Ph.D. Student in French

Advised by Professor Emeritus Dominique Fisher

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Education

P.hD., French and Francophone Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018.
M.A., French and Francophone Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012.
B.A., Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, 2004.

Bio

Angela Ritter specializes in contemporary literature of the French-speaking-world and focuses on performance and film studies, gender studies, and is particularly interested in the idea of -trans, broadly considered as the movement beyond artificially constructed borders — transnational, transgender, trans-corporeal, etc. As she moves forward in her career, Ritter is interested in creating Service Learning courses and in research on best pedagogical practices for second language acquisition, specifically innovative approaches to incorporating culture, service, and literature in language courses.

Publications

  • “Corporeal Borders and Inhabited Bodies as Exilic Space in the Theater of Wajdi Mouawad and Marie NDiaye.” French Forum Vol 43.1.
  • “Active Viewership and Ethical Representation: Responsible Spectatorship in Alfredo Jaar’s ‘Real Pictures’ and Gil Courtemanche’s Un dimanche à la piscine à Kigali.” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. XXIV, no 1. 2016.
  • “Text and Sound: A Review of Wajdi Mouawad’s Les larmes d’Œdipe.” French Review Vol 91.4

Awards

  • Hardré Summer Award, 2018
  • Quebec United States University Program Grant. Relations internationales et francophonie Québec, 2017
  • Tournée d’Auteur et d’Expert Grants. Association internationale des études québécoises, 2017
  • Matching Funds Grant. Center for Global Initiatives, 2017
  • McCulloch Research Fellowship. Department of Romance Studies, 2016
  • Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards. UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014-2015

Courses Taught

In addition to language courses at all levels, Ritter teaches courses on literature of the French-speaking world, spanning the 19-21st century and approaching multiple genres.