Bastien Craipain is a Humanities Teaching Fellow in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the College at the University of Chicago where he graduated in 2020 after defending his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Entre-deux-mondes : anthropologie et littérature franco-haïtiennes, 1859-1915.” Drawing on this project, he has written a chapter which will appear alongside works by prominent Caribbeanist scholars to accompany the first English translation and critical edition of Louis Joseph Janvier’s 1884 Haïti aux Haïtiens (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming). His publications also include an essay of historiographical criticism on the figure of Haitian liberator Toussaint Louverture in Philippe Desan and Daniel Desormeaux’s Les biographies littéraires. Théories, pratiques et perspectives (Classiques Garnier, 2018), as well as a translation of Carolyn J. Eichner’s 2004 monograph on the emergence of socialist feminisms in the 1871 Paris Commune, Franchir les Barricades. Les femmes dans la Commune de Paris (Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2020). Recently, he has been invited to contribute to A Cambridge History of Haitian Literature—a collective volume retracing the trajectory of Haitian letters—with an essay on “Late-Nineteenth-Century Haitian Novels in Global Context” (Cambridge University Press, under contract, 2022).
Recent Courses in RLL
- FREN 10100 Beginning Elementary French I (Spring 2021)
- FREN 20500 Écrire en français (Autumn 2020)
- FREN 22217 Anthropologie, littérature et société: perspectives françaises et francophones (Autumn 2017)
- FREN 23320 Short Stories of the Black Atlantic: A Francophone Perspective (Winter 2020)
- FREN 23333/33333 Reading French for Research Purposes (Spring 2020, Spring 2021)