• Personal: Joined U.Va. French faculty in September 1966; founded interdepartmental Program in Comparative Literature in mid-1970s; founded Ph.D. Certificate Program in New World Studies in early 1990s. Emeritus status since January 2008.
• Teaching: Advanced Reading and Writing; Twentieth-Century literature and culture—Surrealism, Existentialism, Literature of Occupation (Second World War); Colonial and Postcolonial literature and theory, Comparative Caribbean literature; taught abroad at University of Paris III (1981); University of Leiden (1995); University of Potsdam (2006).
• Major Grants: ACLS Fellow (1975-76); NEH Fellow (1989-90), Summer Stipend (1977, 1988, 2004); National Humanities Center (1989-90); Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (1992, 2004); Fulbright-Hays Fellow (1965-66, 1995); Rockefeller Foundation (2004); Visiting Fellow, University of Queensland, Summer 1995, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Spring 2007.
• Editorial Positions: Editor CARAF Books, 1985-1995; New World Studies, 1992-2005; Contributing Editor, Plantation Society in the Americas, 1998-; Advisory Editor The New West Indian Guide, 1992-, Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, 1999-. Director, Archive of Literatures of the Caribbean, 2004-2007.
• Recent Scholarship: Editor, Aux quatre vents de la Caraïbe, special number of Critique, Éditions de Minuit (August-September 2006); A History of Literature in the Caribbean, three volumes edited for the International Association of Comparative Literature between 1994 and 2001.
• Recent Articles: “Recuperating the Haitian Revolution in Literature: From Victor Hugo to Derek Walcott.” Tree of Liberty, ed. by Doris L. Garraway. New World Studies. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008; “Les lectures de Fanon au prisme américain: Des révolutionnaires aux révisionnistes.” Les Temps Modernes 61.635-636 (2005); "Créolité: Power, Mimicry, and Dependence." Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 37.1 (May 2004); "Institution littéraire, Discours identitaire, supercherie littéraire." Cahiers de l'Association Internationale des Études Françaises 55 (May 2003); "« Mayotte Capécia » : De la parabole biblique à Je suis Martiniquaise.” Revue de littérature comparée 77.1 (2003); “Frantz Fanon, Lafcadio Hearn et « Mayotte Capécia ».” Revue de littérature comparée 76.2 (avril-juin 2002).
• Consulting: French Expert in International Litigation; Intellectual Property; Analysis of file history and claim construction in French-language filings in European Patent Offices under the Patent Cooperation Treaty; Internal correspondence within French companies; Review of French-language contracts ; Linguistic interpretation of official governmental documents from France, Quebec, Africa, and other French-language jurisdictions, including corporate and other regulatory filings.
• Contact Information: http://consult.aarnoldfrenchexpert.com
AJA at Kaieteur Falls, Guyana, March 2006.
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