Sara Kippur (On leave)
Associate Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2095 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-116
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Trinity College faculty member since 2009
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Harvard Univ.
A.M., Harvard Univ.
A.B., Princeton Univ.

Sara Kippur is Associate Professor of French. Her scholarship and teaching center on 20th-21st century French and Francophone studies, with a particular focus on postwar and contemporary literature and questions of translation, multilingualism, and world literature. She is the author of Writing It Twice: Self-Translation and the Making of a World Literature in French (Northwestern University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today (Liverpool University Press, 2016). She is currently working on a new book titled Transatlantic Pacts: America and the Production of Postwar French Literature that examines Franco-American literary and cultural exchange in the second half of the 20th century.

Professor Kippur's scholarly interest in translation informs her pedagogy, as she encourages her students to recognize their role as translators of a sort who can bridge cultural and linguistic boundaries through close attention to language. In addition to language and survey courses, she has taught seminars at Trinity on such topics as the experimental French and Francophone novel, history and memory in postwar French literature, and the past and present of Francophone Hartford.

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