• Devan Baty

    Devan Baty

    Professor of French



Biographical Sketch

Devan Baty teaches French language, culture and literature courses from the beginning to advanced levels. Her academic interests include early modern French literature and postcolonial Francophone perspectives. Her most current project involves the integration of information and intercultural literacy tasks into language instruction using open access resources and digital technologies. Ph.D. French Literature.

Link to Curriculum Vitae

BATY CV 2022

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
  • Introduction to French and Francophone Literature
  • 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
  • Libertines, Rogues and Femmes Fatales in French Literature (taught in English)
  • 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 (Martinique)
  • Beyond the Hexagon: France and the Maghreb
  • The French Enlightenment
  • Cultural Métissage and Francophone Voices of the African Diaspora

Recent Conferences Attended

ACTFL Learning Series “Linking Proficiency Outcomes with the Social Justice Standards” February 2-23, 2022 

CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota) 2021 Summer Institute “Building on Effective Uses of Technology in Second Language Teaching,” July 19-23, 2021  

CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota) 2021 Summer Institute “Teaching Language through the Lens of Social Justice” July 26-30, 2021

CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota) 2021 Asynchronous Virtual Summer Institute “Transitioning to Teaching Language Online,” June 18-July 18, 2021 

 “Diversity, Decolonization, and the French Curriculum” virtual conference, organized by Dr. Siham Bouamer (Sam Houston State University) and Dr. Loïc Bourdeau (University of Louisiana, Lafayette), November 13-14, 2020

Grants

Mellon Foundation Grant, Collaboration between languages faculty from Coe and Cornell Colleges:  “The Civic Humanities: A Foreign Language Collaboration Between Coe and Cornell Colleges,” summer, 2017-summer, 2019.

ACM FaCE Grant, Collaboration between languages faculty from Cornell, Coe and Grinnell Colleges and the University of Iowa MFA Program in Literary Translation:  “Translation for Global Literacies Across the Curriculum,” fall, 2016-spring, 2018.

Cornell Summer Research Institute Grant, 2016:  "Research and Development of Digital Games for (French) Language Retention and Practice" with Kat Sayrs and Brooke Bergantzel.