Eric Wistrom

Credentials: PhD Candidate in French

Email: wistrom@wisc.edu

Address:
632 Van Hise Hall

EDUCATION

M.A. & B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Hybridity in postcolonial and postmigration studies, specifically the evolution of interlinguistic influences of French, Arabic and Berber dialects and new practices of textual hybridity in Arabo-Francophone expression. Subspeciality in trauma studies, focusing on the literary representations of acute and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DISSERTATION TITLE

L’évolution de l’hybridité dans l’expression arabo-francophone postcoloniale et postmigrante

COURSES TAUGHT

  • French 101: First Semester French
  • French 102: Second Semester French
  • French 203: Third Semester French
  • French 211: What is Life? Biological Life in French Culture and Literature (Reader)
  • French 271: Introduction to Literary Analysis

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Le commerce des hommes dans l’Histoire des deux Indes: the anecdote of Louis Desrouleaux.” 62nd Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, WI. Upcoming November 2021.
  • “Affect and the Limits of Cultural Performativity in Y.B.’s Allah superstar.” 23rd International Symposium of the Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies. Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Virtual). June 25, 2021.
  • “L’écriture de la liminalité dans Zabor ou Les psaumes de Kamel Daoud.” 35th Congress of the Conseil International d’Études Francophones. Madeira, Portugal (Virtual). June 11, 2021.
  • “Intertextual Hybridity as Social Commentary in Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête.” 52nd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA (Virtual). March 12, 2021.
  • “La ‘pensée-autre’ et la critique dialectique dans Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud.” 34th Congress of the Conseil International d’Études Francophones. Gdańsk, Poland. June 12, 2020. Cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • “Cultural Hybridity and Interlanguage: a transgenerational study of semantics and pragmatics in Azouz Begag’s Le Gone du Chaâba.” 51st Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Boston, MA. March 7, 2020.
  • De la franchise: the ethos of political rhetoric in Michel de Montaigne’s ‘De l’utile et de l’honnête’.” 61st Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Chicago, IL. November 16, 2019.
  • “Writing the Spaces of Postcolonial (non-)lieux in Assia Djebar’s Nulle part dans la maison de mon père.” 61st Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Chicago, IL. November 15, 2019.
  • “The Passage of Migrancy in Rachid Boudjedra’s Topographie idéale pour une agression caractérisée.” 22nd International Symposium of the Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies. Gießen, Germany. May 22, 2019.
  • “The Labyrinth of National (In)Difference in Rachid Boudjedra’s Topographie idéale pour une agression caractérisée.” 50th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Washington, DC. March 23, 2019.
  • “Socially-Mediated Sketching of Caricature and Irony in Y.B.’s Allah superstar.” 60th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Kansas City, MO. November 17, 2018.
  • “The Biopolitics of Cartesian passions de l’âme in Jean Racine’s Andromaque.” 60th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Kansas City, MO. November 17, 2018.
  • “Abjective Typology of the griot-enfant soldat in Ahmadou Kourouma’s Allah n’est pas obligé.” 49th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Pittsburgh, PA. April 14, 2018.
  • “Affective and Cognitive Implications of Post-Traumatic ciné-théâtre in Koffi Kwahulé’s Les Recluses.” 59th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Cincinnati, OH. November 11, 2017.
  • “Rhetorical Permutations of ingénuité, franchise, and naïveté in Choderlos de Laclos’ Les Liaisons dangereuses.” 59th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Cincinnati, OH. November 10, 2017.
  • “Diglossic Readings of Referential Palimpsests in Assia Djebar’s Nulle part dans la maison de mon père.” 48th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Baltimore, MD. March 23, 2017.
  • “Luminary Allegory and Protreptic (Counter-)Exemplarity in Théophile de Viau’s Theophilus in carcere.” 58th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. St. Louis, MO. November 12, 2016.
  • “Border States of Transgenerational Sociolinguistic Assimilation in Azouz Begag’s Le Gone du Chaâba.” 58th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. St. Louis, MO. November 11, 2016.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Therapeutic Applications of ciné-théâtre in Reframing Trauma Narratives and Attenuating Post-Traumatic Distress in the Survivors of Sexual Violence: Koffi Kwahulé’s Les Recluses.” Journal of Trauma and Literature Studies. Accepted pending revisions, February 23, 2021.
  • “Thirdspace and Hospitality: Migratory Massage and the Labyrinth of National (In)Difference in Rachid Boudjedra’s Topographie idéale pour une agression caractérisée.” In Passages. Ed. Jens Kugele and Elizabeth Kovach. London: UCL Press. Accepted pending revisions, March 14, 2020.

AWARDS

  • “GAFIS Leadership Award.” Graduate Association of French and Italian Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 2021.
  • “Chancellor’s Fellowship.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School and the Department of French and Italian. Funded by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Spring 2021.
  • “Alfred Glauser Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of French and Italian. April 2019.
  • “Student Research Grants Competition for Conference Presentation Funds.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. Funded by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the Vilas Trust. March 2019.
  • “George Hefke Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of French and Italian. May 2018.
  • “Mary Josephine Walker-Wolff Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of French and Italian. May 2017.
  • “Alfred and Isabella Panzini-Galpin Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of French and Italian. May 2016.
  • “George Hefke Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of French and Italian. May 2016.
  • “Germaine Mercier Award for Department Distinction.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of French and Italian. May 2014.