Lecturer of French
Leutze Hall 290
Ph.D. in French, University of Minnesota. Defense
Dec. 2013; degree expected March 2014.
M.A. in French Literature, University of Minnesota, 2007
B.A. in History, Grinnell College, 2000
Greta Bliss’s research explores the intersections between literature and cinema, feminist theory, translation theory, and postcolonial studies. Her current research shows how Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian women’s literature and cinema challenges processes of cultural translation between the Maghreb and the West. Bliss has presented her research at the 20t- and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium; the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference; the American Comparative Literature Association; and the Middle Eastern Studies Association convention. She participated in the Institute of French Cultural Studies at Dartmouth College (2009). She was awarded a Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship (2009-10) and Critical Language Studies Scholarship in Amman, Jordan (2010) to study Arabic. Bliss’s interdisciplinary collaborations include her work with the Theorizing Early Modern Studies workshop and as an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota (2011-12). Her article “Problematic Translation and Persuasive Listening in Assia Djebar’s La Femme sans sépulture” was published in the French Review in February 2013.
FRH 102 Introductory French II (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
FRH 319 Introduction to the Francophone World: “Cultural Manifestoes” (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
FRH 306 Reading Strategies: “Reading Other Worlds” (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
French Civilization I (Grinnell College)
Intermediate French I & II (Grinnell College and University of Minnesota)
Beginning French I & II (Grinnell College and University of Minnesota)
Directed Reading: “The Body, Language, and Biography in Algerian Women’s Literature.” (University of Minnesota)
Methods in French and Francophone Studies: “Translation, Representation, the Other.” (University of Minnesota)