Holly Collins

Holly Collins
Associate Professor of French
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • 19th-century French literature

  • 20th- and 21st-century Francophone studies

  • Medical French

  • Baylor in Paris


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., University of New Mexico

B.A., Mercer University

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Intermediate French (FRE 2310)

  • Passport to the French-Speaking World (FRE 2320)

  • French for Health Professions (FRE 2321)

  • Conversational French (FRE 3302)

  • Conversation and Composition in Paris (FRE 3320)

  • Advanced Conversation and Composition (FRE 3325)

  • Around the Francophone World in 45 Days (FRE 3328)

  • Paris: A Cultural Overview (FRE 3340)

  • Francophone Culture and Literature (FRE 4328)

  • French Writers and Ideas I & II (FRE 4331& 4332)

Selected Publications

  • “From Trauma to Drama in Groupov’s Rwanda 94: Creating a Polymorphous Space for Witnessing (to) the Rwandan Genocide.” With Jacob Abell. International Journal of Francophone Studies 20.3-4 (September 2017): 273-291.

  • La querelle de la Créolisation: Creolization vs. Créolité in Glissant, Condé and the Creolists.” Nottingham French Studies 56.1 (2017): 67-81.

  • “Relations of Americanness, Hybridity and the Trans(multi)cultural: Studying Francophone Literatures in the U.S. ” Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy 68 & 69 (Fall 2016): 131-163.

  • “Between Enigma and Concrete Reality: Identity in Dany Laferrière’s L’Énigme du retour and Tout bouge autour de moi.” Australasian Canadian Studies 33.1-2 (2016): 53-71.

  • “Immigration and Abandonment in Ryad Assani-Razaki’s Deux cercles and La main d’Iman.South Central Review 33.3 (2016): 18-37.

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Curriculum Vitae