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Holly Christine Woodson
May 13, 2014
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Seattle, WA 98122
10321 Bedford Court NW
Seattle, WA 98177
- Ph.D. in French Literature, Northwestern University, 2004.
- M.A. in French Literature, University of Georgia, 1997.
- B.A. in French and English, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1995.
- Seattle University, Modern Languages and Cultures, English, Adjunct Professor, 2007-Present
- University of Washington, Dept. of French and Italian, Adjunct Professor, 2004-2008
- Edmonds Community College, French and English, Adjunct Professor, 2003-2006
Adjunct Professor, Seattle University
- Novice French, 115, 125, 135. Muliple sections.
- Intermediate French, 215, 225, 235. Multiple sections.
- “The Spectacle of the Real: The Search for Truth in 19th-Century French Literature.”
- “Enlightenment Thought in 21st-Century Political Discourse.”
- “Virtual Reality in the French Language-Learning Classroom.”
- “Get Real! The Consumption of Reality and the Rhetoric of Watching,” UCORE.
- “Wicked Witches of the West: Bad Women in the Canon,” UCORE.
- “The Spectacle of the Real: The Search for Truth in 19th-Century French Literature.”
Core Classes Approved:
- Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities III: “From Palace to Prison: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond-Encrusted Road to Revolution,” (Study-Abroad Component).
- “Liberating the Mind: Prison and Art in Western Culture.”
Summer Writing Class Approved:
- “Introduction to College Writing.”
Adjunct Professor, University of Washington
French Language and Culture:
- Communicative Method: French 110, 120, 130, multiple sections.
- Immersion Method: French 110, 120, 130, multiple sections.
- Task-based Method: French 110, 120, 130, multiple sections.
- Introduction to French Literature and Composition: 210, 220, 230, multiple sections.
Graduate/Majors Level Seminars:
- “La Femme mythique à ‘l’Age des Révolutions’ (1793-1871) (The Mythic Woman in the Age of Revolutions).”
- “Jouir et souffrir au dix-neuvième siècle: une vision du Seconde Empire.”
- “L’Orientalisme et l’altérité au siècle des Lumières.”
- “Penser l’identité culturelle: la ‘créolité’ de Maryse Condé.”
- “L’Evolution poétique du roman réaliste: la tradition littéraire mise en question.”
Adjunct Professor, Edmonds Community College, French and English
- French Language, 110, 120, 130, Intermediate, 210.
- Introduction to College Writing, 110.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University
- Accelerated Introductory French, Instructor of Record, multiple sections. 1998-2000.
- French language and culture, Instructor of Record, multiple sections. 1998-2000.
- “Haunting Happiness, Hunting Happiness,” for visiting professor, Hélène Cixous, 1999.
- “The Literature of Existentialism,” for professor Scott Durham, 1999.
Graduate teaching assistant, University of Georgia
- Accelerated French I and II, instructor of record, multiple sections. 1995-1997.
Additional Teaching Experience
- Private Tutor of French, All Ages, 1997-Present.
- Mentor and French teacher for the “Chicago Link Program,” High-School Students, 1999-2000.
- Evanston Homeschool Association, French Class, Students Ages Four to Thirteen, Evanston, Illinois, 1997-1999.
- French language classes, All Levels, INLINGUA, Chicago, Illinois, June-September, 1998.
- Taught French language and ESL classes, All Levels, Language Communications Inc., Chicago, Illinois, June-September, 1998.
- Writing Skills Assistant and Private Tutor of English and French at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, 1993-1995.
- Eighteenth-Century Studies, Assistant to the Editor, Bernadette Fort, 1999-2000.
- Privately Contracted Editor, 2009-Present.
Service to the Profession
- Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Annual Conference, Co-Organizer with Hazel Hahn, Seattle, 2017.
Departmental, College, and University Service
- Women’s Funding Alliance, developed new internship and served as liaison and academic adviser, Winter-Spring, 2014.
- AAUP Chapter, founding member of reinstated chapter and VP, 2013-14.
- Faculty and Staff Assembly, non-tenure track elected member,VP (2012-13), Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences 2012-14.
- Women and Gender Studies, advisory board member, 2012-present.
- Dean’s task force on shared governance, elected non-tenure track member, 2012-present.
- Non-tenure track subcommittee of faculty and staff assembly, member and founder, 2012-present.
- Departmental honors second reader, English, director, associate professor Charles Tung, Spring 2013.
- Naef Scholarship reviewer, Dean’s office, College of Arts and Sciences, April 2013.
- University Core curriculum implementation, liaison from Modern Languages and Cultures department, 2011-2012.
- “Senior Night” banquet, chosen faculty mentor for senior French major, Spring 2012.
- Xavier Global House, volunteer for multiple French cultural activities, 2007-2012.
- Honors thesis consultant, French, director Paul Milan, 2011.
- Faculty Adviser, French club, 2010-2011.
- Current Events French table, 2008-2010.
University of Washington
- Master’s Exam Committee Member, 19th-Century section, 2010.
- Master’s Exam Committee, 18th-Century section, 2010.
- Graduate School Huckabay teaching fellowship faculty mentor, 2009.
- “Preparing for the Profession” program for graduate students, founded and co-lead with Susan Gaylard, 2006-2007.
- Director, doctoral language proficiency exam, French, 2006.
- Undergraduate curriculum committee, French and Italian, 2006.
- Director, Master’s thesis, “La Pénétration dans les Lettres persanes de Montesquieu,” 2005.
- Dean’s committee on graduate recruitment, Arts and Sciences representative, 2000.
- Graduate student departmental representative, French and Italian department, 1999-2000.
- Summer Institute, American Association of University Professors, scholarship recipient, Seattle, WA, 2013.
- Training Seminars on Teaching Writing, Literature, and the Humanities, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and Department of English, Seattle University, 2007-present.
- Training Seminars on Web-Based Teaching Methods, Faculty Technology Support Center, Seattle University, 2007-present.
- Workshop on Publishing and Productivity, National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, Seattle University, 2010.
- Training seminars on web-based teaching methods, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology, University of Washington, 2004-2007.
- Task-based methodology workshop with Washington high-school French teachers, led by Hedwige Meyer, University of Washington, 2009.
- ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language) oral proficiency interview training workshop, certification, Northwestern University, 2000.
- Research seminar and language teaching methodologies classes, University of Georgia, 1996.
- Classes at l’Institut d’Etudes Européennes, l’Université de Nantes and Paris IV, 1993–1994.
Refereed journal articles and book chapters:
- “Renée and the Myth of Phaedra in La Curée,” Excavatio: Emile Zola and Naturalism, 18 (2003): 143-156.
- “Breaking the Metronome: Community and Song in Maryse Condé’s Moi, Tituba, sorcière. . . noire de Salem,” in Francophone Post-Colonial Cultures, edited by Kamal Salhi (Totowa, N.J.: Lexington Academic Books, 2003), 153–165.
- “Venus and the Modern Mother in Zola’s Nana,” Excavatio: Emile Zola and Naturalism, 15 (2001): 74-91.
- “‘La misère en robe de soie’: Women’s Places and Private Spaces in Au Bonheur des Dames,” Excavatio: Emile Zola and Naturalism, 13 (2000): 59–68.
- Zola, Émile. The Fortune of the Rougons. Translated, with introduction and notes by Brian Nelson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. 301. ISBN 978-0-19 956099-8, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 42 (Fall–Winter 2013–2014).
- Hannah Thompson, Taboo: Corporeal Secrets in Nineteenth-Century France. Oxford: Legenda, 2013. ix + 157 pp. $ 89.50 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-907975-55-4, H-France Reviews, forthcoming, 2014.
- Rosemary A. Peters, Stealing Things: Theft and the Author in Nineteenth-Century France. Lanham, MD: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc, 2013. Pp. 265. ISBN: 978-0-7391-8004-4, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, forthcoming,2014.
Manuscripts in Preparation
- Diana in Nineteenth-Century France.
Honors and Awards
- “Best Graduate Student Paper Award,” International Association for Multidisciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies Related to Emile Zola and His Time, Naturalism, Naturalist Writers and Artists, Naturalism and the Cinema (AIZEN), September 2000.
Grants and Fellowships
- Modern Language Quarterly. Conference Travel Grant, 2007.
- “Northwestern University Graduate School Award,” Year-long dissertation fellowship Northwestern University, 2002-2003.
- Graduate School Research Grant, 2001, 2000.
- Graduate School Travel Grants, 1998-2003.
- Research Grants, Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, 2003, 2002.
- Mellon Grant Recipient, Project 2001: Teaching with Technology, Middlebury College, VT, 2001.
- Research grants, Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University, 1998-2003.
- Valedictorian, University High School, 1991.
- “Spectacles of Naturalism and the Spectacle of Paradise in Son Excellence Eugène Rougon,” Twenty-fifth International Conference on Zola and Naturalism, New Orleans, March 2014.
- “Au Bonheur des Dames and the Limits of Orientalism,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, Richmond, VA, October 2013.
- “A New Conversion Story: The Oriental Department Store as Modern French Megalith in Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames,” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Fresno, CA, March 2013.
- “Diana-Venus: The Impossible Transition in Son Excellence Eugène Rougon,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Chapel Hill, NC, October 2012.
- “The Religion of Language in Linda Lê’s Calomnies, A Deleuzian Reading,” Christianity and Literature: Belief and Unbelief in Postmodern Literature, Seattle Pacific University, May 2012.
- “La Jouissance de la langue: Language as Play in the French Classroom,” World Languages Day, University of Washington, Seattle, March 2010.
- “A Proposal for Reassessing Zola’s L’Argent,” Nineteenth Century French Studies, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2009.
- “The Face of Medea in Revolutionary France,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, OR, March 2008.
- “Reconsidering ‘La Question des juifs’ or ‘The Jewish Question’ in Zola’s L’Argent,” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Selinsgrove, PA, March 2007.
- “The Tragic Void: Racine’s Phèdre in Zola’s La Curée,” Fourteenth International Conference on Zola and Naturalism, San Antonio, TX, October 2003.
- “The Face of Medea in Post-Revolutionary France,” Modern Language Association Conference, New York, NY, December 2002.
- “Phèdre Re-née,” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NSCA), Savannah, GA, March 2002.
- “Gender and the Phantom of Authority in Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes,” Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Las Vegas, NV, February 2000.
- “The ‘Oriental’ Coterie for Social Re-dress,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2001.
- “Venus and the Modern Mother in Zola’s Nana,” Eleventh International Conference on Zola and Naturalism, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, September 2000.
- “An Armchair Traveler’s Colonial Desires: Ingres’s Bain turc,” L’Esprit et le corps in French Cultural Production, Annual Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, April 1999.
- “Breaking the Metronome: Community and Song in Maryse Condé’s Moi Tituba sorcière noire de Salem,” inaugural Francophone Voices Conference, University of Leeds, England, September 1999.
- “‘La misère en robe de soie’: Women’s Places in Au Bonheur des Dames,” International Conference on Zola and Naturalism, University College of San Francisco, CA, October 1999
- “La Mine/la mère: Hétérotopies infernales, Germinal,” International Conference on Zola and Naturalism, University of Glasgow, Scotland, September 1998.
- “Feminine Ambiguity,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, Richmond, VA, October 2013.
- “Mapping Urban Spaces,” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Fresno, CA, March 2013.
- “Stéphane Mallarmé,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association, New Haven, CT, October 2011.
Campus or departmental talks
- “Jules Michelet and the narrative of history.” Invited talk in 400-level History Seminar of History Professor Hazel Hahn. Seattle University, April 2014.
- “Venus and the Modern Mother in Zola’s Nana,” Faculty and Graduate Student Colloquium of the Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 2000.
- “Success with Technology, Overcoming Computer-phobia in the Language-Learning Classroom,” Symposium for Teaching with Technology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, March 2000.
- “Diana in Nineenth-Century France,” invited talk, Annual Seattle French Fest, French Chamber of Commerce, Seattle Center, March 2014.
- French, fluent.
- English, native.
- Spanish, reading knowledge.
- Lenetworking, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, WA.
- Modern Language Association (MLA).
- American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
- Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA).
- Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association (NCFS).
- French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG), Northwestern University, Graduate Affiliate Alumni.
- National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).
References: letters available upon request, please contact by email or phone.
- Hedwige Meyer, author Rond-Point, senior lecturer and French language coordinator, division of French and Italian, University of Washington, Padelford 254, Stevens Way, Seattle, WA 98195, (206) 616-3486. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Jacquelyn Miller, associate director for Faculty Professional Development Office, associate professor, history. Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, P.O. Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98112, 206-296-5446. JCMILLER@seattleu.edu.
- Haejeong Hazel Hahn, associate professor, French history, Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, P.O. Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98112, (206) 296-5380. email@example.com.
- Sylvie Romanowski, professor, department of French and Italian, Northwestern University, former dissertation advisor, Kresge 2-375, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, (847) 491-5490. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Albert Sbragia, former Chair, division of French and Italian, University of Washington, Padelford 254, Stevens Way, Seattle, WA 98195, (206) 616-3486. email@example.com.
- Nicholas White, Reader, Nineteenth-Century French Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, CB3 0DG. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Françoise Gaillard, Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, former dissertation advisor, professor, Université de Paris VII, UFR Sciences des Textes et Documents, Tour 34-44, 2e étage, Case 7010, 2 place Jussieu, 75251 Paris CEDEX 05, (01) 44 27 63 52.