Department of Latin American & Latino Studies

Dr. Madhuri Mukherjee

Office:   Atrium 237
Phone:   (973) 720-3630
Email:   mukherjeem@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   (Spring 2011) Monday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and by appointment

Department: Languages and Cultures
Position: Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Area Specialization: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Poetry and Theater; Orientalism; Humor and the Avant-Garde

Educational Background:

  • PH.D:  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. January 2000.               
  • M.A.:   (French) Rutgers University, March 1994.               
  • D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies):  Ecole Supérieure d'Interprètes             et de Traducteurs, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France,    June 1986.
  • DUTIB  (Diplôme Universitaire de Traduction et d'Interpretation bilingues): Université Lyon II, France, June 1985.
  • M.A.: (Translation and Interpretation) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, May 1980.

Courses taught: French 110, 111, 200, 210, 211, 222, 240, 320, 333, 400, 452, 480.

Selected Publications:

  • “Claudel, metteur en scène de Rimbaud.” Paul Claudel Papers. (ISSN 1496-4813)  Vol. III, January 2005.
  • “When the Saints Go Marching In: Popular Performances of La Tentation de Saint Antoine and La Vie de Sainte Geneviève at the Chat Noir Shadow Theater.” Chapter in book entitled: Life Through a Stained-Glass Window: Saints in Late Nineteenth-Century French Culture. Edited by Elizabeth Emery and Laurie Postlewate, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2004.
  • “Paul Claudel”: 12,000 word article for the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume on 20th-Century French Dramatists. 2004.
  • “The Poet and His Doubles: Theater as Orientalism.” Paul Claudel Papers. (ISSN 1496-4813)  Vol II, January 2004.
  • “Claudel’s Poetic Conversions.”  Paul Claudel Papers. (ISSN 1496-4813) Vol.I, January 2003.

Work in Progress:

  • “The Brahmin as Buffoon.” A study of the figure of the Guru in the Abbé Dubois’s translation of Indian Folk tales into French.

Selected Conference presentations:

  • “Poetic Theater/Theatrical Poetry” 57th Annual Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2004.
  • “Scenting the Text/ Incensing the Poet” Annual International Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), San Diego, CA, December 2003.
  • “Claudel and Rimbaud’s ‘Lettre du Voyant’” Annual International Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), San Diego, CA, December 2003.
  • “Representations of  Zola in the fin-de-siècle press” AIZEN International Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 9-11 2003. (AIZEN = Association Internationale de Recherches Multidisciplinaires et d’Etudes Comparées, Emile Zola et Son Temps, le Naturalisme)
  • “The fin-de-siècle Monologue: At the crossroads of literature and performance”
  • Hawai’i International Conference of Arts and Humanities (HICAH), Honolulu, Hawai’i, January 2003.
  • “Puns, Parody, and Wordplay."  Annual International Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), New York City, December 2002.
  • "The Poet and His Doubles" Annual International Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), New York City, December 2002.
  • Chair of the session “Bachelor Spaces” at the Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS) Columbus, OH. October 2002.
  • "Domestic Politics: The Servant Boy as Mirror in House Boy and Chocolat." 13th Annual Conference of Romance Languages & Literatures, SUNY Binghamton, March 15 2002.
  • "Une Saison en enfer: From Oxymoron to Tautology." 12th Annual Conference of Romance Languages & Literatures, SUNY Binghamton, March 23 2001.
  • "Metapoetic Discourse from Rimbaud to Artaud." North-East Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Annual Convention, Buffalo, N.Y., April  2000.
  • "Daumal ou le savoir poétique sanscrit rené" Annual Joint Colloquium of the French & History Departments, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Title of colloquium: Asia in France/France in Asia. March 3 2000.