STÉPHANIE RAVILLON, Lecturer. Ph.D. University of Burgundy, France.
Stéphanie Ravillon graduated from the University of Burgundy, France, with a Ph.D in English in 2002. She has taught in the Department of French Studies at Brown since 2003. Her courses have ranged from beginners’ to more advanced classes in language, culture, and translation.
Stéphanie Ravillon has been engaged in research that examines questions of identity and self in the post-colonial world. Her dissertation focused on the notion of hybridity in Salman Rushdie's novels, and she has published articles on cultural and linguistic hybridity, as well as on memory and the (re)writing of history. She has also explored the specificity of postcolonial literature, the link between literature and history, the pluralistic heritage which nurtures the imagination of postcolonial writers, as well as the rise of national consciousness, and the transnational phenomenon of creolization.
Since 2009, she has been involved with the Research Center on Investment and International Trade ("Centre de Recherche sur le droit des investissements et des marchés internationaux", CREDIMI, University of Burgundy, France) which is affiliated with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and has translated their annual Chronicle of the Informal Sources of International Business Law.
Her current interests include: contemporary French language, culture and society; second language acquisition; teaching with technology and teacher training; and translation and translation studies. >>More information
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