Assistant Professor of French Dr. Kate Bonin presented on Stendhal’s novel Armance (1827) at the 45th annual Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium on Nov. 1 in Sarasota, Fla. Themed "Enchantment/Disenchantment," the conference focused on the clash of faith, magic, and tradition with...
Dr. Kate Bonin, assistant professor of Modern Languages, attended the 43rd annual 19th Century French Studies Colloquium in Charlottesville, Va this November.
Dr. Bonin chaired a panel and presented “Styles of Writing, Ways of Seeing: Reading Flaubert’s ‘Un coeur simple’ Together with Sand’s ‘...
Dr. Kate M. Bonin, assistant professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, attended the 2017 Women in French Conference in Leeds, England from May 19 to 21. This year’s theme, “Women Behaving Badly (?): Women’s Pleasures and Their Discontents in French and Francophone Cultures and Societies,”...
Roland Adjovi, assistant professor of History and Political Studies, and Dr. Kate M. Bonin, assistant professor of Modern Languages, provided Arcadia students the opportunity to meet lawyer, human-rights activist, and author Bamba Bakary Jr. on Oct.13.
Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa...
Dr. Kate Bonin, assistant professor of modern languages, contributed the essay "Indiana and the Literary Island: Enlightenment Ideals, Nineteenth-Century Ironies" to Approaches to Teaching Sand's Indiana (Modern Language Association). The book collects teaching strategies for...
“Simi, present. Claire, absent. Dominique, present…,” said Dr. Kate Bonin to herself, taking attendance as her French 102 class at Arcadia University began on Monday afternoon. When she finished, Bonin began walking around the classroom, listening, and occasionally participating in the...
Areas Of Focus
18th and 19th century French novels, French and Francophone film. contemporary Francophone/Sub-Saharan African literature and civilization
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Douglass College)
Bachelor of Arts, Major in French and English
Author • 2015
“Troubadours, Taxidermy and Transcendence: Reading Flaubert’s ‘Un cœur simple’ with Sand’s ‘Les ailes de courage'”
Article, The French Review Vol. 88.3
Author • 2014
“Quintinie, Quarrels and Silence: The arguments in and about George Sand’s roman à thèse.”
Article, Women in French Studies Vol. 22 (2014): 20-31.
Author • 2009
“The Edifying Spectacle of a Drowned Woman: Sympathy and Irony in Indiana”
Article, George Sand Studies 28 (2009): 1-13.
Author • 2008
“Signs of Origin: Victor Hugo’s Bug-Jargal”
Article, Nineteenth-Century French Studies 36 (Spring-Summer 2008):193-204.
Author • 2018
“Dreams of Dakar, 1973: Reading Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo’s ‘El sueño’ with Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Touki Bouki”
Article, Research in African Literatures Vol. 49.2 (Summer 2018)
Co-Author • 2016
“Indiana and the Literary Island: Enlightenment Ideals, 19th-century Ironies.”
Contribution to book, Modern Language Association Publications
Co-Authored with Eds. Pratima Prasad and David Powell.
Kate Bonin has one article forthcoming in 2018: “Dreams of Dakar, 1973: Reading Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo’s ‘El sueño’ with Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Touki Bouki,”Research in African Literatures Vol. 49.2 (Summer 2018): a study of Diop Djibril Mambéty’s groundbreaking film Touki Bouki and the zeitgeist of post-independence West Africa in 1973. A book chapter, entitled “Growing up Camille: Pleasure and its Discontents in Mireille Best’s Camille en octobre” (1988), is currently under review at Women In French Studies. In 2016, she published a book chapter, “Indiana and the Literary Island: Enlightenment Ideals, 19th-century Ironies” in Approaches to Teaching George Sand’s Indiana. Eds. Pratima Prasad and David Powell. New York: Modern Language Association Publications, 2016: 127-134. She published two articles in 2014-2015: “Quintinie, Quarrels and Silence: The arguments in and about George Sand’s roman à thèse” in Women in French Studies Vol. 22; and “Troubadours, Taxidermy and Transcendence: Reading Flaubert’s ‘Un cœur simple’ with Sand’s ‘Les ailes de courage’” in French Review Vol. 88.3 Kate is currently working on “Victor Hugo and Haitian Money.” Incorporating archival research conducted at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Harlem, NYC), this article analyzes Victor Hugo’s shifting political convictions and social loyalties in the aftermath of the French and Haitian Revolutions.