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Roswitha Zahlner Casmier, Ph.D.


Department of Modern Languages, English, and Gender Studies


Education

Ph.D. in French Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, 2005.
M.A. in French Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, 1999.
Maîtrise + Licence en Littératures et Civilisations Étrangères, Anglais (English), Université de Nice, Sophia Antipolis, 1995.

Practice Areas

  • Postcolonial and Francophone Literature
  • Exoticism and Auto-exoticism
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Language Acquisition (French, ESL) and Writing
  • Coordinator of language immersion summer camps
  • Senator of the Faculty Senate of Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
  • Music (violin, voice) and Karate (3rd Dan Federación Madrileña de Karate)

Research Interests

Anti- and Auto-Exoticism in the Works of Three North African Women Writers.
The Humanities and Social Sciences.

Publications and Media Placements

Dissertation

Zahlner-Casmier, Roswitha. Anti-and Auto-Exoticism in the Works of Three North African Women Writers. Dissertation Abstracts International, 2006.

Journal Articles

Zahlner Casmier, Roswitha. L'appropriation de l'expérience noire dans deux romans de la littérature acadienne : Pélagie-la-Charrette et Moncton Mantra. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, 2005 June; 32 (2): 183-197.

Casmier, Roswitha Zahlner. Emerging Narrative Worlds in Emna Belhaj Yahia´s Novels Chronique frontalière (1991), L’Étage invisible (1996), Tasharej (2000), and Jeux de rubans (2011).  Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, (JMMLA), Special Issue: “The Lives of Cities” 2015 Fall; 48 (2): 113-136.