumas and French National Identity(ies)," The Black Musketeer: Reevaluating Alexandre Dumas within the Francophone World. Ed. Eric Martone. Toronto: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 163-91 - invited.
  • "Le problème du héros dans Les Trois Mousquetaires," The French Review 84 (April 2011) 978-90.
  • "Enseigner le mythe littéraire: pour une approche interdisciplinaire des Trois Mousquetaires" (24 pp), Synergies Canada (University of Guelph, February 2010) at (http://synergies.lib.uoguelph.ca/issue/ view/92).
  • "Jeux de miroirs dans la poésie de Colin Muset," Murmure 6 (Spring 1999) 85-95.

Directed and Edited Volume

  • Mythes et littérature du XIXe siècle (141 pp), @nalyses: revue de critique et de théorie littéraire (University of Ottawa) at ( https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/revue-analyses/index ) (Automne 2013).

Book in Progress

  • Tentative title: Naissance d'une icône lyonnaise: Guignol au XIXe siècle (200 pp).

Book Reviews

  • "Gribaudi, Maurizio. Paris ville ouvrière. Une histoire occultée (1789-1848)," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Journal (upcoming in Fall 2017) – invited.
  • "Dumas, Alexandre. Correspondance," Nineteenth-Century French Studies Journal (upcoming in Fall 2017) – invited.
  • "Désormeaux, Daniel. Alexandre Dumas, fabrique d'immortalité," The French Review (upcoming in October 2016) - invited.
  • "Renaudeau, Olivier, ed. Mousquetaires!" @nalyses: revue de critique et de théorie littéraire (University of Ottawa) at (https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/revue-analyses/index) (Hiver 2015).
  • "Filhol, Elizabeth. La Centrale," The French Review (May 2011) 1332-1033 - invited.
  • "Schopp, Claude. Dictionnaire Alexandre Dumas," @nalyses: revue de critique et de théorie littéraire (University of Ottawa) at (http://www.revue-analyses.org/index.php?id=1766) (Winter 2011) - invited.
  • "Jovicic, Jelena. L'intime épistolaire (1850-1900): genre et pratique culturelle," Cambridge Scholars Publishing, publisher's webpage (http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/L-Intime-epistolaire--1850-1900---genre-et-pratique-culturelle1-4438-1867-4.htm) (February 2010) - invited.
  • "Masol, Chantal, ed. Stendhal, Balzac, Dumas: un récit romantique?" The French Review (April 2009) 1057-1058 - invited.
  • "Troyat, Henri. Alexandre Dumas. Le cinquième mousquetaire," The French Review (May 2008) 1267-1268.
  • "Maund, Kari and Phil Nanson. The Four Musketeers. The True Story of d'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis & Athos," The French Review (February 2008) 601.

Editorial and Reviewer Work

  • Ad hoc manuscript reviewer for The University of Alabama Press, 2016 – invited.
  • Ad hoc manuscript reviewer for Nineteenth-Century French Studies Journal, 2015 - invited.
  • Co-editor, Murmure 7, 1999-2000.

Academic Translations

  • "Guignol and the Freedom of Speech" (12 pp) for Association des villes amies de la marionnette (AVIAMA), Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, November 2015, Charleville-Mézières, France - invited.

Presentations

Conference Papers

  • "Poésie du cri et paysages urbains : Marceline Desbordes-Valmore à Lyon." Nineteenth–Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), November 2017, University of Virginia.
  • "A Very Secret Service: from the Question of De/Re-Colonization to National Identity." Lincoln University of Pennsylvania International Conference, April 2017, Lincoln University.
  • "Des terrasses de Lyon à sa fange: perspectives de Dumas père, Michelet et Tristan." Nineteenth–Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), November 2016, Brown University.
  • "Une épidémie dionysiaque: Guignol, marionnette lyonnaise." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), November 2015, Princeton University.
  • "Echapper à l'autorité? Les théâtres de Guignol au XIXe siècle." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), October 2014, University of Puerto Rico.
  • "De la scène au public: Guignol, phénomène social dans la ville des canuts." Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN), April 2014, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England.
  • "' Ah ! borgeois [sic], mon estomac crie et la soif me coupe le sifflet! ': Guignol, marionnette des ouvriers lyonnais, de 1852 à 1870." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), October 2013, University of Richmond.
  • "Gourmands, célibataires et viriles: les héros d'Alexandre Dumas." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), October 2012, North Carolina State University.
  • "'Buvons, morbleu! Buvons frais! Buvons beaucoup!': quand héros et lecteurs dumasiens se mettent à table." Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN), April 2012, University of Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland.
  • "La figure du bourreau chez Alexandre Dumas." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), October 2011, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University.
  • "Ce qu'il en reste: cadavres et héros dans La Reine Margot et La Dame de Monsoreau d'Alexandre Dumas." Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN), April 2011, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.
  • "Fonctions de la poiésis dans La Tulipe noire d'Alexandre Dumas." Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN), March 2010, University of Bangor, Bangor, Wales.
  • "Pour un enseignement interdisciplinaire des Trois Mousquetaires." Association canadienne des études francophones du XIXe siècle (ACEF XIX), within Congrès des sciences humaines et sociales, May 2009, University of Carleton, Ottawa, Canada.
  • "'Au pas, au trot, au gallop!': de la nécessité du cheval dans Les Trois Mousquetaires." Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN), March 2009, University of Bristol, Bristol, England.
  • "'Seuls des cow boys peuvent aimer Dumas': décalages de perceptions d'un auteur entre les sphères académique et publique." Association canadienne des études francophones du XIXe siècle (ACEF XIX), within Congrès des sciences humaines et sociales, June 2008, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • "Héros ou anti-héros? Récritures et mémoire collective des Trois Mousquetaires." Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN), March 2008, University of Manchester, Manchester, England.
  • "Types cognitifs et imaginaire collectif: Les Trois Mousquetaires ou la production d'un mythe littéraire." Association canadienne des études francophones du XIXe siècle (ACEF XIX), within Congrès des sciences humaines et sociales, May 2006, University of York, Toronto, Canada.
  • "Héros et conventions: la pérennité du mythe littéraire." Association canadienne des études francophones du XIXe siècle (ACEF XIX), within Congrès des sciences humaines et sociales, May 2005, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
  • "Panthéonisation des Mousquetaires et production d'auteur: le bicentenaire d'Alexandre Dumas père." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), October 2004, Washington University.
  • "A Celebration in Double Discourse: The Bicentennial of Alexandre Dumas Père." Romance Studies Colloquium, October 2004, Montclair State University.
  • "Buveurs, mangeurs et bretteurs: Les Trois Mousquetaires ou l'identité dionysienne." Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), October 2002, Ohio State University.
  • "Les Trois Mousquetaires ou le microcosme républicain." Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, May 2002, University of Cincinnati.
  • "'Res Publica': Political Vindication in The Three Musketeers." Michigan Academy, March 2002, Central Michigan University.
  • "Jeux de miroirs dans la poésie de Colin Muset." Penn State French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, February 1999, Pennsylvania State University.

On Campus Presentations

  • "Myths and Textual Strategies: A Very Secret Service and the Question of National Identity." Research Colloquium, April 2017, West Chester University.
  • "Stereotypes about the French: Reality or American Creation?" IFEST, September 2015, West Chester University.
  • "The Production of a Popular Myth: Dionysus and Guignol." Research Day, April 2015, West Chester University.
  • "A Puppet, an Icon and a Literary Myth: Guignol and the City of Lyon." Research Day, April 2014, West Chester University.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • Association canadienne des études francophones du XIXe siècle (Canada)
  • Association des amis de Lyon et de Guignol (France)
  • Association des amis du roman populaire (France)
  • Association internationale des chercheurs en littératures populaires et cultures médiatiques (France)
  • Popular Cultures Research Network (United Kingdom)
  • Société des Dix-Neuviémistes (United Kingdom)

Other Interests

Cooking and enjoying a good meal with friends and family; reading fiction, history books and the news; interacting with dogs and any (friendly) furry friend; hiking, swimming, playing ping-pong, skiing, skydiving, scuba diving, motorcycling and driving sports cars.