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Anne Magnan-Park

Anne Magnan-Park
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3159
Office Phone: (574) 520-4559

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About Anne

Anne Magnan-Park earned her Ph.D. summa cum laude in English literature from the Université Rennes 2, France. Anne has taught Anglophone and Francophone literature, ESL, and French in three countries (USA, France, and New Zealand). She specializes in Literary Translation, Translation Studies, Pacific and Indigenous Literatures in English, and Francophone Literature.

Anne is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, an International Council for Canadian Studies Award, a Government of Canada Award, and a French Ministry of Education and Research Award for her work on the poetry of Malcolm Lowry. Her co-translation in French of Patricia Grace’s Electric City received a national translation grant from the Centre National du Livre (France).

Her current interest focuses on the concept of hospitality to explore translinguitic and transcultural issues in Māori literature and French immigrant literature. Her projects include her French translation of Patricia Grace’s Small Holes in the Silence [Des Petits Trous dans le Silence], her scholarly monograph on Witi Ihimaera, and her current English translation and research on François Cheng’s poetry.

Anne received two Trustees Teaching Awards (2012 and 2014).


Anne chaired the ESL committee from 2006-2012. Currently, she is a member of the following committees:

Graduate Committee
Committee on the Major
Personnel Committee

She is also a member of a range of committees beyond the Department of English. These committees vary from semester to semester. She has been a member of the ALLY Network since 2007.

Courses taught at IU South Bend

English Literature
ENG-L680 – Literature Study and Theory: “Once Were Pacific”
ENG-L450 – Senior Seminar: “Translating Space in World Literature”
ENG-L381 – Recent Writing: “Magic Realism in World Literature”
ENG-L382 – Fiction of Non-Western World: “My Head in the Long White Cloud” (cross-listed with General Studies)           
ENG-L202 – Literary Interpretation
ENG-L382 – Fiction of Non-Western World: “My Head in the Long White Cloud” (cross-listed with General Studies)

First-Year Writing Program
ENG-W130 (Mainstream) – Principles of Composition

English as a Second Language Program
Composition and Oral Communication
ENG-G020 – Communication Skills for Graduate Students
ENG-W130/ESL – Principles of Composition
LING-L100 – English Language Improvement
ENG-W031/ESL – Pre-Composition

Department of World Language Studies (French)
FREN-F480 – French Conversation
FREN-F363 – Introduction à la France Moderne
FREN-F314 – Advanced Grammar and Composition II
FREN-F313 – Advanced Grammar and Composition
FREN-F306 – Masterpieces of French Literature II

Master of Liberal Studies
LBST-D501 – Humanities Seminar: “Translation as a Metaphor: An Interdisciplinary Journey”

General Education (Both approved by the MLS Committee)
ENG-A190 – Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity: “My Daily Life Extraordinaire!”
ENG-T190 – Literary and Intellectual Traditions: “Signed, The Land of the Long White Cloud”

Selected Bibliography

Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand Writers Series). London: Kakapo Books. Expected date:
Fall 2014.
“François Cheng’s Poetics of the Breath Between,” Translation Review 88 (2014): 26-36.

“Se retourner dans la langue: Réécriture de mythes et folklores occidentaux dans
l’œuvre de Linda Lê,” [Linda Lê’s Re-Writing of Occidental Myths and Folktales]. Women in French Studies, Special Issue (2008): 85-94.

“Margaret Mahy’s Post-National Bridge-Building: Weaving the Threads of
Unbelonging.” The Pain of Unbelonging: Alienation and Identity in Australasian
Literature, Collingwood-Whittick, Sheila (ed.). New York: Rodopi, 2007, 181-206.

Des petits trous dans le silence. Papeepte (Tahiti): Au Vent des Îles, 2014.
Short stories by Māori author Patricia Grace translated from English into French

Électrique Cité. Papeepte (Tahiti): Au Vent des Îles, 2006.
Short stories by Patricia Grace translated into French with Dr. Jean Anderson

Dictionary entries on Robyn Bargh (New Zealand), Gail Jones (Australia), and Margaret Mahy (New Zealand). Le Dictionnaire des femmes créatrices. Paris: Édition des femmes, 393-4; 2193; 2707.

Review of A Rain of Words: A Bilingual Anthology of Women’s Poetry in Francophone Africa. Translation Review 79 (Spring 2010): 97-103.

Review of the English translation of Hélène Sanguinetti’s Hence This Cradle by
Ann Cefola. Absinthe: New European Writing 10 (Fall 2008): 99-102.

Interview on Malcolm Lowry’s poetry. Transfuge 6 (March 2005): 14-16

2008    Associate Producer and Researcher, A Tall Long-Faced Tale
          ProductionShed.TV for TV New Zealand
         TV documentary on New Zealand author Margaret Mahy with New Zealand film director, Yvonne Mackay, and novelist Elizabeth Knox
        This film won a Qantas Award in 2008

2011-present    Poetry Editor, Absinthe: New European Writing
2011-present    American liaison [correspondante] and translator, La Main Millénaire