Stephanie Tsakeu Mazan

Doctoral Student

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Stephanie Diane Tsakeu Mazan was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Fascinated by reading which brought her to literary studies, her main focus is: “the Sublime and the Politics”. After receiving B.A, Maîtrise at University of Yaoundé I and a Master of Arts at the University of New Mexico, she is starting her PhD studies at the University of Virginia this Fall.


  • Master of Arts in French and Francophone studies University of New Mexico:
    Thesis: Tierno Monenembo et L’écriture de la saga sandervalienne: réhabilitation mémorielle et fracture coloniale (Spring 2017)  
  • .Maîtrise in African Literatures, University of Yaoundé I (2010)                
    Thesis : “Création littéraire et représentation de l'artiste dans Le Lys et le flamboyant de Henri Lopes
  • B.A in African Literatures, University of Yaoundé I (2006)

Research Interests

  • The Sublime and the Politics
  • Interdisciplinary (intertextuality, intermediality, transculturality, intergenerecity, hybridity, etc.)
  • Human and humor
  • Negro-African cultural studies (Literature, cinema and music)
  • post-colonial and gender studies
  • Narration and rhetoric
  • Humanitarian politics in the Third World


  • Carol Raymond Excellence in French (MA Spring 2017)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activity

  • “Visions” Colloquium: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Spring 2017),
  • “Guilty Pleasures and Confessional Spaces: Storytelling and the Digital Dionysus”, Graduate Conference (CLCS): University of New Mexico (Spring 2017)

Representative Courses

  • Fall 2015- Spring 2017: Elementary French (101& 102) (University of New Mexico)
  • 2009-2015 : Langue française/littératures française et francophones (Cameroonian High Schools)