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: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1pm – 2pm

2017-18 Courses

  • FREN 1100
  • FREN 2100

Biography

Frenand Léger is an instructor in the Department of French at Carleton University who has taught French and Haitian Creole for 13 years. He is a member of the Creole Academy of Haiti. Before joining Carleton in 2016, he taught French and Haitian Creole at Indiana University while completing his M.A. in foreign language education. In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in French literature at University of Toronto where he also taught a number of French language and literature courses. His thesis examines interactions between Creole orality and French writing in Francophone Haitian literary short stories. It concentrates on a substantial body of fictional works written by major Haitian novelists and short story writers from the nineteenth century to the present day. A central part of his thesis is the study of the close relation between journalism and literature through a specific type of short narrative referred to as “lodyans” in Haitian Creole.

Research Interests

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

Books

  • 2011. Léger, F. Pawòl Lakay: Haitian-Creole Language and Culture for Beginners and Intermediate Learners. Coconut Creek, Florida: Educa Vision Press, pp. 481. (Sole Author)
  • 2007. Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary. Project director, Albert Valdman. Indiana University Creole Institute: Bloomington, Indiana, pp. 781 (Editorial assistant).

Refereed book chapter

  • 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).

Book reviews in scholarly journals

  • 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.

Articles in refereed journals

  • 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).
  • 2010. Léger, F. Le créole haïtien aux Bahamas: image, fonctions, statut et enseignement. Journal of Haitian Studies, UC Santa Barbara, Vol. 16, No. 2, 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, 22-35, in http://journals.sfu.ca/cob/index.php/files/article/view/118/119

Articles in major newspapers and specialized websites

Working papers

  • (To appear in spring 2017) 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 spring 2017) 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)

Grants, Scholarships and Honors

2015-2016

2015-2016

2012-2014

2012

2010-2012

2006

    

2003-2006

    

2008-2010

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and universities ($15,000), Canada

Doctoral Completion Award from the French Department at the University of Toronto, ($10,000), Canada

Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) ($40,000), Canada

School of Graduate Studies Research Travel Grant at the University of Toronto ($2,000), Canada

 

Fellowship for PhD in French (funding package of $23,000 per year for five years)

Department of French, University of Toronto, Canada

Nominated for the French Teaching Award, French Department, Indiana University, USA

Scholarship for graduate studies in French (funding package of $17,940 per year) French Department, Indiana University, USA

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.