Christophe Ippolito

Professor of French, Coordinator of GLACT Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Fax Number:
404-894-0955
Office Location:
Swann 226
Office Hours:
TR 12-2
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Overview

Dr. Christophe Ippolito (Chris) is a Professor in the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and an associate member of the French Research Center “Ecritures” (EA 3943). He also coordinates the GLACT Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and is vice president of Georgia Tech's AAUP Chapter.

He specializes in modern and contemporary France and African studies, and has published books on Flaubert and description, edited volumes on the Middle East, modern France, and more than 60 peer-reviewed book chapters and articles. Selected as a Georgia Power Professor of Excellence representing the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in 2016, he has recently published two edited volumes on literature and the notion of life, and autobiography today, and edited a journal issue on autobiography and society. A monograph on post-francophone identities with focus on Africa and the Middle East was published in 2019. He is currently working on a monograph on literature and politics, and a critical edition of Flaubert’s travel narrative on Brittany for publisher Honoré Champion.

A former Language Advisor/Program Director for French (January 2015 - June 2018), French club co-founder and adviser (2008-2015), recipient of a Georgia Tech Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2012), co-organizer with his Modern Languages colleagues in French of the 2013 20th- & 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies international colloquium, and co-principal investigator of a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad / Dept. of Education grant for a 2014 program in Senegal, he is helping develop Modern Languages’ “LBAT” study abroad programs in Europe and Africa. He also teaches language and advanced courses at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in Metz, and recently developed there a study abroad program on sustainable development in France, with students volunteering in local community organizations.

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Recently Published Books:

Christophe Ippolito, Vers des identités culturelles postfrancophones, Caen, Passage(s), coll. « Essais », 2019. http://www.editionspassages.fr/produit/ippolitofrancophonie/

Christophe Ippolito (ed.), La Littérature et la vie, Paris, Classiques Garnier, coll. « Rencontres », n° 351, série « Littérature des xxe et xxie siècles », n° 32, 2018. https://classiques-garnier.com/la-litterature-et-la-vie.html / https://classiques-garnier.com/la-litterature-et-la-vie-presentation.html?displaymode=full

Christophe Ippolito (ed.), Récit de vie, récit de soi, Caen, Passage(s), coll. « Essais », 2018. http://www.editionspassages.fr/produit/christophe-ippolitorecits-de-vie-recits-de-soi-cendrars-djian-houellebecq-racid-o-abdallah-taia-et-alii/

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Selected Open Access Publications:

L’agriculture hors de son champ : débordements du chapitre II dans Bouvard et Pécuchet. Revue Flaubert, n° 18, 2019. Bouvard et Pécuchet et l'agriculture. Numéro dirigé par Stéphanie Dord-Crouslé et Éric Le Calvez. https://flaubert.univ-rouen.fr/revue/article.php?id=293

La Fabrique du discours politique sur 1848 dans L’Éducation sentimentale  (Op. Cit.Agrégation Lettres 2018 > XIXe siècle).

Trois contes, Trois femmes puissantes : le puzzle et l’oiseau migrateur Une femme puissante – L’œuvre de Marie NDiaye. Ed. Daniel Bengsch and Cornelia Ruhe. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 305–18.

Apories culturelles et mémoire de la diaspora : migration et écriture chez Régine Robin Migrations, exils, errances, écritures. Ed. Corinne Alexandre-Garner and Isabelle Keller-Privat. Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2012. 157-69.

Police du descriptif Romantisme. Revue du dix-neuvième siècle 146.3 (2009) 101–11.

La conclusion d’Indiana Revue d’Histoire Littéraire de la France 109 (2009) 555–72.

Lebanon: Poems of Love and War / Liban: Poèmes d’amour et de guerre, by Nadia Tuéni Syracuse: Syracuse University Press; Beirut: Dar An-Nahar, 2006. Edited and introduced (xi-xxxv) by Christophe Ippolito.

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Courses Taught (FREN 4000-level courses can be taught as electives in our M.S. programs in Global Media and Cultures, and Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (MS-GMC, MS-ALIS), with standard modifications):

FREN 3120 Conversation, 4246 French and Francophone Film and Media

FREN 3014 Introduction to Contemporary France, 3011/3012 France Today I & II, 4080 Politics and Public Policy, 3017 Paris: Modernity Today

FREN 4011 French Art, 3001/3002 French Literature (1800-1900, 1900-Present), 4200 French Philosophy

FREN 4103 Francophone Africa, 4105 Francophone Cinema, 4064 Sustainable Development in the Francophone World

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Education:
  • PhD French, Columbia University
  • Certified as an ACTFL Tester of French with full certification, 2002
Areas of
Expertise:
  • African Studies
  • Contemporary France
  • Modern And Contemporary French And Francophone Literature, Flaubert
  • Study Abroad Programs

Interests

Research Fields:
  • Economic Development and Smart Cities
  • French
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Studies Abroad
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Africa (North)
  • Africa (Sub-Saharan)
  • Europe
  • Middle East
Issues:
  • International Development
  • African Studies
  • Cinema Studies
  • Community engagement
  • Education
  • Francophone Studies
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Literature
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Sustainability

Courses

  • FREN-1001: Elementary French I
  • FREN-1002: Elementary French II
  • FREN-2001: French Culture I
  • FREN-2002: French Culture II
  • FREN-2813: Special Topics
  • FREN-3001: French Lit 1800-1900
  • FREN-3004: Drama Workshop
  • FREN-3008: Survey of French Lit II
  • FREN-3011: France Today I
  • FREN-3012: France Today II
  • FREN-3014: Intro To Contemp France
  • FREN-3017: Paris: Modernity Today
  • FREN-3040: Reading and Translation
  • FREN-3061: Adv Business French I
  • FREN-3062: Adv Business French II
  • FREN-3500: Field Work Abroad
  • FREN-3551: Fren for Professions I
  • FREN-3552: Fren for Professions II
  • FREN-4011: French Art
  • FREN-4103: Francophone Africa
  • FREN-4105: Francophone Cinema
  • FREN-4500: Intercultural Seminar
  • FREN-4695: French Internship
  • FREN-6510: Language Practicum

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