Katelyn Knox

Interim Chair, Associate Professor, and Director of French


Irby 207 B

(501) 450-5585

Educational Background

Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. in French Language and Literature (concentration in African Studies), Williams College

Specialty Fields
Francophone Sub-Saharan African Literature and Music
Contemporary Immigration
African Diaspora
20th and 21st century France

Research Interests
Literature and Music of sub-Saharan African Immigrants
Black France
Race and National Identity
Ethnographic Expositions (“Human Zoos”)

Current Focus
Francophone cultural works in larger transnational marketplaces
Musical Historiography (representations of October 17, 1961)

Courses Taught
FREN 2310: Intermediate French
FREN 2320: Intermediate French
FREN 3300: Advanced Grammar and Composition
FREN 3370: French Translation
FREN 3315: Cultural Identity in the Francophone World
FREN 3350: French Cinema: Regarder la France, autrement
FREN 4395: Advanced French Literature: L’autre (en) France
WLAN 2325: Issues of Cultural Identity in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean