Marjorie Salvodon, PhD

Associate Professor
Coordinator of Languages
Department of World Languages and Cultural Studies

On sabbatical Spring 2019

Phone: 617-573-8582
Fax: 617-367-5965
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1056


  • PhD, Brown University
  • MA, Brown University
  • BA, Mount Holyoke College

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Francophone Novel (from the Caribbean, France, Sub-Saharan Africa, Maghreb, and Vietnam)
  • Translation
  • Creative Writing



The Infamous Rosalie by Evelyne Trouillot. Translated by M.A. Salvodon. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. 

Fictions of Childhood: The Roots of Identity in Contemporary French Narratives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008.

Zoom In, Zoom Out: Crossing Borders in Contemporary European Cinema. Co-edited with Sandra Barriales-Bouche. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

Tomboy. Nina Bouraoui. Translated by Marjorie Attignol Salvodon and Jehanne-Marie Gavarini. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Les frontières du corps identitaire: Garçon manqué de Nina Bouraoui.” Celaan Review (2005):136-144.

“Negotiating Cultural Identity and Geographical Space in Passages.” Migrating Words and Worlds, ed. E. Anthony Hurley. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1999. 87-98.

“In Between Borders: Writing Exile in Ton beau capitaine.” Purdue Romance Language Annual VIII (1997): 130-133.

Essays/Book Reviews

“Black France: Colonialism, Immigration and Transnationalism by Dominic Thomas.” The French Review 81.4 (March 2008): 769-770.

“Betrayal, Belonging, and Unbelonging in The Pagoda.” Wasafiri 34 (Autumn 2001): 72-73.

“Conflicting Origins: Memory in the Invention of Guadeloupean Genealogy – Désirada by Maryse Condé.” Callaloo 22 (1999): 249-252.

Courses Taught

Archer Seminar - Kric? Krac!: Telling Pan-Caribbean Tales
French 101/102 - Beginning French
French 201/202 - Intermediate French
French 205 - The Francophone World
French 302 - French Civilization
French 304 - Advanced French Grammar
French 305 - French Composition and Conversation
French 309/310 - Survey of French Literature
French 320 - French and Francophone Cinema
French 401 - Héritages francophones
French 410 - Contemporary France
French 420 - La Presse Sénégalaise (Suffolk University - Dakar campus)
Freshmen Seminar - Cinéma-monde: Changing the World One Francophone Film at a Time
Freshmen Seminar - The End of the World (English Language for International Students Program)
Humanities 102 - Survey of Art, Music, and Literature