Taryn McQuain Bentaous



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Taryn McQuain Bentaous


Email: taryn_bentaous@uml.edu
EDUCATION

Ph.D. Francophone Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2006

Dissertation Title: Rejet et transformation de la figure de la mère dans la littérature contemporaine des femmes au Québec

Dissertation Director : Dr. Bénédicte Mauguière

M.A. French, Bowling Green State University, 2002

B.A. French, St. Lawrence University, 2000
EXPERIENCE

January 2010-Present



University of Massachusetts Lowell

Part-Time Faculty, Classes: French 2, 3 & 4 using Vis à Vis and Collages


August 2009-Present

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Lecturer, Classes: French 3 & 4 using Sur le Vif


August 2009-May 2010

Tufts University, Medford MA

Lecturer, Classes: French Composition and Conversation, French 1 & 2 using French in Action


August 2007- May 2008

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Classes: French 3 & 4 using Quant à Moi, The 20th Century Francophone Autobiography, Québec in Transition: the literature and cinema of the 20th Century

Tutorials (directed independent studies): French in the United States, Francophone Cinema, Francophone Literature, French Conversation and composition with a focus on France and the European Union, Moroccan literature, Critical Literary Theory


August 2006-May 2007

The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Classes: Beginning and Intermediate French using Chez Nous and Bravo, Conversation & Composition

August 2003-December 2005



University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

Instructor/ Graduate Assistant

Classes: Beginning French I and II using Vis à Vis and Invitation au Monde Francophone
August 2001-May 2000

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Instructor/ Graduate Assistant

Classes: French Culture and Civilization

AWARDS AND HONORS

Dissertation Defense Honors, Ph.D. awarded with Honors, April 13, 2006

Phi Beta Delta, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2005

University Honors, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2004

Pi Delta Phi, Bowling Green State University, 2002

French Department Writing Prize, St. Lawrence University, 2000

Chi Omega Fraternity, St. Lawrence University, 1998

Outstanding First-Year Student Award, St. Lawrence University, 1996

North Country Scholar, St. Lawrence University, 1996-2000
PRESENTATIONS

La “ passagère survivante”: l’émergence des voix maternelles marocaines dans Rêves de Femmes et Le Maroc raconté par ses femmes de Fatima Mernissi. CIEF Congrès,

July 1, 2010, Montréal.
“Le rejet de la généalogie patriarcale dans Immobile de Ying Chen”. Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 14-18, 2007.
“L’émergence de nouveaux liens maternels: la maternité symbolique dans deux textes d’Anne Hébert”. International Colloquium Hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of North Texas. March 2-3, 2007.
Les deux actrices: Le rôle du théâtre dans la renaissance symbolique du personnage féminin dans Immobile de Ying Chen et Le Premier jardin d’Anne Hébert”

CIEF Congrès 2006, Sinaia, Romania, June 2006.


“Le rejet du maternel dans L’Ingratitude de Ying Chen et La Maison du Remous de Nicole Houde” CIEF Congrès 2005, Ottawa, July 2, 2005.

Huis Clos et L’Invitée: deux versions de l’enfer”, Texts and Cultural Contexts (Graduate Conference) University of Louisiana at Lafayatte, April 2, 2004.



LANGUAGE SKILLS

French: Near-native proficiency.


German: Basic knowledge.

English: Native Speaker.

FOREIGN ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE


Summer 2005, Dissertation Research at Centre Anne Hébert, Université de Sherbrooke
August 2000 – May, 2001, Student at Université François Rabelais, in Tours, France through M.A. program with Bowling Green State University
Summer 2002, Intensive beginner German course, Salzburg, Austria
January-June 1999, Student in Rouen, France, St. Lawrence University

TRAVEL

France, Morocco, Tunisia, Québec, Switzerland, Romania, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Mexico, the Caribbean, and within the United States


MEMBERSHIPS
CIEF
Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones

MLA Modern Language Association

AIEQ Association International d’Etudes Québécoises

WIF Women in French

ACSUS Association for Canadian Studies in the United States

ACQS American Council for Quebec Studies
SERVICE TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY

* Trip to Montréal, April 2008- I traveled with students enrolled in my class entitled “Québec in Transition”.

* Franco-fun at Marlboro- Meetings for students to discover Francophone pop culture by watching popular movies and music videos, as well as other cultural events.

* La Semaine de la Francophonie, March 19-23, 2007, College of the Holy Cross

Responsible for the planning of all activities including: Tunisian Film, Guest speaker from Louisiana, International dinner and Francophone dancing event.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE AND TEACHING INTERESTS


* 20th Century women writers from Québec

* Contemporary literature from Québec

* 16th, 19th and 20th Century French works with a focus on women writers

* Francophone literature and cinema of the Maghreb with a focus on women writers

* The Autobiography genre

* Detective fiction genre/ the works of Georges Simenon

* French in the United States

REFERENCES
Dr. Bénédicte Mauguière

Professor of French

Colby College

4400 Mayflower Hill


Waterville, Maine 04901-8844

Benedicte.Mauguiere@colby.edu


Dr. Catherine O’Callaghan

Director of Academic Advising

Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT

(802) 258-9235

collag@marlboro.edu

Dr. Dominique Ryon

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Department of Modern Languages

PO Box 43331, Lafayette, LA 70504

(337) 482-6816

dryon@louisiana.edu


Dr. Constance Schick

College of the Holy Cross

Department of Modern Languages

1 College St

Worcester, MA 01610

(508) 793-2291



cschick@holycross.edu

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