Anna Rocca

Anna Rocca

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: SB-305C
Phone: 978-542-7106
Email: anna.rocca@salemstate.edu
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~arocca

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

Her fields of specialization are contemporary women writers of North Africa, autobiography, feminism and transnational feminist movements.

Responsibilities

Adviser andCoordinator of the:

Northeast Modern Language Association of America (NeMLA) French and Francophone Literatures Director

SSU Italian Language Program; 

SSU French Language Program;

SSU Future Teachers of Italian in the USProgram;

SSU Honor Society Phi Sigma Iota -for French & Italian; 

SSU Italian Summer Study Program Abroadin Florence, Italy; 

SSU Italian Club. 

Selected Publications

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS

EDITED BOOK COLLECTION:

- Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives. Rocca, Anna and Kenneth Reeds, eds. Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. October 2013. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/women-taking-risks-in-contemporary-autobiographical-narratives-11

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

BOOK CHAPTERS:

- “Les mots-images de Nelly Arcan et Pascale Bourguignon : l’enfant et l'adulte au miroir.” Recherches féministes. Revue interdisciplinaire francophone d’études féministes. Université Laval, CA. Forthcoming.

- “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.

- "In Search of Beauty in Space: Interview with Lalla Essaydi." Eds. Jones, Christa and Anissa Talahite-Moodley. Special issue on "Women from the Maghreb." Dalhousie French Studies. Forthcoming.

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

- “Nelly Arcan and the Tragic Reappearance of Self-Directed Violence.” El Hadji Malick Ndiaye and Moussa Sow, eds. Forthcoming.

- Introduction. Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives. Rocca, Anna and Kenneth Reeds, eds. Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 1-20. 2013. 

- “Leila Abouzeid and Houria Boussejra: the Ultimate Risk of Being ‘Truthfully-Modern’ Women.” Rocca, Anna and Kenneth Reeds, eds. Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 131-146. 2013.

- “Shame and Belonging in Postcolonial Algeria.” The Female Face of Shame. Erica Johnson and Patricia Moran, eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2013.

- "Se frayer un chemin de retour: Lalla Essaydi et ses espaces." Essay collection: Frictions et devenirs dans les écritures migrantes au féminin : Enracinements et renégociations. Eds. Rocca, Anna and Névine, El Nossery. Éditions Universitaires Européennes. Sarrebruck, Germany. December 2011. 215-234.

- "Assia Djebar's Nulle part dans la maison de mon père. Telling Her Truth and Reconfiguring the World." Women in French. 2011.

- "Assia Djebar's Women and Their Multiform Love." Special dossier on Assia Djebar, Assia Djebar, une artiste entre deux rives. Eds. Vialet, Michèle and Carla Calargé. Cincinnati Romance Review. 2011.

- "Solidarité : Créativité etStratégies Plurielles d'Écoute." Actes des travaux du 5ème congrès international desRecherches Féministes dans la Francophonie Plurielle. Le Féminisme face aux défis du multiculturalisme. Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Économiques etSociales, Agdal-Rabat, Morocco. April 2011. 117-139.

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED SCHOLARLY JOURNALS

- “Assia Djebar’s Nulle part dans la maison de mon père. Telling Her Truth and Reconfiguring the World. Women in French Studies, Special Issue. 112-123. 2011.

- “Assia Djebar’s Women and Their Multiform Love.Assia Djebar : Écrivaine entre deux rives. Vialet, Michèle and Carla Calargé, eds. Cincinnati Romance Review, Special Issue, 31: 131-145. 2011.

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

BOOK:

Assia Djebar. Le corps invisible: voir sans être vue. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2005. http://www.harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=19335

Selected Presentations

SESSION PROPOSER, ORGANIZER, CHAIR & PRESENTER

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

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

2013 Panel: “Dreams in Contemporary Women’s Narratives.” South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 3-5;

2013 Panel: “Film as text: An innovative model for language teaching.” Massachusetts Foreign Languages Association (MaFLA) Conference, Sturbridge, MA. October 17-19.

2013 Panel: “Women’s Autobiography in French: Reappearance and Magnification of Nuclear Scenes.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference, Boston, MA, March 21-24;

2013 Panel: “More-Than-Words in Contemporary Francophone Women Autobiography” Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, Boston, MA, January 6-12;

2012 Panel: “More than France: The Francophone World in Class.” Massachusetts Foreign Languages Association (MaFLA) Conference, Sturbridge, MA. October 25-27.

2012 Panel: “Spiritualités musulmanes au féminin dans la littérature et les représentations visuelles.” Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones (CIEF) Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 10-17;

2012 Panel: "Childhood and Adolescence in Contemporary Women's Autobiographies in French." NeMLA Conference, Rochester, NY, March 15-18.

2012 Panel: "Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives." WIF Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, AZ, February 24-25.

Personal Interests

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