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Professor Alison Haveman

Brief Biography

Alison A. Haveman received her M.A. in French literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2006. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis, also through UW-Madison, entitled Interpreting the Theatrical Body and its Familial Ties in Denis Diderot's Eighteenth Century French Social Drama, which examines Diderot's theories on acting and audience reception in eighteenth-century French theater. Her research interests include Performance Theory, Theatricality in the novel, Sensibilité, Commedia dell'Arte and Pantomime.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, French and Studio Arts, Calvin College
  • Master of Arts, French Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • PhD – ABD, French Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Teaching Responsibilities

  • French 101, French I, Hope College

Publications

  • "Moral and Social Restructuring through Universals in Denis Diderot's Theatrical Works". TROPOS [Michigan State University] 2010: Web.

Papers Presented

  • "Forming the Sociable Citizen: Appealing to Intense Emotions on the French Stage" at the Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS) Annual Meeting, Wesleyan University, October 11-14, 2012.
  • "The Theatrical and Emotional Body: Pantomime, Sentimentality and Family as Identifying Mechanisms in Denis Diderot's Theater" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.
  • "Moral and Social Restructuring through Universals in Denis Diderot's Theatrical Works" at the 10th Annual TROPOS Graduate Student Conference, Michigan State University, October 10, 2009.
  • "Engaging the Spectator through the Universal in Denis Diderot's Le Fils naturel and Le Père de famille" at the 21st Annual GAFIS Symposium, University of WisconsinMadison, April 4-5, 2008.

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
  • Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS)