Catherine Khordoc, Carleton University

Associate Professor French Ottawa, Ontario catherine_khordoc@carleton.ca Office: (613) 520-2600 ext. 2176

Bio/Research

When I joined Carleton's French Department in 2003, I felt like I was coming home in more ways than one. While Ottawa is my hometown, I also obtained two of my degrees at Carleton. I was at Carleton in the late 80s, studying for a degree in Journalism with a minor in French. I went on to work at ...

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Bio/Research

When I joined Carleton's French Department in 2003, I felt like I was coming home in more ways than one. While Ottawa is my hometown, I also obtained two of my degrees at Carleton. I was at Carleton in the late 80s, studying for a degree in Journalism with a minor in French. I went on to work at CBC Radio in Québec City for a few years before coming back to Carleton to study for a Master's degree in French. My M.A. thesis examined how humour is created in the famous comic book series, Astérix le Gaulois . As a Ph.D. student in French at the University of Toronto, I wrote a dissertation on the tower of Babel myth in contemporary francophone literature. Since then, I spent a few years living in Switzerland and I taught French literature (sneaking in a few Québécois novels into my courses when possible!) at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Shortly after coming back to Carleton, I founded the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA) with two other colleagues, Sarah Casteel who is in the English Department, and Ming Tiampo in Art History. Together, we seek to create a network of scholars who share common interests and to stimulate research and debate on transnational objects of study.

My current research interests focus on transcultural writing in France and Québec as well as migrant writing in Québec and Canada.



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