Martha B van der Drift, Lecturing Fellow

Martha B van der Drift

Please note: Martha has left the "Romance Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

My research interests lie at the intersection of intercultural identities and learning, historiography, museology and 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone literatures and film. Particularly, my work contributes to ongoing discussions on the topic of transdisciplinary hybridity in Postcolonial Studies.

Research and Course Development Interests

Office Location:  014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
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21st century • Fiction genres • Intercultural communication in literature • Memory in literature • Museums • Museums in literature • Performing arts and literature • Transnationalism • Travel writers

Recent Publications

  1. van der Drift, MB, “Why Interculturality?”. Interview with JMG Le Clézio. Trans. Martha van der Drift., Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, vol. 19 no. 3 (2015), Taylor & Francis (Routledge), ISSN 1740-9306 [available here]
  2. van der Drift, MB, Ratsitatane (October, 2014) [pdf]  [abs]
  3. van der Drift, MB, Between bodies and words: gaze traps and resistance spaces, Cheim and Read Art Gallery no. Ghada Amer: Rainbow Girls (March, 2014), Cheim and Read
  4. van der Drift, MB, Les Chemins de l’interculturel, Les Cahiers J.-M.G. Le Clézio, vol. 5 no. La Tentation Poétique (August, 2012), pp. 159-171, Editions Complicités [available here]  [abs]
  5. van der Drift, MB, Révolutions: la mémoire comme espace de Relation, vol. 19 (January, 2012), pp. 89-96, Laboratoire LLS L’Université de Savoie, ISSN 1774-3842