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Nicole Wallenbrock

Nicole Wallenbrock

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

303 HB Crouse Hall


    Dr. Nicole Beth Wallenbrock primarily researches the complicated relationship of France to its former colonies, the heritage of the colonial empire and the challenges made by artists to this conflicted legacy.

    Her monograph The Franco-Algerian War Through a Twenty-first Century Lens: Film and History (contracted and submitted to Bloomsbury Books) will be in print in May. She co-edited and contributed to a volume with Frank Jacob (Nord University), Migrants’Perspective/Migrants in Perspective: 21st Century Film currently being considered by a university press.

    She received her PhD and film certificate from the Graduate Center, City University of New York and previously taught French at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, film at City College of CUNY and French and French literature in translation at Hunter College. Dr. Wallenbrock was selected twice to participate in the National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute on North Africa at Oregon State University.


    French 202 French IV<
    French 300 Women’s Voices in French Literature 1800-Present<
    French 300 Francophone Culinary Traditions<
    French 301 Advanced French Grammar and Composition<
    French 305 Evolution and Revolution: French literature Middle Ages-18th Century<
    French 306 Romanticism to Modernism: French and Francophone Literature 19th-21st Century<
    French 316 Contemporary French Culture Through Film<
    French 400-600 The Legacy of the Algerian Revolution in Film and Literature <
    French 400-600 The New Wave and After: French and Francophone Film Aesthetics<
    French 400-600 Literature and Visual Arts of North Africa
    French 690 Independent Study (Silent Horror Roots in French New Extremist Films)


    Books: The Franco-Algerian War Through a 21st Century Lens: History and Memory. Monograph Series: War, Culture and Society. Bloomsbury (London). Contracted and Submitted. Forthcoming in May, 2019.

    Co-Editor: Migrants’Perspective/Migrants in Perspective: 21st century film, co-editor with Frank Jacob. Publication planned for 2019. Chapter contribution, “A French View of African Clandestiny: Hope (Boris Lokjine, 2014).” Currently under consideration by a university press.

    Articles and Contributions

    In preparation

    “The De/Reterritorialization of the Screen Algerian Revolution: Summer of ’62 (Mehdi Charef, 2006), Outlaws (Rachid Bouchareb, 2010),
and The Crazy Years of the Twist (Mahmoud Zemmouri, 1985)” Submitted to Journal of North African Studies.

    In print

    “The Rhizomatic Algerian Revolution of Twenty-First Century Documentaries: Algérie Tours/ Détours (2006), La Chine est encore loin (2009) and Fidaï (2014)” French Politics, Culture, and Society, Berghann Books. 

    “An apology for French torturers: L’ennemi intime (Émil Florent Siri, 2007)”, in Mark de Valk, ed. Screening the Tortured Body: Cinema as Scaffold. Palgrave Macmillan (November 2016).

    “Clandestine Boat Immigration in French Film: The Homo Sacer on the Norman Coast Welcome (2009) and Le Havre (2011)” Global Humanities: Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies, (Volume on Migration and State Power) Neofelis verlag (February 2016) pp.123-139.

     “Almost but not quite eating pork: Culinary Nationalism and Islamic Difference in Millennial French Comedies.” Performing Islam, Intellect (January 2016) pp.107- 128.

    “The Screen Student-prostitute, A Twenty-first Century Discourse: Mes chères etudes (2010), Elles (Suzumowska, 2011), Jeune et Jolie (Ozon, 2013),” French Cultural Studies, Sage (November 2015). pp. 415-425.

     “Annie Girardot: votre cousine, votre tontine, votre maman, votre fiancée” pp. 221-222. and “Sylvie Testud: Pas typique” pp. 379-381. in Michael Abécassis ed. French Cinema in Close-up – La Vie d’un acteur pour moi. Phaeton Publishing Limited, May 2015.

    “The Ideal Immigrant is a Child: Michou d’Auber and the Politics of Immigration in France,” Andrew Scahill and Debbie Olson eds. Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. Lexington Books, June 2012. pp. 123-150.

     “Awakening from the Algerian War: Mon colonel (Laurent Herbiet, 2006)” The French Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, October 2011. pp. 92-101.

    “Film Review: La Vénus Noire (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2010).Ex Plus Ultra: The Postgraduate E-journal of the WUN International Network in Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies (University of Leeds) May 2011. 

    Book Review

    "The Algerian New Novel: the Poetics of a Modern Nation 1950-1979." Symposium. Submitted July 2018.


    May 2012
    English subtitles for Jean-André Fieschi retrospective Curated by Sam Di Iorio
 Ninetto le messager (1995)
Niger, nouvelles impressions d’Afrique (1999) Anthology Film Archives (New York)


    May 2012, Doctor of Philosophy in French
    Dissertation Title: “The Algerian War Era Through a Twenty-First Century Lens: French Films 2005-2007”
    Dissertation Director: Jerry Carlson
    The Graduate Center of the City University of New York New York, NY

    May 2008 Master of Philosophy in French
    The Graduate Center of the City University of New York New York, NY

    May 2008 Film Certificate
    The Graduate Center of the City University of New York New York, NY

    May 1999 Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Literature
    Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

    Additional Education

    June 26-July 14, 2017
    Selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute,
    Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: The Voices of Women in Literature, Cinema and Other Arts since Independence
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

    June 23-July 11, 2014
    Selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema since Independence
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon