Languages and Literatures
Dr. Jane Newland joins department of Languages & Literatures, tenure-track
The Department of Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Newland 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 French Second Language Acquisition, effective 1 July 2012.
Dr. Newland has a PhD from the University of Southampton (UK), where she wrote her doctoral dissertation entitled Difference Reading: A Deleuzian Analysis of Contemporary French Series Fiction for Adolescents under the direction of Michael H. Kelly. Her research on French children’s literature, the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and the fruitful encounter of the two has appeared in such journals as International Research on Children’s Literature, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, Children’s Literature and Culture, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature, as well as the volume Changing Concepts of Childhood and Children’s Literature, edited by V. Joosen and K. Vloeberghs (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006)
Professor Newland was hired for 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, FR250: French through Popular Culture I, FR250: French through Popular Culture II, FR260: Pronunciation – Norm and Variation, and FR360: Atelier d’écriture. She also did an outstanding job coordinating the core courses in the French language stream, which she will continue to do in her new position
We are delighted that Dr. Newland will be joining the department on a permanent basis.