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Histoires d'Avenirs: Science-fiction pour le cours de français niveaux intermédiaire et avancé

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Annabelle Dolidon, Portland State University

Stéphanie Roulon, Portland State University

Copyright Year: 2017

ISBN 13: 9781387180639

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Language: French

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Reviewed by Elizabeth B. Hall, Assistant Professor, General Faculty, University of Virginia on 12/14/20

This textbook provides good coverage of the subject, including an overview of science fiction in France, thematic vocabulary and grammar in context, many prompts for written and oral production. The only downside is that there is no index or... read more

Table of Contents

  • Les Bulles
  • Impress Genetic, Inc.
  • Carte Blanche
  • Les Miens
  • Ceux Qui Marchent
  • L'Anniversaire de Caroline
  • Craqueur
  • Ce qui n'est pas nommé
  • Les Années Métalliques

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  • Portland State University Library
  • About the Book

    Histoires d'Avenirs est un manuel basé sur neuf nouvelles de science fiction française qui s'adresse à un public d'apprenants étrangers (de niveaux intermédiaire et avancé) mais aussi à un public natif voulant approfondir ses connaissances de la science-fiction moderne - après un chapitre préliminaire qui rappelle les bases historiques du genre. Le manuel propose une approche holistique (stylistique, linguistique, et interculturelle) et sollicite une pensée critique au travers d'activités de lecture, interprétation, conversation, recherche et présentations, dans un double objectif : développer les compétences en français sur des sujets contemporains au travers de la fiction; et faire découvrir la science-fiction française et francophone aux apprenants étrangers.

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    About the Contributors


    Annabelle Dolidon received her Ph.D. from UC Davis in 20th-and- 21st century French and Francophone literature, with a designated emphasis in Feminist and Critical Theory. She received her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in French Studies. Dr. Dolidon specializes in post-WWII novels, and has interests in Film Studies and Queer Theory as well as language teaching. She is currently the coordinator of the First-Year French language program at PSU, and teaches courses in French language and literature.

    Her research explores prose literature by French women such as Monique Wittig, Jocelyne François and Marie Darrieussecq, developing close-text analysis of their novels and studying their approach to gender difference, temporality and the act of writing. Her first article, on the movie The Girl, co-written by Monique Wittig, was published in the Summer edition of the The Feminist Review (2009). Her future projects take new directions based on former research, and include a study of representations of rural France in literature and films.

    Stéphanie Roulon is a French native. She holds a Masters degree in Foreign Language and Literature and a graduate certificate in translation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also studied French Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. In France, she graduated from the Université-Pantheon Assas (Paris II) where she earned a Maîtrise en droit des affaires.

    Her interests are new technologies as tools for communication and language learning & teaching, multiliteracies, French for specific purposes and language pedagogy. At PSU she has been teaching a variety of undergraduate classes including, Creative Writing in French, Advanced Grammar through the exploration of genres. 

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