Dr. Madelaine Hron
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.2949
Office Location: DAWB 3-116
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Human Rights; Postcolonial & Globalization Theory; Postcolonial Literature (esp. Rwanda, Nigeria, West Africa, North Africa/Maghreb, Caribbean); Immigration & Cross Cultural Encounters; Affect, Trauma, Violence & Healing; Francophone Lit.; Czech Lit.; Translation; Cultural, Media & Gender Studies.
FAVOURITE COURSES AT WLU (ones I created)
- EN 330: Global Issues & Contemp. Cultural Forms (focuses on Human Rights Issues eg. Torture)
- EN 460h: Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
- EN 309c: West African Literatures & Cultures
- EN 692w: The Witness & The Critic: The Documentary & Testimonial Genres
- EN 460l: Reading & Healing: Suffering, Literature & Medicine
"Human Rights, Cultural Representations & Post-Genocide Rwanda." (SSHRC Grant 2008-2011).
My current work examines human rights issues in popular culture, especially in literary and cinematic representations of post-genocide Rwanda. As part of the project, I've created the Human Rights in the Humanities Website which includes a searchable database of materials on diverse human rights topics. I'm also writing a book on the cultural representations of Rwanda post-genocide -- both in the West and in Rwanda.
** NEW BOOK -- Hot off the Press!**
University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Other Selected Publications
- Guest Editor. Special Issue on Post-Genocide Rwanda. Peace Review 21.3 (Fall 2009): 275-427.
- “Itsembabwoko ‘à la française’? – Rwanda, Fiction and the Franco-African Imaginary.” Forum for Modern Language Studies 45.2 (March 2009): 162-175.
- 'but I find no place': Representing the Spaces of the Genocide in Rwanda," The Camp: Narratives of Internment and Displacement. Eds. Colman Hogan and Marta Marin-Domine. New York: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 196-224.
- 'Ora na-azu nwa: The Figure of the Child in Third-Generation Nigerian Novels.' Research in African Literature. 39.2 (Summer 2008): 27-48.
- "Torture Goes Pop!" Peace Review (Special Issue on Human Rights in Lit. & Film) 20.1 (Spring 2008): 22-30.
- "The Czech Émigré Experience of Return after 1989." The Slavonic and East European Review. 85.1 (January 2007): 47-78.
- “In The Maim of The Father: The Discourse of Disability in French-Maghrebi Immigrant Texts.” Disability Studies Quarterly. 25.4 (Fall 2005): http://www.dsq-sds.org/2005_fall_toc.html.
- “Pathological Victims: The Discourse of Disease/Dis-Ease in Beur Texts.” French Literature Studies 32 (2005): 159-174.
- “In-Car-Ceration or Auto-Mobility?: Ethnic Minorities in the Space of the Car.” On the Move: Identity and Mobility. Ed. Krysztof Knauer and Tadeusz Rachwal. Bielsko-Biala: Wyedawnictwo ATH, 2005. 81-98.
- ”Naked Terror: Horrific, Aesthetic and Healing Images of Rape.” Cultural Expressions of Evil and Wickedness: Cult, Sex, Crime. Ed. Terrie Waddell. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2003. 127-56.
- “'Word Made Flesh': Czech Women's Fiction from Communism to Post-Communism." Journal of International Women's Studies (JIWS) 4.2 (May 2003): 81-98.
- Translation. Signs and Symptoms by Robert Gál. Prague: Twisted Spoon Press, 2003.