Roberta Hatcher, Ph.D.Adjunct Lecturer
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures
Education:Ph.D., French Language and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
M.A., French, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
B.A., French, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
Roberta Hatcher is interested in French-language literatures from the world beyond France, in particular post-independence literatures of sub-Saharan Africa. She is also interested in African cinema, postcolonial studies, and the emerging field of French Atlantic studies.
"Specters of Decolonization: Francophone Africa in a Post-Cold War Frame," NEMLA Annual Conference, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010.
"Decolonization and Globalization in Post-Cold War Africa," 20th/21st Cent. French/Francophone Studies, Minneapolis, MN, March 26-28, 2009.
"The Wretched of the Earth Again?" NEMLA Annual Conference, Boston, MA, February 26-28, 2009.
"Childhood as Limit/The Limits of Childhood in Contemporary Francophone African Narratives of Violence," 20th/21st Cent. French/Francophone Studies, Georgetown University, March 6-8, 2008.
"Imagining Life on Earth: Globalization in the Film of A. Sissako," African Literature Association Conference, Morgantown, WV, March 15-18, 2007.
"From Africa I Will Fleece You to Darwin's Nightmare: When Postcolonial Film goes Global," African Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA November 16-19, 2006.
"Image and the Absence in Postcolonial Non-fiction Film: Minh-ha's Reassemblage and Peck's Lumumba, la mort d'un proph-te," 20th/21st Cent. French/Francophone Studies, Gainesvill, FL, March
31-April 2, 2005