Anna Rocca

Anna Rocca

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: SB-118
Phone: 978-542-7106
Email: anna.rocca@salemstate.edu

Summer Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1938 D1 ITL450 Italian Experience

Professional Biography

EDUCATION

- Ph.D. in French & Francophone Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

- M. A. in French, Minor in Italian, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

- Laurea cum laude in Philosophy, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

- M. A. in International Careers, S.I.O.I., Italian Society of International Organizations, Rome, Italy.

- Laurea cum laude in Political Sciences, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Professional Interests

Contemporary women writers of North Africa, autobiography, feminism and transnational feminist movements.

Responsibilities

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE—BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2018-2016       Dante Alighieri Society, Cambridge-Cultural Committee Chair

2018-2015       Women in French (WIF)-Regional Representative for New                                      England and Eastern Canada

2016-2013       Northeast Modern Language Association of America                                   (NeMLA)- French and Francophone Lang. & Lit. Director

2018-2010       The Pirandello Lyceum Association- Board of Governers

2018-2010       Prometheus Dance- Education Advisor

SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY- ADVISOR AND COORDINATOR

Italian Language Program 

French Language Program

Future Teachers of Italian in the US Program

Honor Society Phi Sigma Iota -- French & Italian 

Italian Summer Study Program Abroad in Sorrento, Italy

Italian Club

Selected Publications

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS

EDITED BOOK

2013    - Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives. Rocca, Anna and Kenneth Reeds, eds. Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2011    - Frictions et devenirs dans les écritures migrantes au féminin: Enracinements et renégociations. Rocca, Anna and Névine, El Nossery, eds. Éditions Universitaires Européennes. Sarrebruck, Germany.

BOOK CHAPTERS

2016    - “La spiritualité incarnée : Lalla Essaydi et les femmes du Maroc.” Perry, Catherine ed. Spiritualités musulmanes au féminin dans la littérature et les représentations visuelles. Paris: L’Harmattan. Forthcoming.

2016    - “Nelly Arcan: Women’s Body and What is Left.” The Body in Francophone Literature. Historical, Thematic and Aesthetic Perspectives. El Hadji Malick Ndiaye and Moussa Sow, eds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 155-168.

2014    - “Nina Bouraoui’s Nos baisers sont des adieux: Ekphrasis and the Accumulation of Memories.” Amy Hubbell and Natalie Edwards eds. Self and Stuff: Accumulation in Francophone Literature and Art. Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature. Vol. 38: 2, Article 8.

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED SCHOLARLY JOURNALS

2015    - “Zineb Sedira: The Art of Putting Memory Into Action.” Women in French Studies. Special Issue on Memory. 103-116.

2015    - “In Search of Beauty in Space: Interview with Lalla Essaydi.” Jones, Christa and Anissa Talahite-Moodley, eds. Special issue: Women from the Maghreb. Dalhousie French Studies. Vol. 103: 119-127. Backdated Fall 2014.

2014    - “Houria Boussejra and Her Morocco: Writing as a Way of Rethinking Humanity.” Women in French Studies, Special Issue. 226-238.

2014    - “Les mots-images de Nelly Arcan et Pascale Bourguignon: l’enfant et l’adulte au miroir.” Femmes extrêmes: paroxysmes et expériences limites du féminin… et du féminisme, Sylvie Bérard and Andréa Zanin, eds. Recherches féministes, Université Laval, CA. Vol. 27:1. 97-111.

BOOKS REVIEWS

2015    - Metka Zupancic. Les écrivaines contemporaines et les mythes. Le remembrement au féminin. Paris: Karthala, 2013. Women in French Studies.

2015    - Névine El Nossery. Témoignages fictionnels au féminin. Une réecriture des blancs de la guerre civile algérienne. Amsterdam-New York, NY: Rodopi, 2012. Women in French Studies.

2014    - Fiona Barclay. Writing Postcolonial France. Haunting, Literature, and the Maghreb. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2011. Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, 38.1 (Winter 2014): 164-166.

Selected Presentations

  • SESSION PROPOSER, ORGANIZER and CHAIR

2016    Panel: “Women Authors and Tunisia: Social, Artistic and Political Dialogues.” University of Exeter, Exeter, GB; June 13-142016   

2016    Panel: “Africa: From Migration to Homecoming.” Women in French (WIF) Conference, Gettysburg, PA; June 9-11;

2016    Panel: “Africa: From Migration to Homecoming.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Hartford, CT; March 17-20;

2016    Panel: “Maghreb and Modernity.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Hartford, CT; March 17-20;

2015    Pedagogic Workshop: “Contemporary Italy: What To Learn, How To Teach It.” Massachusetts Foreign Languages Association (MaFLA) Conference, Sturbridge, MA. October 30;

2015    Roundtable: “21st Century Tunisian Women Writers’ Literary Production.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Toronto, CA; April 30- May 3;

2014    Panel: “Se souvenir en Afrique et aux Antilles.” Women in French (WIF) Conference, Guelph, CA, May 21-24;

2014    Panel: “Franco-American Women and Their ‘Hidden’ Contributions.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6;

2014    Roundtable: “Feminisms in Action in Literature and Visual Arts.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6;

  • PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES

2016   “Prisons Within, Prisons Without.” University of Exeter, Exeter, GB; June 13-14;

2016    “Sarah Haidar’s Virgules en trombe: The Unsettling Disturbance of Raw and Uncompromised Writing.” Women in French (WIF) Conference, Gettysburg, PA; June 9-11;

2016    “Azza Filali: Vulnerability and Disorientation in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Tunisia.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Hartford, CT; March 17-20;

2015    Pedagogic Workshop: “Contemporary Italy: What To Learn, How To Teach It.” Massachusetts Foreign Languages Association (MaFLA) Conference, Sturbridge, MA. October 30;

2015    “Tunisia: Representations of Women’s Solidarity, Yesterday and Today.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Toronto, CA, April 30-May 3;

2014    “Women Artists Remembering and Reinventing Through Art.” Women in French (WIF) Conference, Guelph, Ontario, CA, May 22-24;

2014    “Activism and Social Art: Women Taking the Streets: Faten Rouissi.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6;

2014    “Femmes Écrivaines au Maroc: Une Poétique d’Identité Anticapitaliste.” New York 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium (20th and 21st CFFSIC), New York City, March 6-9;

Personal Interests

 DDOAMCAY (Dogs, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Music, Contemporary Art & Yoga)