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Jay Ketner

Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages





Jay Ketner - Bowdoin College

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Vermont
  • B.A., University of Georgia

Teaching Interests

  • All levels of French language
  • Francophone literatures and cultures
  • Québec
  • Haiti
  • Literature in relation/dialogue with other arts (music, visual art)
  • 19th-21st century French literature

Research Interests

  • Dispora, migration, and literature
  • Cultural identity and Cultural Studies
  • Québec
  • Haiti



Co-editor with Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Caribbean Interorality in the New Millenium.

Under consideration: “Can There Be a Black Japanese Writer from Montréal? Cultural, Spatial, and Generic Re-Imaginings in Dany Laferrière’s Je suis un écrivain japonais”, Quebec Studies, Journal of the American Council of Quebec Studies.

Under consideration: «Délimination, mouvement, et le regard ‘Autre’ : rapprochement des espaces socioculturels comme geste subversif dans Cette grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?» Actes du colloque, Franchir les frontières de l’exiguité : les lieux de rapprochement dans les littératures minoritaires, Université de Sainte-Anne.

Book project in progress : Dany Laferrière, Writer.

  • FR 312: Urban Fictions in Québec Literature
  • FR 328: Wanderings and Displacements: Shifting Identities in 19th Century French Literature
  • FR 211: Introduction to Francophone Literatures
  • FR 207: Introduction to Francophone Cultures
  • FR 210: Introduction to French literature (19th-21stcenturies)
  • FR 205: Advanced French Grammar through Film
  • FR 204: Intermediate French
  • FR 203: Intermediate French
  • FR 101: Elementary French