Dr. Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • - All French language and French Civilization and culture Courses (the latter are general education courses taught in English.)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • - Contemporary French popular culture.
  • - The representation of France and the French in Hollywood movies an inn narratives written by American expats who live or have lived in France.
  • - Language teaching pedagogy.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Suis-Je Rock? Defining French Rock and Roll, Rock Artists, and Rock Criticism – Rock & Folk, 1966-1969." Contemporary French Civilization Volume 36, 1-2, Summer/Autumn 2011.
  • - "What does Huysmans have to do with this? The strange presence of an icon of decadent literature in Michel Houellebecq's Submission." Paper presented at the Popular Culture Conference in Seattle, WA, March 2016.
  • - "Faux French: The Simulacrum at the Service of the Stereotype," Paper presented at the Popular Culture Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2015.
  • - "Strengthening Language Programs: Collaborative Models of Distance Education" - Presented with Dr. Eleanor ter Horst at the 2013 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Orlando, FL, November, 2013.
  • - "Can We Rely on the Frogs? – The Representation of France and the French in the American TV Series Combat!" Presented at the Popular Association Conference, Washington, DC, March 2013.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • - Recipient of several Arts & Sciences Faculty Development awards.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • - American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
  • - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • - Popular Culture Association (PCA)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • - Director of the University of Pittsburgh Study Abroad in Nantes program – 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Last Updated 12/7/18