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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

  • Discussion-based courses that encourage the exploration of interculturality and identity across literary, art and media genres while improving French language skills  (advanced intermediate and advanced)
  • Pedagogy: interactive portfolios that incorporate multi-media forms of expression
  • Seminar on Films and readings:Expressions of Identity and Resistance (plays, essays, poetry, art, museology, music),
    Albert Camus

Contact Info:
Office Location:  014 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:


21st century • Fiction genres • Intercultural communication in literature • Memory in literature • Museums • Museums in literature • Performing arts and literature • Transnationalism • Travel writers

Recent Publications   (More 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

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