Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (646) 312-4222
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Location: VC 6266
Dr. Debra Popkin, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Baruch College (CUNY), holds a PhD in French literature with a specialization in 20th-century French drama from Columbia University. Dr. Popkin is co-author with Bourbon and Sawicki of the literary reader Trésors Littéraires: Initiation à la littérature française et francophone (McGraw-Hill, 1999).
Her current research centers on French and Quebec women writers and African and Caribbean Francophone literature. She has published articles on Sartre and Camus, on Gisèle Pineau’s L’exil selon Julia, Maryse Condé’s Une Saison à Rihata and Victoire, Myriam Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane, and on Quebec author Louise Dupré’s La memoria and La Voie lactée.
She recently compiled, edited and translated articles for the book Francophone Women Coming of Age: Memoirs of Childhood and Adolescence from France, Africa, Quebec and the Caribbean (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK 2007). In 1988 Debra Popkin received Baruch College’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2001 she was awarded the title Chevalière dans l’ordre des palmes académiques by the French Government, in recognition of her efforts to promote French language and culture.
Dr. Popkin has been an officer of CUNY Council on Foreign Language Study, AATF (American Association of Teachers of French, the Northeast MLA (NEMLA), and women’s caucus of MLA. She frequently conducts workshops on the Rassias Intensive Dartmouth Language Model and on pedagogical strategies for communicative competence.