Staff Directory

Sandrine Siméon, PhD

Assistant Professor of French Language and Culture

Phone: 949-480-4036

Fax: 949-480-4261

Email: ssimeon@soka.edu

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (USA) - PhD in French and Francophone Studies
  • THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (USA) - MA in French & Francophones Studies
  • UNIVERSITÉ SORBONNE NOUVELLE PARIS 3 (France) - MA Cinema Studies

Positions Held

  • 2016-2018,  Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster PA
  • 2013-2016, Assistant Professor, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
  • 2007-2013, Instructor/Grad. assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 

Research Interests

  • Le film-théâtre. Éthique et esthétique du filmage de la scène. Book project.
  • La Comédie-Française à l’écran : un parcours sinueux » (under review by the Revue d’Histoire du Théâtre)
  • Film-théâtre, intermédialité et nouveaux enjeux esthétiques » (accepted by Intermediality’s Spring 2019 edition, “Restituer (le temps) / Rendering (Time)”

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

Edited volume:

  • Siméon, Sandrine and Agathe Torti-Alcayaga, eds. “À vos écrans : la scène Anglophone en 2D.” Coup de Théâtre 31, 2017.

Articles:

  • “Film-Theater as an Intermedial Occurrence of Theater: Recycling Ionesco’s Bald Soprano.” Romance Studies. 35.4 (2018): 248-259. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/x3xY3mC7Kk3qvgyuHXmQ/full
  • Effets de présence » : quels procédés pour le « film-théâtre » ? Brasilian Journal on Presence Studies. 7.3 (2017). http://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/69703/43705 (also available in Portuguese).
  • Dominique Thiel filme Douze hommes en colère. » Coup de Théâtre 31. Ed. Sandrine Siméon et Agathe Torti Alcayaga. Paris : Radac, 2017. 169-184.
  • L’impossible document : Le Dernier Caravansérail d’Ariane Mnouchkine, un monument ? » European Drama and Performance Studies. Ed. Folco, Alice et Jean-Yves Vialleton. Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2014-2. 265-276. Nominated for the Malcolm Bowie Prize.
  • Le film-théâtre, un troisième temps du théâtre ? » Théâtre, levain du cinéma ; théâtre, destin du cinéma. Ed. Torti-Alcayaga, Agathe et Kiehl, Christine. Paris : Le Manuscrit, 2013. 169-183.
  • Une imposture peut en cacher une autre : le frontispice de Tartuffe démasqué. » Cahiers du dix-septième. XIII, 2 (2011) : 160–183. Co-authored with Sophia Khadraoui.
  • L’esthétique spatiale du Lancelot de Bresson. » Sites. 15. 4 (Sept. 2011) : 433-441.
  • Allotopie: vers une problématisation de l’espace scénique filmé. » Lexique commun/Lexique spécialisé. Centre de Recherche sur la Théorie et la Pratique Discursives. (2010) : 275-278.

Interviews:

  • Siméon, Sandrine. Interview de Flo Buckeridge, NT Live General Manager (January 2016). Coup de théâtre. 31. (2017).

Conferences:

  • “The Gleaners and I: gleaning ‘en abyme’, a reflexive cinematic writing of the authorial self”. NeMLA (North-east Modern Language Association), Pittsburgh, USA, April 2018.
  • Complicités conceptuelles et hybridité du film-théâtre ». APFUCC (Association des Professeur.e.s de Français des Universités et Collèges Canadiens), Toronto, CA, May 2017.
  • “Theatre in 2D: The Rhetoric of the NT Live Films.” SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies), Atlanta, USA, April 2016.
  • “Intermedial Embodiments in Ionesco’s La Cantatrice chauve.” Romance Studies Colloquium, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, July 2015.
  • La Haine : une chronique d’émeutes annoncées ? » 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, Baton Rouge, USA, March 2015.
  • Plaire pour instruire ou instruire pour plaire ? Un texte et son contexte : le film-théâtre revisite Phèdre de Racine. » Shippensburg University Fifth Biennial Modern Languages Conference, Shippensburg, USA, May 2014.
  • "Filming the Stage: A New Rhetoric for a New Kind of Film.” Presenter and Panel Chair. North Eastern Modern Language Association Convention, Harrisburg, USA, April 2014.
  • Validations et invalidations : le “film-théâtre“, une herméneutique des formes théâtrales textuelles et scéniques. » Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, USA, January 2014.
  • Le film-théâtre : entre théâtre et cinéma. » Laboratoires CRIDAF de Paris 13 and New York University, Paris, France, March 2012.
  • Entre film et théâtre : l’espace frontière de la rampe. » 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, Long Beach, USA, March 2012.
  • Filmer le théâtre: plaidoyer pour une forme d’art autonome. » Société québécoise d’études théâtrales, Montréal, Canada, June 2011.
  • Le théâtre à l’écran ou le “troisième temps” du théâtre. » Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones, Montréal, Canada, July 2010.
  • Le Lancelot de Bresson, une esthétique spatiale. » 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, March 2010.
  • Signe d’une imposture ou imposture du signe : sémio-analyse du frontispice de Tartuffe. » Société d’Etudes pluridisciplinaires du XVIIe siècle, Saskatoon, Canada, October 2008.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • FRN 101 - Beginning French I
  • FRN 402 - Culture History of the French-Speaking World

Selected Honors & Awards

  • OCG Resource Fund. $2500 awarded. This fund was granted to faculty members for scholarly projects. It enabled me to conduct research for a chapter for my book on the Comédie-Fançaise and its relations with French television (Summer 2017).
  • Academic Innovation Fund Award. $150 awarded. This fund serves to underwrite innovations in teaching, course development or curricular design that show promise of having a significant and positive impact on the academic environment at Franklin & Marshall College. These funds served to rent a 35mm film for my course, “Le cinéma francophone au féminin.” I invited a colleague from the film program at F&M College to present it (Fall 2016).    
  • Tournées Festival Grant. $4400 awarded. This grant helps fund Susquehanna University’s French Program Film Festival. French American Cultural Exchange (Spring 2015; Spring 2016).
  • Weber Chair in the Humanities. $6000 awarded. This fund, established by the Women's Auxiliary of Susquehanna University and the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports an outstanding new teacher/scholar in a humanities discipline. Susquehanna University (2013-2015).  
  • Faculty Research Grant. $2000 awarded. Susquehanna University (2014; 2015).
  • Faculty recognition. Faculty member who has been instrumental to the academic achievement of first year students at Penn State. The Pennsylvania State University (2010).