Michael Wiedorn

Associate Professor of French

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Fax Number:
404-894-0955
Office Location:
Swann 222
Overview

Michael Wiedorn is Associate Professor of French in the School of Modern Languages. Previously he served as an Assistant Professor at St. Edward’s University and as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. His book, Think Like an Archipelago: Paradox in the Work of Edouard Glissant, was published by the State University of New York Press in 2018. Other publications have appeared in The International Journal of Francophone Studies, Callaloo, the annual publication of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and The Encyclopedia of the Novel, as well as in edited volumes in English and French. In 2014 he led a group of Atlanta-area public school educators to Dakar, Senegal under the aegis of a Fulbright-Hays/ US Department of Education Group Projects Abroad grant. Among others, Michael has offered courses on historical narratives by women writers in the Caribbean and the Maghreb, on African Cinema, and on French business culture and French civilization. 

Education:
  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 2008
  • M.A. University of Pennsylvania 2003
  • B.A. Southwestern University 1999
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Fulbright-Hays / Dept. of Education Group Projects Abroad grant, Principal Investigator, 2014.
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2009-2010
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Creole
  • Deleuze
  • Feminism
  • France
  • Francophone
  • Francophone Africa
  • French
  • Glissant
  • Literature
  • Maghreb
  • New Orleans
  • Paris
  • Philosophy
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Media
  • French
  • Global Cities and Urban Society
  • Instructional Technologies for Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Studies Abroad
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Africa (North)
  • Africa (Sub-Saharan)
  • Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • United States
  • United States - Southeast
Issues:
  • Gender
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • African Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Community engagement
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Film History and Theory
  • Francophone Studies
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Language Acquisition
  • Languages in Contact
  • Literary Theory
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Translation
  • World Literature
Courses
  • FREN-1002: Elementary French II
  • FREN-2001: French Culture I
  • FREN-2002: French Culture II
  • FREN-2005: LBAT Culture & Language
  • FREN-3002: French Lit 1900-Present
  • FREN-3040: Reading and Translation
  • FREN-3062: Adv Business French II
  • FREN-3121: Advanced Composition
  • FREN-3500: Field Work Abroad
  • FREN-3692: French LBAT II
  • FREN-3693: French LBAT III
  • FREN-3833: Special Topics
  • FREN-4101: Francophone Lit I
  • FREN-4102: Francophone Lit II
  • FREN-4105: Francophone Cinema
  • FREN-4200: Intro French Philosophy
  • FREN-4241: French Cinema I
  • ML-2813: Special Topics
All Publications

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Translations