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Monika Giacoppe

Associate Professor of Comparative World Literature

Year Joined RCNJ: 2000

Contact Information


  • B.A. in French from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Additional certification in Latin American Studies)
  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Pennsylvania State University.

Courses Offered:

  • Literatures of the Americas
  • African American Women Writers
  • Survey of European Literature
  • Fictional Histories in the Americas
  • College English
  • Readings in the Humanities
  • Introduction to Literature

Teaching Interests:

  • Literatures of the Americas
  • International Women’s Writing
  • Francophone Literature
  • Translation Theory and Practice

Research Interests:

  • Literatures of the Americas
  • Louisiana Literature & Culture
  • Francophone Literature
  • Translation Theory and Practice

Scholarly Activity:

  • “More Than Music and Food:  Teaching about Cajun and Creole Peoples and Cultures.”  2015
  • Monika Giacoppe, “North America’s Francophone Borderlands.” The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Studies, ed. Reingard M. Nischik. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 165-81.
  • “‘The Task of the Translator’ in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Mauve Desert.” (Special issue of Bucknell Review). Ed. Katherine Faull. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell U.P., 2004:124-38.
  • “‘Lucky to be so bilingual’: Québécois and Chicano/a Literatures in a Comparative Context.” Reprinted in Canada and Its Americas, ed. Sarah Casteel and Winfried Siemerling. Forthcoming from McGill University Press, 2009
  • The Transparent Girl and Other Stories. A translation of selected short works by Swiss writer S. Corinna Bille, done with Christiane Makward. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006.
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