Languages and Literatures
Dr. Simona Pruteanu joins department of Languages & Literatures, tenure-track
The Department of Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that Dr. Simona Pruteanu has accepted an offer from WLU to join the Department of Languages and Literatures as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French specializing in the area of Contemporary French and Francophone Literature and Culture, effective 1 July 2012
Dr. Pruteanu has a PhD in French Studies from the University of Western Ontario, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation entitled L’écriture migrante en France et au Québec (1985-2006) under the direction of Anthony Purdy and Karin Schwerdtner. Her research on contemporary French and Francophone literatures and cultures, which explores such topics as immigration, bilingualism and heterolingualism, and the status of migrant writing in francophone countries, has appeared in such journals as Canadian Litérature/Littérature canadienne, Voix plurielles, and Women in French Studies Newsletter.
Professor Pruteanu was hired on a one-year Limited Term Appointment in the Department of Languages and Literatures at WLU for the 2011-2012 academic year, teaching such courses as FR230: Practical French I, FR235: French Culture IV – Modern Times, FR238: Francophone Culture, FR250: French through Popular Culture I and FR338: Francophone Literature.
We are delighted that Dr. Pruteanu will be joining the department on a permanent basis beginning July 2012.