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PRIYA WADHERA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

LANGUAGES LITERATURES AND CULTURES

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. in French and Romance Philology, Columbia University (2005)
B.A. in French and Comparative Literature, Bryn Mawr College (1994)
M.A. in French, Bryn Mawr College (1994)

Recent Courses

Introduction To French Literature
Level I French
Level II French
Level III French

Personal Statement

For my love of teaching French I am indebted to many extraordinary teachers who imbued me with a sense of appreciation for the language and literature of the Francophone world. Their energy fuels my own teaching today. My objective is to create a comfortable and challenging environment in which my students and I can work as a team toward a common goal, whether this be language acquisition, cultural exploration, or literary analysis. In my courses, I utilize a participative approach and focus on students’ varying skills, needs, learning styles, and interests, introducing authentic elements of French and Francophone culture in order to build a sense of community as we study together.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

I teach courses on French language, culture and literature. I specialize in the areas of nineteenth- and twentieth-Century French and Francophone Literature so the capstone courses we offer on those topics are especially rewarding.

Books

Wadhera, Priya (2014). Original Copies: The Postmodern Aesthetic of Georges Perec and Andy Warhol. Amsterdam and New York, NY: Editions Rodopi [In contract].


Artistic/Creative Work

"The Part and the Whole". Co-translation, with Kent Minturn, of Hubert Damisch’s 1970 article La Partie et Le Tout, in Art in Translation, Volume 4.2, 245-266. June 2012.


Refereed Articles

Wadhera, Priya (2012), Fêter la copie, brouiller l’original : L’esthétique postmoderne de Perec et de Warhol. Modern Language Notes, 127, 846-864.

Wadhera, Priya (2006, Spring), Un périmètre perecquien: une œuvre à mi-chemin entre la littérature et les arts plastiques. Artifice : Texte et Image, 41-50.

Wadhera, Priya (2003, Fall), Through a foggy lens: Perec’s borrowing of Balzac’s brouillard. Romance Review, XIII, 135-142.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Priya Wadhera (2013, May). Le français mode d’emploi : Adapting what we teach to our students’ needs. "Teaching Language, Teaching Literature: State of a Union" at the City University of New York, New York, NY.

Priya Wadhera (2012, December). Fêter la copie, brouiller l’original : L’esthétique postmoderne de Perec et de Warhol. “French Studies Seminars” at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Priya Wadhera, Chair and Speaker (2013). Double-Dipping: the Madeleine from Literature to Neuroscience. In Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s) / Trace(s), fragment(s), remain(s),” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA.

Priya Wadhera, Chair (2012). “How to Read Books”. In “Crossings, Frictions, Fusions,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. California State University, Long Beach, CA.

Priya Wadhera, Chair and Speaker (2012). “‘Privés de repas du soir’: Meals and memories in George Perec’s W ou Le Souvenir d’Enfance". In Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention. University at Rochester, Rochester, NY.

Priya Wadhera, Chair (2011). “Fictions Eco-Politiques”. In “Human-Animal / Humain-Animale,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Priya Wadhera, Speaker (2009). "A Tale of Two Incipits: Proust and Perec Opening Out Onto a New Horizon". In “Séismes / Seismic Shifts,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.

Priya Wadhera, Chair (2008). “Nation, Region, and Appellation: The Limits of Identity and Identification”. In “Limits / Limites,” the 20th and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Priya Wadhera, Speaker (2007). “Eat local: Cooking American-Style on the Food Network”. In Panel called “Consuming Ideas: Food in Non-fiction”. Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Priya Wadhera, Chair and Speaker (2007). “From one cloud to another: Lofty affinities between the low-brow references of Charles Baudelaire and Andy Warhol”. In Panel called “Art in/and the Everyday” at “High/Low: Nineteenth-Century French Cultures” at the 19th-Century French Studies Colloquium. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.


Professional Activities

Book review of Antoine Guyaux, “Baudelaire : Un demi-siècle de lectures des Fleurs du Mal (1855-1905)” in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Volume 37, Nos. 3 & 4, Spring-Summer 2009, 324-326.

Book review of Christelle Reggiani, “L’éternel et l’éphémère : Temporalités dans l’œuvre de Georges Perec” in The Romanic Review, November 2012. [In press]