Sharon L. Fairchild

Emeritus Faculty - French
Modern Language Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3200 | 817-257-7355

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Ph.D. in Romance Languages, Wayne State University
MA in French, Wayne State University
BA in French, Wayne State University

Courses Taught

First - fourth semesters French language
Seminar in French Studies: Francophone Women Writers
Introduction to French Cinema
French Phonetics
Advanced French Conversation
French Composition
Seminars in French Literature: Le drame romantique
Surveys of French Literature
Honors Colloquium: The Nature of Difference

Areas of Focus

I teach all levels of French language, literature, and culture.
Areas of research interest: 19th Century French literature, George Sand
Francophone Caribbean literature, Maryse Condé, Gisèle Pineau

“Cross-Cultural Crises in the Works of Maryse Condé,” MaComère: Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, Vol 7 (2005).
“Fourierism’s Feminine Defender and Colonial Pioneer: Clarisse Vigoureux,” Romance Quarterly, Vol. 50, Number 3 (2003)
“George Sand and George Catlin – Masking Indian Realities,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 20, 3-4 (1994)

“Home and Cultural Identity as Mediated by Grandmothers in works of Gisèle Pineau,” SW Conference of Latin American Studies.

“Creating a self: location, family, and writing in Gisèle Pineau’s Fleur de Barbarie,” International Conference of Caribbean Women Writers.

“Maternal Betrayal and Guilt in Maryse Condé’s Crossing the Mangrove,” 29th Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film.

“The Voices of Mothers and Daughters in Maryse Condé’s Crossing the Mangrove,” Conference of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars.

“The Privileging of Caribbeanness over African Identity in Works by Patrick Chamoiseau and Maryse Condé,” Annual Convention of the South Central Organization of Latin American Studies

American Association of Teachers of French
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Nineteenth Century French Studies

Chair, Department of Modern Language Studies
Secretary, Faculty Senate
University Advisory Committee