Instructor of French
Instructor of French Dr. Cary Campbell comes to Antioch College most recently from the University of Pittsburgh where he served for two years as their Coordinator of French Language programs. He also trained there both as a linguist and as a literary scholar. From his undergraduate training both in Linguistics and French, he developed interests in language pedagogy, syntax, Romantic and Francophone narrative fiction. They eventually culminated in his MA in literature and linguistics, and in his PhD in African literature with a dissertation focusing on the construction of national identity in recent novels from Côte d'Ivoire. Today, he is broadening his dissertation topic into a book project comparing literary representations of national identity across a range of African Francophone countries.
While pursuing this education, Dr. Campbell kept a busy schedule teaching all levels of French, as well as courses in phonology, approaches to literature, the history of the French Atlantic, the African novel of French expression, and Anticolonialism. His fifteen years of teaching experience has also included collaboration on several online French textbooks and interactive video-based French courses, earning him Contributing Author credits on Carnegie Mellon's award winning Open Learning Initiative French Online program. Dr. Campbell has a long history of applying proficiency-based and communicative methods in the classroom and in infusing all his classes, from elementary French to advanced literature, with the cultural products, practices and perspectives he developed a love for during his overseas experiences in France and in Côte d'Ivoire.
“The Persistence of Nation: Allegory and Ivoirité in Véronique Tadjo’s Novels”: Women in French Studies – currently under consideration
“Veronique Tadjo’s Loin de mon père: Postcolonial National Identity and the Reification of Allegory”: Cincinnati Conference in Romance Languages and Literatures – April 2014
“Subaltern Perspectives and National Liberation: Béti, Nganang, and the Literary Strategy of the Underdog”: African Literature Association Conference – March 2013
“The Post-Ivoirité Kourouma: A Postcolonial Pro-national Prescience”: Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference – September 2012
“Re-reading Les Soleils in the light of Ivoirité: Kourouma as postcolonial nationalist”: African Literature Association Conference – April 2012
“La Persistance de Nation: Boni, Tadjo et l’Ivoirité”: African Literature Association Conference Panel – April 2011
“Nègres et nègres: Tanella Boni on French latent racism and neocolonial Côte d’Ivoire”: Cincinnati Conference in Romance Languages and Literatures – May 2009
“The National Tug of Home: National Identity in the Parisian African Immigrant Community of Alain Mabanckou's Bleu Blanc Rouge”: African Literature Association Conference Panel – March 2007
“Che vuoi, Piccolo Principe?: Slavoj Žižek's take on Lacanian Subjectivity in St. Éxupéry's Le Petit prince”: Faculty/Graduate Departmental Seminar – November 2004
“How We Add Technology to the Mix”: TA Panel for the Multimedia in Language Learning Workshop Series, Robert Henderson Language Media Center, University of Pittsburgh – September 2004
“Do They Get It? A Study on Assessing Comprehension in Foreign Language Learners”: Faculty/Graduate Departmental Seminar – March 2002