Catherine White

Catherine L White , PhD, MA, BA

Associate Professor - Educator

Associate Professor Educator of Basic French Program

Old Chemistry Building

7109B

A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat - 0377

Professional Summary

Associate Professor - Educator and Coordinator of Basic French Program.
Dr. White's primary research area is in French and Francophone cinema. She was a member of the founding committee for the first certificate in film and media studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches courses in French film to majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and as an A&S freshman seminar in contemporary French and Francophone cinema, "France Goes To The Movies." She publishes, presents and organizes panels on French and Francophone film. Her interest in film as an artifact of social relevance as well as through the field of film studies, combines with students' love of and fascination with international cinema, French and francophone cultures and language.

As Coordinator of the basic French program, Dr. White trains and supervises Graduate Teaching Assistants in French, prepares testing and other pedagogical materials and synchronizes extracurricular tutorials and activities for basic French students. She is happy that French and Francophone films also play an important role in the Basic French Curriculum.


Education:

Ph.D. in Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Cincinnati, 2003
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati, 1999
M.A. in French Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1998
B.A. in French and Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 1978

Dissertation title: "The Influence of Religious Faith on Christine de Pizan's Defense of Women"

Current areas of teaching and research: Foreign language acquisition; French and Francophone film studies. 

Other Work Experience: Three years in advertising, Paris and New York.
Ten years in theatre, New York City.

 

Education

PhD: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2003 (Romance Languages and Literatures: concentration in women's studies and late medieval studies. Dissertation: "The Influence of Religious Faith on Christine de Pizan's Defense of Women." )

M.A.: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998 (French literature)

Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999

B.A. in French: Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, 1978

Research and Practice Interests

Dr. White's primary research area is in French and Francophone cinema. She was a member of the founding committee for the first certificate in film and media studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches courses in French film to majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and as an A&S freshman seminar in contemporary French and Francophone cinema, "France Goes To The Movies." She publishes, presents and organizes panels on French and Francophone film. Her interest in film as an artifact of social relevance as well as through the field of film studies, combines with students' love of and fascination with international cinema, French and francophone cultures and language.

As Coordinator of the basic French program, Dr. White trains and supervises Graduate Teaching Assistants in French, prepares testing and other pedagogical materials and synchronizes extracurricular tutorials and activities for basic French students. She is happy that French and Francophone films also play an important role in the Basic French Curriculum.

 

Medieval research: Religious influences in the works of Christine de Pizan.

Contemporary French and francophone cinema.

Positions and Work Experience

2003 - Coordinator of Basic French Program, Responsible for all first and second year French curricula including exams, syllabi, etc. Responsible for summer orientation for GTAs, training of new French TAs throughout the year., University of Cincinnati, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, Ohio

2003 - Field Service Assistant Professor, Teaching of first, second and third year French language and film courses., University of Cincinnati, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, Ohio

2011 - Associate Professor - Educator , Promoted in September, 2011. Professor of basic French and third-year French cinema course., University of Cincinnati, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Abbreviated Publications

Essays

"Transforming the Literary 'I' Into the Cinematic Eye in Julian Schnabel's Adaptation of Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell And The Butterfly), Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 29:4, 303-309.

Presentations

Paper Presentations

Catherine L. White « Transforming the Literary ‘I’ Into the Cinematic Eye in Julian Schnabel's Adaptation of "Le Scaphandre et le Papillon." .UC. Level:International

Dr. Catherine L. White Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." .Valentine House. UC. Level:University

Catherine L. White (05-12-2005. ) Christine de Pizan's "Epitre au dieu d'amour: Faith in God, Faith in Women." .University of Cincinnati. UC. Level:International

Symposium

McGraw Hill Education (03-16-2013. ) World Languages Symposium .Indianapolis, Indiana. Professional Meeting. Level:Regional

Event Organized

Planning and Organization of French and Italian Film Panel

Planning and Organization of French and Italian Film Panel Conference BAD DATE BAD DATE Department of Romance Languages Level:Department

Honors and Awards

04-2012 -04-2012 Darwin T. Turner Scholarship Award Nominated by a student in my spring quarter 2012 French 251 course, for inspirational teaching. Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

BAD DATE -BAD DATE DARS award I received a small grant for the purpose of purchasing French and Francophone films on DVD for my Freshman Seminar, "France Goes To The Movies." This course will be taught in January 2014. The films will be held in the French cinema collection of the Language Resource Center. Taft Center Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Grant

Service

(Undergraduate Studies Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2010 -05-2011

(Basic Language Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2010 -05-2011

(Basic Language Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 03-2010 -06-2010

(Basic Language Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2010 -03-2010

Romance Languages Italian Club Reviewer Type:Service to Student Groups Level:Department 03-2010 -03-2010

DAAP Outside Reviewer Type:University/College Service Level:University 03-2010 -03-2010

(Basic Language Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2011 -12-2011

(Undergraduate Services Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2011 -12-2011

(Merit Raise Appeals Committee ) Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2011 -12-2011

La Table Française (The French Table) Faculty Sponsor Type:Departmental Service Level:University 01-2011 -12-2011

La Table Française (The French Table) Faculty Sponsor Type:Departmental Service Level:University 01-2011 -12-2011

La Table Française Faculty Sponsor Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2012 -12-2012

(Undergraduate Committee ) Committee Member Type:Development Service Level:Department 03-2012 -06-2012

(Undergraduate Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2012 -12-2012

(Basic Language Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 03-2012 -06-2012

(Basic Language Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2012 -12-2012

(Basic French Textbook Review Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 10-2012 -04-2013

French Club Faculty Sponsor Type:Departmental Service Level:University 08-26-2013 -04-25-2014

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-26-2013 -04-25-2014

French Club: UC Student Organization Faculty Sponsor Type:Departmental Service Level:University 04-2013 -12-2013

French Table Faculty Sponsor Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2013 -04-2013

(Basic Language Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2013 -12-2013

(Undergraduate Studies Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2013 -12-2013

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 02-2013 -12-2013

Keywords

Late French Medieval Literature
Women's Studies
French language, culture and film

Courses Taught

15-FREN-102 BASIC FRENCH II

15-FREN-112 EXT BASIC FRENCH 2 Level:Undergraduate

French Practicum Level:Graduate

15-FREN-103 BASIC FRENCH III Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-113 EXT BASIC FRENCH 3 Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-703 FRENCH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-FREN-101 BASIC FRENCH I Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-251 COMP AND CONV Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-701 FRENCH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

RLL Graduate Orientation Level:Graduate

SWLC Freshman Seminar Level:Undergraduate

Freshman Seminar Level:Undergraduate

French Culture Through Film Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-101 BASIC FRENCH I Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-701 FRENCH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-FREN-103 BASIC FRENCH III Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-703 FRENCH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-FREN-113 EXT BASIC FRENCH 3 Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-102 BASIC FRENCH II Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-701 FRENCH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-FREN-252 COMP AND CONV Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-103 BASIC FRENCH III Level:Undergraduate

15-FREN-703 FRENCH PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-FREN-251 COMP AND CONV Level:Undergraduate

Basic French I Level:Undergraduate

French Culture through Film Level:Undergraduate

French Practicum Level:Graduate

French Composition and Conversation Level:Undergraduate

Basic French I I Level:Undergraduate

French Practicum Level:Graduate

Extended Basic French 1

Basic French I On-Line

French Practicum

Faculty Development Activities

2010 Incorporating Mashups Into Your Course (CET&L, November 2, 2010) Demonstration on the creation of mashups on line for use in the classroom, CET&L, University of Cincinnati Langsam Library Type:Workshop

11-20-2010 Professional Development Workshop in Basic Language Instruction on ACTFL Standards: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures A talk on foreign language acquisition and some of the latest materials, University of Cincinnati Type:Seminar

11-01-2011 -11-01-2011 Blackboard Transition: New System This workshop guides participants in the new, updated Blackboard system, CET&L Langsam Library Type:Workshop

04-04-2013 -04-06-2013 33rd Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures International literary conference in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Type:Conference Attendance

03-09-2013 -03-09-2013 3T: Teaching, Technique and Technology Day-long workshops on technology in the classroom, Clermont College, University of Cincinnati Batavia, Ohio Type:Conference Attendance

03-04-2013 -03-04-2013 Speaking Proficiency in the Classroom Guest Speaker, Dr. Robert Di Donato, demonstrated activities designed to enhance speaking proficency in first-year foreign language courses., University of Cincinnati/RLL Basic Language Instruction Committee UC Type:Workshop

02-27-2013 -02-27-2013 E-Learning Roundtable Discussion A review of existing on-line courses in the University, and a discussion of the need for such in A&S, including development of new on-line courses by faculty, CET&L University of Cincinnati, College of Arts and Sciences Type:Seminar

04-2013 Cincinnati Romance conference Session Chair: "Studies in Contemporary Francophone Cinema", University of Cincinnati Type:Other

03-2013 World Languages Symposium Participant in presentations and roundtable discussions concerning new on-line programs for second language acquisition, CGraw Hill Education Indianapolis, Indiana Type:Workshop

03-09-2013 3T: Teaching, Techniques and Technology Day-long conference dedicated to new practices and ideas in the field of foreign language teaching, Clermon College, University of Cincinnati Batavia, Ohio Type:Conference Attendance

03-04-2013 Speaking Proficiency in the Classroom Demonstrations for foreign language teaching; new activities for the classroom, Basic Language Instruction Committee, Department of Romance Languages University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

02-19-2013 Writing Letters of Recommendation CET&L Presentation regarding letters of recommendation: techniques, strategies, styles, CET&L, University of Cincinnati UC, Langsam Library Type:Faculty Internship

02-27-2013 McMicken Roundtable discussion: E-Learning - CET&L CET&L, University of Cincinnati University of cincinnati Type:Other

Other Information

In fall semester of 2012, I proposed a new course which was accepted by my section and my department. Beginning in spring semester 2014, I will teach a new freshman seminar entitled "France Goes To The Movies." This course will expose new students to a variety of French cinema. We will study the origins of French film in the 1880's and 1890's, beginning with the Lumière brothers and George Méliès, through the silent film era, leading up to the present, where students will watch films that French filmgoers enjoy. Students will learn some of the basic tenets of film studies, while enjoying modern French-language films. They will write a 10-page final paper, analyzing and discussing a film of their choice.,