Christophe Ippolito

Associate Professor of French

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  • School of Modern Languages
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Dr. Christophe Ippolito (Chris) is an Associate Professor and Program Director for French 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 specializes in post-1800 French literature and culture, and contemporary African cultures, and has published books on Flaubert and description, edited volumes on the Middle East and modern France, and more than 50 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 completed two edited volumes on literature and the notion of life, and autobiography today, and edited a journal issue on autobiography and society. Two monographs on literature and politics in nineteenth-century France, and Francophone identities, are under review. He is currently working on an upcoming monograph on literature and the notion of life.

A recipient of a Georgia Tech Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2012) and member of the Modern Languages Advisory Committee, and a 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” summer programs abroad in France, Senegal and Morocco for Georgia Tech undergraduate students.


Selected Open Access Publications:

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, 122 pp.  Edited and introduced (xi-xxxv) by Christophe Ippolito.

Arguments pro-européens d’hier et d’aujourd’hui dans La Paix en Europe par l’alliance anglo-française (1861)  Europe de papier. Projets européens au XIXe siècle. Ed. Sylvie Aprile, Cristina Cassina, Philippe Darriulat and René Leboutte. Villeneuve d’Ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2015. 221-34.

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.

Naissance d’une nation : La Revue Phénicienne au Liban en 1919 Revues modernistes, revues engagées (1900-1939). Ed. Hélène Aji, Céline Mansanti, and Benoît Tadié.  Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2011.  39–49. 

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.

Le Réalisme et ses paradoxes (1850-1900) - Mélanges offerts à Jean-Louis Cabanès. Ed. Gabrielle Chamara and Pierre-Jean Dufief (Paris, Garnier classique, coll. « Rencontres », série « Études dix-neuviémistes », 2014, 510 p.). Questions de communication 27 (2015) 367-69.

Savoirs en récits. Ed. Anne Herschberg-Pierrot and Jacques Neefs Ed. Anne Herschberg-Pierrot and Jacques Neefs (Vincennes: Presses universitaires de Vincennes, coll. “Manuscrits modernes,” 2010, vol. 1 and 2, 192 p. and 176 p.). Questions de communication 19 (2011) 306-8.

  • Ph. D. 1998 Columbia University, French
  • Maîtrise 1992 University Paris III, Second Language Acquisition (French as a Foreign Language)
  • DEA 1986 University Paris IV, Comparative Literature
  • Licence 1986 University Paris IV, Philosophy
  • Certified as an ACTFL Tester of French with full certification, 2002
Areas of
  • Curriculum Development
  • Flaubert
  • French As A Foreign Language
  • French Culture, History, Society And Politics
  • Lebanon
  • Modern And Contemporary French And Francophone Literature
  • Narration And Description
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Web-based Instructional Materials And E-learning
  • West Africa
Research Fields:
  • Applied, Cognitive and Socio-Cultural Linguistics
  • Economic Development and Smart Cities
  • French
  • Global Cities and Urban Society
  • Instructional Technologies for Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Studies Abroad
  • Africa (North)
  • Africa (Sub-Saharan)
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Gender
  • International Development
  • Regional Development
  • Aesthetics
  • African Studies
  • Assessment
  • Cinema Studies
  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Education
  • Education Policy
  • European Union Studies
  • Film History and Theory
  • Foreign Policy
  • Francophone Studies
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Higher Education: Teaching and Learning
  • History and Memory
  • Immigration and Migration Studies
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Language Acquisition
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Middle-Eastern Studies
  • Migration
  • Modernity
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Social Movements
  • Sustainability
  • World Literature
  • Youth Culture
  • 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-3552: Fren for Professions II
  • FREN-3813: Special Topics
  • FREN-4011: French Art
  • FREN-4103: Francophone Africa
  • FREN-4105: Francophone Cinema
  • FREN-4500: Intercultural Seminar
  • FREN-4695: French Internship
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