Dr. Catherine Parayre

Director, Associate Professor

Cross-appointed:
Modern Languages (French)
Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (Director)

Office: MWS 336
cparayre@brocku.ca
905 688 5550 x4849

Catherine’s research, teaching and outreach endeavours are intertwined and continuous. She aims to provide her students with fluid and thought-provoking instruction as they build essential skills to explore contemporary culture through the role of observer, creator and performer.

Ph. D., Romance Languages, The University of Georgia (USA)
Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, The University of Georgia
MA French Literature, The University of Kansas
DEA Literatures and Cultures of English-Speaking Countries,
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III, France
DEUG, Licence, Maîtrise English, Université Paul Valéry

  • The representation of women in contemporary Occitan literature
  • Questions of identity in minority literatures
  • Landscape description
  • Photography in literary texts: textual descriptions of photographs and photographic effects
  • Testimonies of illness in recent French texts
  • Disfigurement in contemporary literature and the visual arts
  • Disability in literature and the arts

(with Leslie Boldt) Figuring It Out: Disfigurement in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Art and Literature. Project editor Catherine Parayre. Consultant: Derek Knight. Book Design: Natasha Pedros and Stephen Remus with Catherine Parayre (6 np. magazines, 20 posters, box, envelope). St. Catharines: Niagara Arts Centre, 2014

La photographie et le vécu . Wien: Praesens, 2007.

Suivez le guide ! Moments d’initiation dans quelques oeuvres félibréennes . Wien: Praesens, 2005.

La Mort au féminin : Philadelphe de Gerde, Calelhon, Clardeluno et

Farfantello racontent . Turnhout: Brepols, 2004.

Jean Boudou, écrivain de langue d’oc . Paris: Harmattan, 2003.

“Autobiographie et photographie : comment raconter le traumatisme ?” Texte : Revue de critique et de théorie littéraire 41/42 (2007) : 63-80.

“Maladies de la fin: La Santa Estela del Centenari et Lo Libre dels grands jorns de Jean Boudou” Lengas, Revue de sociolinguistique 61 (2007) : 59-72.

“Histoires de l’œil et de l’œuf : Jonàs et Lo Fiu de l’uòu Voix plurielles, Revue de l’association des professeur-e-s de français des universités et collèges canadiens (September 2006).

“Du français à l’occitan: quand, dans un poème en français, ‘un autre chant m’appelle’ (Marcelle Delpastre) ” Revue des Langues Romanes 109:1 (2005): 141-63.

“Golden Silence: Calelhon’s Voice” Women In French Studies 11 (2003): 38-49.

Pig Tales : Beauty Is a Beast” International Fiction Review 30: 1-2 (2003): 4-59.

  • STAC 3P01 – Media Transformations in the Creative Arts
  • STAC 3P99 – Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts
  • FREN 2F03 – Literature and Culture: The French-Speaking World
  • FREN 4P79 – Text and Image in Literature in French
  • SCLA 5P69 – Disability in Literature and the Arts: Sites of Resistance