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Nicole Wallenbrock

Nicole Wallenbrock


Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

nbwallen@syr.edu

303 HB Crouse Hall
315.443.5473


Dr. Nicole Beth Wallenbrock primarily researches the complicated relationship of France to its former colonies, the heritage of the colonial empire and the challenges made by artists to this conflicted legacy.

Her monograph The Franco-Algerian War Through a Twenty-first Century Lens: Film and History will be published this year by Bloomsbury Books. She is also co-editing and contributing to a volume with Frank Jacob on migration crises in recent film productions Cast-away at Sea (Palgrave Macmillan and the University of Manchester Press have expressed interest.)

She received her PhD and film certificate from the Graduate Center, City University of New York and previously taught French at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, film at City College of CUNY and French and French literature in translation at Hunter College. Dr. Wallenbrock was selected twice to participate in the National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute on North Africa at Oregon State University.

Courses

French 202 French IV
French 300 The Voices of French Women, 19th-21st century
French 400-600 The New Wave and After : French Film Aesthetics

Articles and Contributions

In preparation

“The Franco-Algerian War as Jacques Derrida’s Scission: Mesrine Part I: The Death Instinct (L’Instinct de Mort), Part II :Public Enemy no.1 (L’Ennemi Public no. 1) (Jean-Paul Richet, 2008).” 

Forthcoming

“The De/Reterritorialization of the Screen Algerian Revolution: Summer of ’62 (Mehdi Charef, 2006), Outlaws (Rachid Bouchareb, 2010)and The Crazy Years of the Twist (Mahmoud Zemmouri, 1985)” Journal of North African Studies, Routledge (Invited for Special Cinema Issue).

“The Rhizomatic Algerian Revolution of Twenty-First Century Documentaries: Algérie Tours/ Détours (2006), La Chine est encore loin (2009) and Fidaï (2014)” French Politics, Culture, and Society, Berghann Books. 

In print

“An apology for French torturers: L’ennemi intime (Émil Florent Siri, 2007)”, in Mark de Valk, ed. Screening the Tortured Body: Cinema as Scaffold. Palgrave Macmillan (November 2016).

“Clandestine Boat Immigration in French Film: The Homo Sacer on the Norman Coast Welcome (2009) and Le Havre (2011)” Global Humanities: Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies, (Volume on Migration and State Power) Neofelis verlag (February 2016) pp.123-139.

 “Almost but not quite eating pork: Culinary Nationalism and Islamic Difference in Millennial French Comedies.” Performing Islam, Intellect (January 2016) pp.107- 128.

“The Screen Student-prostitute, A Twenty-first Century Discourse: Mes chères etudes (2010), Elles (Suzumowska, 2011), Jeune et Jolie (Ozon, 2013),” French Cultural Studies, Sage (November 2015). pp. 415-425.

 “Annie Girardot: votre cousine, votre tontine, votre maman, votre fiancée” pp. 221-222. and “Sylvie Testud: Pas typique” pp. 379-381. in Michael Abécassis ed. French Cinema in Close-up – La Vie d’un acteur pour moi. Phaeton Publishing Limited, May 2015.

“The Ideal Immigrant is a Child: Michou d’Auber and the Politics of Immigration in France,” Andrew Scahill and Debbie Olson eds. Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. Lexington Books, June 2012. pp. 123-150.

 “Awakening from the Algerian War: Mon colonel (Laurent Herbiet, 2006)” The French Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, October 2011. pp. 92-101.

“Film Review: La Vénus Noire (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2010).Ex Plus Ultra: The Postgraduate E-journal of the WUN International Network in Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies (University of Leeds) May 2011. 

Education

May 2012, Doctor of Philosophy in French
Dissertation Title: “The Algerian War Era Through a Twenty-First Century Lens: French Films 2005-2007”
Dissertation Director: Jerry Carlson
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York New York, NY

May 2008 Master of Philosophy in French
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York New York, NY

May 2008 Film Certificate
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York New York, NY

May 1999 Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Literature
Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Additional Education

June 26-July 14, 2017
Selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute,
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: The Voices of Women in Literature, Cinema and Other Arts since Independence
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

June 23-July 11, 2014
Selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema since Independence
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon