Frenand Léger

Instructor I

Degrees:B.Ed., M.A. and Ph.D.
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2187
Email:frenand.leger@carleton.ca
Office:1615 Dunton Tower

Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 11:00am-12:00pm and by apt.

2018-19 Courses

  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2110

Biography

Frenand Léger is an instructor in the Department of French who has taught French language and literature for 15 years. Before joining Carleton in July 2016, he taught French and Haitian Creole at Indiana University while completing his M.A. in French studies (applied linguistics). In June 2016, he received his Ph.D. in French literature at the University of Toronto where he also taught a number of French language and literature courses. As a researcher in French didactics, he is interested in the creation of textbooks that take into consideration the diversity of the French language and cultures in Canada and throughout the world. His research in literature focuses primarily on interactions between Creole orality and French writing in Francophone Haitian literary short stories.

Research Interests

  • French and Haitian Creole teaching methodology
  • Haitian short stories from 19th-century to the present day (Ignace Nau, Justin Lherisson and Gary Victor)
  • Theory of the lodyans (a specific type of narrative genre that began in Haiti)
  • Interactions between Creole orality and French writing in Francophone Haitian literary
  • Haitian literary journalism
  • Caribbean literature in French
  • Postcolonial literary theory

Books

  • 2018. Léger, F. Pawòl Lakay: Haitian-Creole Language and Culture for Beginners and Intermediate Learners (Second edition). Coconut Creek, Florida: Educa Vision Press, pp. 475.
  • 2007. Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary. Project director, Albert Valdman. Indiana University Creole Institute: Bloomington, Indiana, pp. 781 (Editorial assistant).

Articles in refereed journals

  • 2016. « Le traitement du kreyòl dans les trois premiers romans de Gary Victor ». Revue Legs et littératures, Port-au-Prince, No. 9, pp. 33-52. http://www.potomitan.info/ayiti/victor.php
  • 2015. Léger, F. « Yon koze sou sa yo rele woman nan literati franse ». Pawòl kreyòl, Revi literè Sosyete Koukouy, Montreal, Vol. 4, 2015, pp. 71-112 (sole author). https://www.academia.edu/22236233/
  • 2013. Léger, F. « Wòl lang kreyòl la nan pwosesis (re)konstriksyon Ayiti a ». Pawòl kreyòl, Revi literè Sosyete Koukouy, Montreal, Vol. 3, 2013, pp. 191-205 (sole author). https://www.academia.edu/22236207/
  • 2010. Léger, F. Le créole haïtien aux Bahamas: image, fonctions, statut et enseignement. Journal of Haitian Studies, UC Santa Barbara, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 74-90 (sole author).
  • 2009. Léger, F., Armbrister, A. P. Factors affecting the teaching and learning of Haitian Creole in The Bahamas. The College of The Bahamas Research Journal, Vol. 15, pp. 22-35, in http://journals.sfu.ca/cob/index.php/files/article/view/118/119

Refereed conference proceeding

  • 2013. « Fè pwomosyon ekri nan lang kreyòl ayisyen an: poukisa epi kouman? ». In Govain R. (eds.), Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen : Ki pwoblèm, Ki avantaj, Ki defi, Ki avni? Port-au-Prince: State University of Haiti Press, pp. 213-230 (sole author). http://www.tanbou.com/2013/FePwomosyonEkriNanLangKreyol.htm

Book reviews in scholarly journals

  • 2017. « Chamoiseau: Nomadismes et intranquillité. » Présence Francophone, Revue internationale de langue et de littérature, no. 81, Lettres canadiennes, University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 86, No. 3, 416-419. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/668971
  • 2014. Hibbert, Fernand. Romulus: A Novella from 19th Century Haiti. trad. Into English by Robertshaw Matthew, Québec: Deux Voiliers Publishing. Journal of Haitian Studies, UC Santa Barbara, Vol. 20, No. 1, 120-125.
  • 2013. Haïti, je t’aime! Ayiti, mwen renmen ou!, s. la dir. de Lysette Brochu, Jean Malavoy et Claire-Marie Bannier, Lettres canadiennes, University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 82, No. 3, 808-812.http://www.tanbou.com/2014/LettresCanadiennes.htm

Encyclopedia articles

  • (To appear in 2019) La nouvelle littéraire en Haïti. Dictionnaire encyclopédique d’Haïti. Ed. Guy Maximilien, Centre d’Études et de Culture Haïtienne, 13 pages (Sole author)
  • (To appear in 2019) L’histoire de la presse en Haïti. Dictionnaire encyclopédique d’Haïti. Ed. Guy Maximilien, Centre d’Études et de Culture Haïtienne, 23 pages (Sole author)

Articles in major newspapers and specialized websites

 

Scholarships/Awards/Honors:

  • 2015-2016: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and universities ($15,000), Canada
  • 2015-2016: Doctoral Completion Award from the French Department at the University of Toronto, ($10,000), Canada
  • 2012-2014: Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ($40,000), Canada
  • 2012: School of Graduate Studies Research Travel Grant at the University of Toronto ($2,000), Canada
  • 2010-2012: Fellowship for PhD in French (funding package of $23,000 per year for five years), Department of French, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2006: Nominated for the French Teaching Award, French Department, Indiana University, USA
  • 2008-2010: Money grant of the amount of (US$7,980.00) by the Office of Research, Graduate Programmes & International Relations at The College of The Bahamas for the period of 2008-2010 to design a set of teaching and learning materials (textbook and audio CDs) for Haitian Creole courses at the college level.
  • 2003-2006: Scholarship for graduate studies in French (funding package of $17,940 per year) French Department, Indiana University, USA