Languages, Literatures and Cultures
B.A., University of Athens, Greece
PhD., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ioanna Chatzidimitriou holds a BA in French Language and Literature from the University of Athens, Greece and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught all levels of French language, literature and culture at the University of West Georgia, the University of California, Irvine and Lehigh University. She has also taught courses in world literature with a focus on 19th and 20th-century European literatures.
She is currently working on a manuscript-length project on the uses of translation in fiction by contemporary translingual authors who choose French as their language of literary expression. In particular, she argues that translingual francophonie owes its conceptual unity as a field of inquiry to the normalization of cultural otherness through translational practices. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as The Comparatist, Dalhousie French Studies, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, SubStance and MLN among others.