Dr. Roger Célestin

Title
Professor of Literature, Cultures, and Languages

Bio
Roger Celestin is a professor of French and Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. He has published books and articles on a wide range of topics ranging from cannibals in Renaissance France to detective fiction, and contemporary cinema. He is a founding editor and present co-editor of Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: SITES. He was made a Chevalier des palmes académiques by the French government in 2011.


Books:
•France 1851 to the Present: Universalism in Crisis. (2007)
•Beyond French Feminisms: Debates on Women, Politics and Culture in France. 1980-2001 (2002).
•From Cannibals to Radicals: Figures and Limits of Exoticism. (1996)

Articles:
• “Antiquity in Hollywood: The 2000 Sword and Sandals Decade” (2013).
• “Post colonial slumming angels: Driss Charïbi’s Inspector Ali and Yasmina Khadra’s Commissaire Llob (2013)
• “Conquering Global Space? A Certain Kind of French Cinema Abroad.” (2009)