Biographical Sketch

Devan Baty's research and teaching interests are closely intertwined, focusing on Francophone literature, culture and cinema of the Maghreb, post-colonial perspectives and print culture and female readers in early modern France. From the beginning to the advanced level, she integrates information and intercultural literacy tasks into language instruction.

Academic History

  • PhD in French, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
  • MA in French, University of Iowa, 1995
  • BA in French and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, 1992

Courses Taught

  • Beginning French Language
  • Intermediate French in Context 
  • Advanced French Composition and Conversation
  • Power, Honor and Love in Medieval France
  • Passionate Extremes in Early Modern France
  • Junior-Senior Seminar
    • French-Algerian Representations of Identity in Literature, Film and Culture
    • Desire and Narration
  • Cultures of France and the Francophone World
  • Introduction to French Literature
  • Libertines, Rogues and Femmes Fatales in French Literature
  • Islam and Post-colonialism in Contemporary Morocco (co-taught in Morocco)
  • Advanced Conversation and Culture Abroad (taught in France and Montreal)
  • Landscape, Language and Identity in the French Caribbean (to be taught in Martinique, Spring, 2015)

Recent Conferences Attended

  • NEH Summer Seminar:  "Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia:  Literature, the Arts and Cinema since Independence," June-July, 2014
  • American Association of Teachers of French Annual Convention, New Orleans, July, 2014
  • "Le Français bouge en classe/Circulating French in the Classroom:  Reading Literature in Community," University of Notre Dame, 2013