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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. 1:15-2:15 and by apt

2019-20 Courses

  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2110
  • FREN 2202W

Biography

Frenand Léger is a faculty member in the Department of French who has taught French language and literature for more than 15 years. Before joining Carleton, he taught French and Haitian Creole at Indiana University while completing his M.A. in French studies (applied linguistics). 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 FSL 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 novels and short stories.

Research Interests

  • French and Haitian Creole teaching methodology; currently working on the creation of three FSL textbooks adopting the perspective actionnelle of the CECRL
  • 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

  • Léger, F. « Le rôle de l’oralité kreyòl dans les deux lodyans de Justin Lhérisson », in Manuel Meune (éd.) Stratégies d’écriture et enjeux d’identité en Suisse et aux Antilles : de la diglossie affichée aux traces de plurilinguisme, numéro spécial de la Revue transatlantique d’études suisses, University of Montreal (Forthcoming, 2019).
  • Léger, F. « Réflexions sur la situation linguistique en Haïti : entre propagande et discours scientifique » in la publication des séminaires 2018 de la CEFAN, Presses de l’Université Laval, Collection : Culture française d’Amérique, (Forthcoming, 2019).
  • 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. « 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
  • 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

Book reviews in scholarly journals

  • 2017. Léger, F. « 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. Léger, F. 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. Léger, F. 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

  • Léger, F. « La nouvelle littéraire en Haïti ». Dictionnaire encyclopédique d’Haïti. Ed. Guy Maximilien, Centre d’Études et de Culture Haïtienne, 13 pages (Forthcoming, 2020).
  • Léger, F. « L’histoire de la presse en Haïti ». Dictionnaire encyclopédique d’Haïti. Ed. Guy Maximilien, Centre d’Études et de Culture Haïtienne, 23 pages (Forthcoming, 2020).

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
  • 2012-2014: Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ($40,000), 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.