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Gras, Delphine (PhD)

Associate Professor
Department of Language & Literature
Office: RH 0212
Phone: 239-590-1511
Email: dgras@fgcu.edu

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Education

Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle
M.A. University of Washington, Seattle and Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier
B.A. Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier

Specialties

Twentieth-century literature of the Americas and the African Diaspora
French and Francophone culture and Literature
Critical Race Theory
Gender Studies

Publications

  •  “How to promote Cultural Awareness Through Service-Learning in a Non-Required Course.” Language Beyond the Classroom: A Guide to Service Learning for World Languages Curriculum. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018.
  • “In the Steps of Hughes and Baldwin: Traveling Griots in Shay Youngblood’s Black Girl in Paris.” Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’” African Americans and the black Diaspora. Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2016: 209-225.
  • "Post What? Disarticulating Post-Discourses in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child” Humanities 2016, 5.4 (2016): 80. Available.
  • El son de los preteridos y los olvidados: Reimagining Blackness in Nicolás Guillén’s Early Poetry.” CLR James Journal 21 (Fall 2015): 17-36.
  • “Hearing Voices, Writing Music: Shay Youngblood’s Reconfiguration of the Griot.” JEAL 3 (2013): 96-126.
  • “‘I’ll Rise’:Rememory, Hope and the Creation of a New Public Sphere in Ben Harper’s Music.”NAES Ethnic Studies Review 31.1 (Summer 2008): 19-31.

Grants & Awards

  • "Most Engaged Award." Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers –2019.
  • Student Associates for a Greener Environment (S.A.G.E.) Mini-grant Program, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award. Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers – 2017, 2018.
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award – Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers – 2017.
  • "Children Are Our Future Award." Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers –2017.
  • "Emerald Overall Best Course-Based Award." Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers –2017.
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers – 2016.
  • Individual Faculty Service Excellence Award. Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers – 2016.
  • "Outstanding One Class-One Project" Service Learning Award. Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers – 2014.
  • Tournées Festival Grant. Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers – 2011-2012, 2012-2013.
  • Finalist for the Issues in Critical Investigation: Manuscript Competition. Vanderbilt University Press with The New Negro Flow: Musical Discourse of the Literary Griots of the Americas– 2011.