​​Leila Ennaili

Position:  Associate​ Professor
Campus Address:  Pearce Hall, Room 305
Phone:  (989) 774-5399
Email:  ennai1l@cmich.edu

Research areas
Border studies, immigration in France, French colonial culture, Francophone literature and cinema


Degrees and Universities
Ph. D. – French Studies – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011.


Selected Publications

Book chapters:

"Accented Mappings of France in a Globalized World: Le Havre (2011) and Samba (2014) Through the Lens of Cinéma-monde." Eds. Michael Gott & Thibaut Schilt. Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French, Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming 2017.

"Filmer les migrants à Calais : une représentation aux frontières de la mémoire et de l'Europe." Eds. Marianne Bessy and Carole Salmon. Racines et déracinements au grand écran: trajectoires migratoires dans le cinéma français du XXIème siècle. Leiden [etc.]: Brill Rodopi, 2016.


Peer-Reviewed Articles:

"Transitioning out of the Great War through Cinema: Self-reflection and Distancing in L'Atlantide (1921) by Jacques Feyder" (under review).

"Galadio de Didier Daeninckx et la question de l'identité nationale." Modern & Contemporary France, 23:1, 17-33, 2015.

"Autopsy d'Un Sujet français." Nouvelles Études Francophones, 28:2, 161-176, 2013.


Proc​eeding​s:​

"La Blessure de Nicolas Klotz, ou la face cachée de la frontière." Eds. Corinne Maury and Philippe Ragel, Filmer les frontières. Presses Universitaires de Vincennes : Paris, 107-118, 2016.

 



Recent Conference Presentations:

42nd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, October 27-29, 2016.

"Des camps à la frontière : reconstitution de l'histoire dans No Pasarán d'Henri-François Imbert." 20th-21th Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium 2016, Saint-Louis, MO, March 17-19, 2016.

"Human Rights and the Roma Question in France in Documentary Images." Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, CMU, Mt. Pleasant, October 30-31, 2015.

​“Challenging the City of Light: Representing Immigrants in Paris.” Midwest MLA, Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014.

“Migrants in Calais: The Power of Documentary Images against Official Discourse.” Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France Annual Conference, Southampton (UK), September 9-11, 2014.

“Commémorer la Grande Guerre en littérature: le cas de 14 (2012) de Jean Echenoz.” 55th Annual Conference of The Society for French Studies, Aberdeen (UK), June 30 – July 2, 2014.

“Illegal Migrants in the North of France: A Humanitarian Crisis and a Crisis of the Humanitarian Discourse.” Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences, Mount Pleasant, November 22-23, 2013.

“La face cachée de la frontière dans La Blessure  de Nicolas Klotz” Filmer les frontières. Toulouse (France), April 17th-20th, 2013.

“La figure fragmentée d’un Algérien dans Un sujet français d’Ali Magoudi” 20th-21th Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Atlanta, March 28th -30th, 2013.

“Die Schwarze Schande” (Black Shame) in 2010: Didier Daeninckx’s Galadio and the Redefinition of Borders. 20th-21th Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Long Beach, March 29th -31st, 2012.

“The Representation of Migrants in Calais and the Spectrum of the Algerian War.” Legacy of the Algerian War : Between Memory, History and Representations, Florida International University, Miami, March 22-23, 2012.


Courses taught
 
  • Elementary French I & II
  • Intermediate French I & II 
  • Advanced French I ​
  • Francophone Literature & Culture
  • Foreigners in France (20th and 21st Centuries)
  • Contemporary French Literature​​
  • ​​French for Business