Benedicte Mauguiere

Professor of French

Office: Lovejoy 310 [ campus map ]
Box 4400

Phone: 207-859-4660
Mailing Address:
4400 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8844

Education

Doctorat. Universite Paris IV-Sorbonne M.A. Universite Catholique d'Angers

Areas of Expertise

  • Canadian Studies
  • Francophonie des Am&19;riques
  • Diaspora & Transnational Studies
  • Indian Ocean Cultures & Literatures
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • JMG Le Cl&9;zio

Professional Information

Benedicte Mauguiere is Professor of French & Francophone Studies; Chair of the Department of French & Italian; Vice-President for the Americas, Association Internationale des Etudes Quebecoises (AIEQ); Past Executive Director of Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones (CIEF). She has an extensive record of publications, she serves on several editorial boards and has received numerous awards.

Current Research

Professor Benedicte Mauguiere's research lies primarily in the area of Francophone, post-colonial, diasporic and transcultural studies. Her publications focus on the literature and aesthetics of Francophone cultural production of the Americas(contemporary theatre, film, literature),and of the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion). She particularly explores the complex tale of cultural development, colonization, displacement, marginalization, memory and the construction of identity in works of transnational and transcultural writers such as J.M.G. Le Clezio, Ananda Devi and Anne Hebert. She has lectured widely in North America, Europe, South Asia, Africa, and the Indian ocean.

Publications


Selection of Publications

BOOKS
Cultural Identities in Canadian Literature/Identites culturelles dans la litterature canadienne. New York/ Berlin/London/Paris: Peter Lang, 1998.


Traversee des ideologies et exploration des identites dans les ecritures de femmes au Quebec (1970-1980). New York/ Berlin/London/Paris: Peter Lang. Francophone Cultures and Literatures Series 17. 1997.
BOOK CHAPTERS
Transgendered Identities in Anne Hebert s Un habit de lumiere and Pedro Almodovar s All About my Mother." Anne Hebert: Essays on her Works. Ed. L. Skallerup. Writers Series. U. of Alberta/Editions Guernica. 2010.


Enjeux critiques des litteratures indiaoceaniques pour les etudes francophones. Les etudes francaises et francophones dans un panorama plurilingue. AITF et Agence Universitaire de la francophonie (AUF). Ed. K. Madanagobalane. Samita Publications. University of Chennai (Madras)/Pondichery, India. 2007. 187-197.


L Habit de lumiere ou le corps travesti chez Anne Hebert. L Ecriture du corps dans la litterature quebecoise. Limoges: Presses de l Universite de Limoges (Pulim), France. 2007. 227-235.


La philosophie orientale du cycle de vie et de mort dans La Quarantaine." J.M.G. Le Clezio: Intertextualites, Interculturalites. Eds. S. Bertocchi-Jollin; B. Thibault. St. Quentin: Editions de Universite de Versailles. 2004. 105-118.


Le mythe de Robinson revisite par Tournier et Le Clezio. L'ocean Indien dans les litteratures francophones. Ed. V.Hookoomsingh. Paris: Karthala et Presses de l'Universite de Maurice/Mauritius University Press. Mauritius. 2001. 463-474.


Memory, Identity and Otherness in Contemporary Women s Writing in Quebec. Women by Women: the Treatment of Female Characters by Quebec Women Writers. Ed. R. Dufault. London/Camden, N.J: Associated University Presses. 1997. 54-67.


Metaphores alimentaires et mythes de creation chez Jovette Marchessault. La Reecriture du mythe au feminin. Eds. M. Zupankic & J. Cauville. Amsterdam (Netherlands): Rodopi. 1997. 177-187.


La Noyante ou la subversion du mythe d Ophelie. L eau, source d une ecriture dans la litterature feminine francophone. Ed. Y. Helm. New-York/London/Paris/Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing. 1995. 52-63.


SELECTION OF ARTICLES


"Minorisation linguistique et emergence d'un theatre cadien et franco-americain en francais vernaculaire." Francophone North-American Theater. Ed. Rachel Killick. Special Issue of the International Journal of Francophone Studies 11. 2 (FA 2010): 201-214.


Ananda Devi . Passages et Ancrages en France: Dictionnaire des ecrivains migrants de langue francaise (1981-2011). Ed. Ursula Mathis-Moser. Paris: Honore Champion. 2012.


Michele Rakotoson . Passages et Ancrages en France: Dictionnaire des ecrivains migrants de langue francaise (1981-2011). Ed. Ursula Mathis-Moser. Paris: Honore Champion. 2012


Mythe et Epopee de la descente du Gange dans La Quarantaine de J.M.G Le Clezio. Special Issue J.M.G Le Clezio. Europe, 957-958 (Janvier-Fevrier 2009): 161-167.


La Legende de la descente du Gange revue par Le Clezio. Rencontre avec lInde 37, 1. New Delhi, India. (2008): 26-35.


Literatures in European Languages: Francophone Indian Ocean Africa. New Encyclopedia of Africa., Vol. 3. Eds. John Middleton; Joseph C. Miller. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons. 2007. 397-399.


Strategies de creation et subversion des categories de genre chez Anne Hebert et Pedro Almodovar. Theories et pratiques de la creation, Special Issue. Cahiers internationaux de symbolisme 107-108-109, Centre interdisciplinaire d etudes philosophiques. Universite de Mons, Belgium (2004): 93-106.


Le Clezio: La Francophonie et la question postcoloniale co-authored with Bruno Thibault. Introduction to the Special Issue Jean-Marie Le Clezio. Nouvelles Etudes Francophones 20. 2 (Fall 2005): 9-15.


Francophone Literatures of the Indian Ocean. The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literatures. Vol. 2. Ed. F. Abiola Irele. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2004. 569-583.


L Auteur(e) et ses doubles: la recherche de l Inconnu de la Seine/scene dans L Enfant charge de Songes. Cahiers Anne Hebert 4, Sherbrooke: Universite de Sherbrooke. Quebec.(2003): 115-128.


L Homo/textualite dans les ecritures de femmes au Quebec (1965-1995). The French Review (May 1998): 1036-1047.


Helene Ouvard. Dictionnaire des femmes de langue francaise. Ed. C. Makward. Paris: Karthala/AIF. (1996): 453-454.


Les etudes canadiennes et quebecoises en Louisiane: problemes et pespectives. Canadian Studies at Home and Abroad Special Issue. Themes canadiens/Canadian Issues 17. Ed. J. Lenox. Montreal.(1995): 103-112.


Sexualite, tabou et mythe de reproduction chez Michel Tournier. Etudes Francophones (Fall 1993): 41-55.


Le Theatre Cadien: De l Acadie a la Louisiane. Presence Francophone 43 (Fall 1993): 75-84.


L imaginaire feminin dans Le Corps etranger d Helene Ouvard: A la recherche d une mythologie. Quebec Studies 14 (Spring/Summer 1992):105-113.


Mythe, symbole et Ideologie du pays dans La Noyante d Helene Ouvrard. The French Review 65, 5 (April 1992): 754-764.


Ideologies et ecritures des femmes au Quebec: la quete d une identite. Presence Francophone 39 (Fall 1991):111-125.


Critique litteraire feministe americaine et ecriture des femmes au Quebec. The French Review 63, 4 (March 1990): 632-641.


La quete d une identite mauricienne: Robert-Edward Hart et l Orientalisme. Dires (Canadian Journal of Culture and Literature). Special Issue on La Francophonie, 8: 1 (Spring 1990):121-134.

 


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