Born in France, Catherine Slawy-Sutton spent her childhood in Senegal. She holds a Masters Degree in English from the University of Nice, and a Ph.D. in French from Indiana University, where she wrote her dissertation on Colette.
Professor Slawy-Sutton teaches all levels of language and literature. Her favorite classes have been: “Childhood and Youth,” “North Africa in the Novel,” “Maghreb: Francophone Authors,” “Asia in the Novel” and “Vietnam: Francophone Authors.”
She has published an interview with French feminist writer Elisabeth Badinter, articles on various aspects of Colette works, on Benoîte Groult and the contemporary novel in France, and on Michel Ragon. Her current research interests still include Colette, but also literature written by immigrants from North Africa or Vietnam in France, particularly Karima Berger and Anna Moi.
She was J.Y.A. Resident director in Montpellier, France, in 1987-88 and 1994-45, and then Resident Director in Tours in 2002-03 and spring semester 2013. In the spring of 1997, she served as Newsletter Editor for Women in French, and, from January 1999 to 2002, was Review Editor for The French Review (Literary History and Criticism). She has also served as Chair of the French Department at Davidson College.
Married with two children, she likes traveling, hiking, skiing, gardening, and walking her dog.
Davidson NC 28035-7034