Spyridon Simotas

Doctoral Student

 

  • Maîtrise (BA): Lettres Modernes, University Paris 8  
  • Dissertation: L’invention de la biographie dans l’œuvre de Pierre Michon A research thesis on pierre Michon's Vies Minuscules, this unique narrative about the origins of the writer, both biological and aesthetic.
  • DEA (MA): Texte, Imaginaire, Société, University Paris 8
  • Dissertation: Vies d’artistes dans l’œuvre de Pierre Michon
  • A research about the struggle of becoming an artist and maintaining that status.

Additional Educational Experience:

  • Certificat de formation « Enseigner le Français des Affaires »  

Professional Development:

  • 2016 June University of Virginia

Summer e-portfolio Workshop:

  • 2016 May University of Virginia

Workshop on e-portfolios for program-level assessment in world languages, with Nancy Pawlyshyn (Northeastern University)

  • 2014 May University of Virginia

Certificat de formation « Enseigner le Français des Affaires », sponsored by the French Embassy in Washington and the Paris Chamber of Commerce

Research Interests:

  • Écritures de soi, écritures expérimentales, écritures numériques, et leurs lectures possibles.
  • Photographie
  • Digital Humanities

Honors and Awards:

  • 2015 – 2016 Mellon Foundation Graduate Fellowship

"Literacies and Technologies in the 21st Century."

  • 2014 – 2015 South Atlantic Studies Graduate Fellowship

"Exile, Migration, Displacement."

  • 2014 – 2015 Mellon Foundation Graduate Fellowship"
  • Composing the Humanities in a Digital Age."

Representative Courses:

  • FREN 1010, 1020, 2020 (Beginner and intermediate) 
  • French SLI (Summer Immersion Language Program)

Publications:

  • “Pierre Michon et la question de la filiation”, in Pierre Michon entre pinacothèque et bibliothèque, Textes réunis par Ivan Farron et Karl Kürtös, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003, Sammlung/Collection Variations. Vol. 4
  • “Previous Life”, in 19 new steps, The winning stories from the 2nd National Short Story Contest, Eleftheroudakis, Athens, 2009

Conference Papers:

  • 2015 Oct 16, Princeton University, NJ - Writing out loud: Orality and Aurality in Literature

Paper: François Bon à haute voix dans les ronds points

  • 2016 March 17 -19, St-Louis, MO - Passages, Seuils, Portes – 20th – 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Paper: Entrées par ordre alphabétique dans l’espace du dedans

Committee Memberships:

  • 2014 – 2016 Foreign Language Learning ePortfolios
  • 2015 – 2016 First Pan-European Studies Graduate Students Conference
  • 2013 – 2014 French Film Festival