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Nathalie Etoke
Position: Associate Professor
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD. Northwestern University, DEA Université de Cergy Pontoise,MA Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3
Research Interests: Francophone Sub-Saharan African Literature and Cinema, African Studies, Black French Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Africana Existential Thought, LGBT Studies in Africa and its Diaspora, Cultural Studies, Contemporary French issues.

Courses Taught in MALS:

MALS 73500 Africana Studies
 

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

Melancholia Africana: The Indispensable Overcoming of the Black Condition, (Creolizing the Canon), Rowman & Littlefield International, June 2019.

"Du Noir dans le bleu blanc rouge”, Marianne et le garçon noir, sous la direction de Léonora Miano, éditions Pauvert, 2017.

Race et citoyenneté”, Sur Fanon, sous la direction de Bernard Magnier, Mémoire d’encrier, 2016.

“Quand cessera la marche vers le mur indépassable de nos dépassements?”, The Contemporary Francophone Intellectuals, edited by Christopher Hogarth and Natalie Edwards, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.​

“La France contemporaine Face au Défi de la Créolisation”, French and Francophone Philosophy, Vol 25 (2), 2017.

“Couleur et Communauté de Léonora Miano”, Nouvelles Études Francophone, Volume 32, numéro 1, 2017, pp. 27-42.

“Afro Diasporic French Identities: Images de soi et discours sur soi”, Nouvelles Études Francophone, Volume 33, numéro 1, 2017, pp. 88-105.

“Libérer la vie des décombres: La catastrophe et le désastre comme modalités du possible et de l’agir en Afrique subsaharienne et dans la diaspora”, Riveneuve Continents, 13, 2011, 88-100.

“Mariama Barry, Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala and the Politics of Female Homoeroticism in Sub-Saharan, Francophone African Literature”, Research in African Literatures, 2009, 40: 2, 173-189.

“Black Blanc Beur: Ma France à moi.” Nouvelles Études Francophones, 24:1, 2009, 157-171

“Au bout du petit matin, j’ai la force de regarder demain”, French Politics Culture and Society, Volume 27, 2009, 76-80.

“L’onomastique comme poétique de la (dé)construction identitaire dans Tels des astres éteints de Léonora Miano”, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Volume 12: 4, 2009, 613-638.

“Writing the Woman’s Body in Francophone African Literature: Taxonomy Issues and Challenges”, Codesria Bulletin, Number 3 & 4, 2006, 41-44.

“Mongo Béti et Les Mythologies Postcoloniales: Héritier et Inspirateur”, Présence Francophone: Revue Internationale de Langue et de Littérature 60, 2004, 90-98.

About Professor Etoke

Nathalie Etoke is an Associate Professor of Francophone and Africana Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She specializes in literature and cinema of Francophone sub-Saharan Africa, black French studies, queer studies in Africa and the Caribbean, and Africana existential thought. Her research examines the ongoing struggles for social justice and freedom for people of African descent around the world, accounting for the consequences of racial slavery, colonialism, and sexual violence in the longue durée of imperialism since 1492. Her articles have appeared in Research in African Literatures, French Politics and Culture, Nouvelles Études Francophones, Présence Francophone, the International Journal of Francophone Studies and the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. She is the author of L’Écriture du corps féminin dans la littérature de l’Afrique francophone au sud du Sahara and Melancholia Africana l’indispensable dépassement de la condition noire (2010), which won the 2012 Franz Fanon Prize from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. In 2011, she directed Afro Diasporic French Identities, a documentary on race, identity and citizenship in contemporary France.