Charles R. Batson

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Union College Schenectady, NY  12308 (518) 388-6021 email:  batsonc (at) union.edu Research and Major Publications Recent Courses

Research and Major Publications

Research Interests Québécois identity and performance, including its circus. Interrelationships among literary, musical, and dance texts. Modern French and Francophone literature and theater.  Contemporary theory, including cultural studies and performance theory. Major Publications Book:   Dance, Desire, and Anxiety in Early Twentieth-Century French Theater:  Playing Identities.  Aldershot and Burlington:  Ashgate Publishing, 2005.  In preparation:  Cirque Global: […]

Recent Courses

FRN 100-102.  Basic French Sequence FRN 200-201.  Intermediate French Sequence FRN 300. Modern France/La France actuelle. Studies of contemporary French culture through authentic material — texts, films, radio, and television broadcasts dealing with current historical, political, sociological, and aesthetic issues. FRN 306T. Readings in French and Francophone Culture (Fall term in Rennes).  France and the […]

Charles R. Batson

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Union College Schenectady, NY  12308 (518) 388-6021 email:  batsonc (at) union.edu Research and Major Publications Recent Courses