Recherches et publications

 

 

 

My research involves Francophone Studies; Theory and cultural Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies; Visual and Media Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I explore (rural/urban) resilience, race and ethnicity, gender-based violence, trans-cultural violence, individual and collective trauma and social cohesion – in France, the French Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. I count various invited lectures and interviews across the globe to present my scholarship. I also have a record of presentations at numerous prominent national and international conferences dating back to 2000.

I am the recipient of numerous research grants (summing to over $158,600.00). Some of my awards and fellowships include: the LBA 2018 Summer Residency in Guadeloupe; the Digital Champions Fellowship (2013); two Endowed Weber Chairs in the Humanities (2011 and 2012); the Juliette S. Benhamou Francophone Studies Fellowship (2008), the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007 and 2008 as well as the Excellence Teaching Award in 2005 from Purdue University; the Outstanding Work Award for my success in directing and coordinating the first collegiate exhibit of Caribbean performing arts at the University of the Antilles in 2001.

 

Presently, I am finalizing a book that explores the literary and visual works of author, filmmaker and journalist Fabienne Kanor.  

Second book project:
Sex Trafficking and Gender Violence in the French Caribbean (working title).

 

Forthcoming publications:
Francis, Gladys M. Foreword. “La Techni’ka de Lénablou: Les enjeux d’une syntaxe du gwo ka et du Bigidi.” Techni’ka et le concept du bigidi by Lénablou. 2005. 2nd ed. Pointe-à-Pitre : Éditions Jasor, Fall 2017.

Francis, Gladys M. "Case départ: Slavery in Martinique through the Lens of Comedy." Celluloid  Chains: Slavery in the Americas through Film. Eds. Block and Duke, Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, Fall 2017.

 

Peer-reviewed publications:

Francis, Gladys M. Odious Caribbean Women and the Palpable Aesthetics of Transgression. After the Empire, Series on Postcolonial Francophone Literature and Culture. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. Review of Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory, by Cheryl Toman. Lexington Books, 2016. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, OK: University of Tulsa, 36.2 (fall 2017): 512-4.

Francis, Gladys M. and Lynn E. Palermo. "Tyrannie en 'France': André Breton et Gerty Dambury." Entre-texte: Dialogues littéraires et culturels in French Studies Series. Eds. Panaïté and Klekovkina, Routledge, Fall 2017 pp. 277-298.

Francis, Gladys M. Review of Women Writers of Gabon: Literature and Herstory, by Cheryl Toman. Lexington Books, 2016. French Studies, Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, 71.4 (September 18, 2017): 601-602

Francis, Gladys M. "Fabienne Kanor « l’Ante-llaise par excellence »: sexualité, corporalité, diaspora et créolité." The French Forum peer-reviewed journal of French and Francophone literature and film, Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press 41.3 (2016): 273-288. Published in April 2017.Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. and Lynn E. Palermo. "Exotisme, dialogisme et chaos en milieu antillais: André Breton et Gerty Dambury" in Communautés de lecture: pour une approche dialogique des œuvres classiques et contemporaines/Reading Communities: A dialogical Approach to French and Francophone Literature. Ed. Panaïté, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (2016): 48-68.

Gladys M Francis Amour Sexe Genre Trauma Caraibe FrancophoneFrancis, Gladys M. Amour, sexe, genre et trauma dans la Caraïbe francophone. Ed. Francis, Gladys M. Collection Espaces Littéraires, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016. Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. “Introduction. Dis-positions Créoles :Corpographies du désir, du trauma et de la résistance aux Antilles.” Amour, sexe, genre et trauma dans la Caraïbe francophone, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016. Access Here ScholarWorks Repository PDF

Francis, Gladys M. “Entretien avec Simone Schwarz-Bart: ‘Vivre à la Tout-Monde.’” Amour, sexe, genre et trauma dans la Caraïbe francophone. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016. Access Here ScholarWorks Repository PDF

Francis, Gladys M. “Résister au compromis, crever la douleur, dire le silence: entretien avec Jocelyne Béroard.” Amour, sexe, genre et trauma dans la Caraïbe francophone. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016. Access Here ScholarWorks Repository PDF

Francis, Gladys M. and Béatrice Mélina. “L’ARThralgie Créole de Béatrice Mélina: Peindre
arythmies et articulations identitaires.” Amour, sexe, genre et trauma dans la Caraïbe francophone, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016. Access Here ScholarWorks Repository PDF

Francis, Gladys M. "Creolization on the Move in Francophone Caribbean Literature." The Oxford Diasporas Programme, Oxford: The University of Oxford, 2015.

Francis, Gladys M. "Transgressive Embodied Writings of KA-ribbean Bodies in Pain."Writing Through the Visual and Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean. Ed. Ousseina Alidou and Renée Larrier. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. "Africa, France and the French Antilles: Beyond Négritude and Créolité in Dance." Contemporary Voices of Afro Caribbean Dance, Leicester: Serendipity Artists Movement Ltd., 2015.

Francis, Gladys M. "Guadeloupe's Ka-ribbean Bodies in Conflict: Gerty Dambury and Gisèle Pineau." Critical Perspectives on Conflict in Caribbean Societies of the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries. Ed. Sobiac & Donatien-Yssa. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015.

Francis, Gladys M. Folies sacrificielles dans  le théâtre francophone africain in “Le Sacrifice dans les littératures francophones” Francopolyphonies, Ed. Rodopi, 2014 Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. "Le drame de Sony Labou Tansi : faire jouer le corps souffrant et se jouer de la folie." Revue d’Études Françaises ELTE Centre Interuniversitaire d'Études Françaises Budapest, Hungary 18.1 (2013)

Francis, Gladys M. Opacity: Liminal Landmine-Bodies Rev. of Liberty Limited by Károly Sándor Pallai. Empty Mirror Books 23 December 2013. Web. 3 Jan 2013. Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. Foreword. Liberty Limited. By K. Sándor Pallai. Seychelles: Arthée, 2013. Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. Fonctions et enjeux de la danse et de la musique dans le texte Francophone créole (University of Nebraska Press, 2011). Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. (Con)Text, Bodily Politics and Violences of the Cuban Female Body (Negritud Journal Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos, 2010) Access Here

Francis, Gladys M. Women’s Transgressional Writings in Gender and Body (Women’s Studies Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009). Access Here

 

2017-18 Forthcoming publications with: The University of Tennessee Press & L'Harmattan Paris.

 

Francophone Literatures and Visual Arts (Caribbean, Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa) | Women and Gender Studies | Post/colonial Studies | Transatlantic/Diaspora Studies | Theory and Cultural Studies | Postcolonial Feminist Theories | Instructional Technologies in Communicative Language Courses| African Diaspora Study Abroad | Sustainable Study Abroad

 

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