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 Écritures (EA 3943). He also coordinates the Modern Languages GLACT Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and is vice president of Georgia Tech's AAUP Chapter.

He specializes in African studies and modern and contemporary France, and has published books on Flaubert and description, edited volumes on the Middle East, modern France, and more than five dozen 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 edited volumes on autobiography today. 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 co-founded in 2012, 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 initiated there back in Soring 2019 a study abroad program on sustainable development in France—a “serve learn sustain” (SLS) program in which students volunteer in local community organizations.

As advisor, coordinator and proposal’s lead writer for the College’s interdisciplinary African Studies Minor (15 credits) set to start in fall 2021 with courses in Economics, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Public Policy, and Modern Languages (languages and area studies), he is happy to welcome queries from students and scholars from all backgrounds and accommodate selected requests for lectures, workshops and consulting. The minor's focus is on Africa today, with one (1) mandatory course (Introduction to Africa, in English), and four (4) electives, with at least two given in an African language at the introductory, intermediate or advanced level: Arabic, French, Portuguese, Swahili, or Wolof (the language of Senegal, where we have a study abroad program also open to non-Georgia Tech students). This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers that can lead directly or indirectly to interactions with the people, the social organizations and businesses, and governments of Africa, both abroad and in the U.S. For further information please email the minor’s advisor, Chris Ippolito (cippolito6@gatech.edu).

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Recently Published Books (reviewed in French Studies):

Christophe Ippolito, Vers des identités culturelles postfrancophones, Caen, Passage(s), coll. « Essais », 2019.

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; includes a freely available presentation

Christophe Ippolito (ed.), Récit de vie, récit de soi, Caen, Passage(s), coll. « Essais », 2018.

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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.

La Fabrique du discours politique sur 1848 dans L’Éducation sentimentale.” Op. Cit. - Revue des Littératures et des Arts, vol. 17, 2017. Numéro consacré à la préparation de l’Agrégation de lettres modernes.

Résistance culturelle aux Comores : Soeuf Elbadawi et le blog de Muzdalifa House.” Les Littératures francophones de l’archipel des Comores et du sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Eds. Buata B. Malela, Linda Rasoamanana, and Rémi A. Tchokothe. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2017. 211-25. (HAL version.)

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):

Fall 2021:

ARBC 3420 - Introduction to Africa cross-listed with Introduction to Africa - 93974 - FREN 3420 - A / Introduction to Africa - PORT 3420 - A / SWAH 3420 - Introduction to Africa / WOLO 3420 - Introduction to Africa / Intro Cross-Cult Studies -93764  ML 2500F (in English; counts for the African Studies minor)

Francophone Cinema - 93753 - FREN 4105 - A (focus on Africa; all films with English subtitles and freely available on Canvas; in French; counts for the African Studies minor)

FREN 3012 - France Today II

In Atlanta:

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 3420 Introduction to Africa (in English), 4103 Francophone Africa, 4105 Francophone Cinema, 4064 Sustainable Development in the Francophone World

At Georgia Tech-Lorraine, Metz, France:

FREN 1001/1002 Elementary French I & II, FREN 2813/3813 French Practicum [French for work in community organizations and everyday life in France], 3500 Field Work Abroad (community-based), 3501 Sustainable Communities in France (classroom-based)

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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
  • United States - Georgia
Issues:
  • International Development
  • African Studies
  • Cinema Studies
  • Community engagement
  • Education
  • Francophone Studies
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Literature
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Sustainability

Courses

  • ARBC-3420: Introduction to Africa
  • 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-3420: Introduction to Africa
  • FREN-3500: Field Work Abroad
  • FREN-3551: Fren for Professions I
  • FREN-3552: Fren for Professions II
  • FREN-4011: French Art
  • FREN-4080: Politics & PubPol France
  • FREN-4103: Francophone Africa
  • FREN-4105: Francophone Cinema
  • FREN-4500: Intercultural Seminar
  • FREN-4695: French Internship
  • FREN-6105: Francophone Cinema
  • FREN-6500: Intercultural Seminar
  • FREN-6510: Language Practicum
  • ML-2500: Intro Cross-Cult Studies
  • PORT-3420: Introduction to Africa
  • SWAH-3420: Introduction to Africa
  • WOLO-3420: Introduction to Africa

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