Leah Sandner

Credentials: PhD Student in French

Email: lsandner@wisc.edu

Address:
650 Van Hise Hall

EDUCATION

  • M.A., Université de Montréal
  • B.A., Oakland University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

20th and 21st century literature; Francophone writers in the Americas; the Cold War; otherness and the (post)modern condition. Focus on geopolitics, political economy, labor movements, and the effects of neoliberalism on écriture migrante from Quebec and Franco-Canada.

DISSERTATION TITLE

“Dire au revoir aux ruines : chocs économiques et transplantation dans l’écriture migrante du Franco-Canada” (provisional)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • French 314: Contemporary Issues in Government, Organizations, and Enterprise – reader/grader
  • French 211: Literature in Translation – reader/grader
  • French 102: Second Semester French
  • French 101: First Semester French

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Paradis funèbres, monotones et superficiels: le voyage en Amérique dans trois romans franco-canadiens contemporains.” 40th annual 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Tucson, Arizona, April 13-15, 2023.
  • “Toward a Hyperreal Society: Representations of the United States in Three Contemporary Canadian Novels.” Departmental Research Seminar. University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 28, 2022.
  • “Voyage vers une société hyperréelle : l’imaginaire américain dans le roman de la route franco-canadien.” 89th Congrès annuel de l’Afcas. Quebec City, Canada (virtual), May 13, 2022.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Sandner, Leah. “Voyage vers une société hyperréelle : l’imaginaire américain dans le roman de la route (franco-)canadien.” Voix et Images, accepted pending revisions, fall 2023.
  • Sandner, Leah. “La question du mal et de l’écriture dans Soifs.” Séminaire «Lectures de Soifs (Marie-Claire Blais) », edited by the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ), coll. “Les Nouveaux Cahiers de recherche,” n. 9, April 9, 2019, pp. 66-72.

AWARDS

  • “Student Research Grants Competition Award.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. Funded by the Vilas Trust and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. May 2023.
  • “Alfred and Isabella Panzini-Galpin Fund Scholarship for Excellence in Graduate Studies.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of French and Italian. April 2023.