Guillemette Johnston

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Guillemette Johnston is a professor of French at DePaul University.  A specialist in Rousseau and the French Enlightenment, she also teaches broadly in the areas of French and Francophone literature, as well as Liberal Studies Program focal point courses on the Yoga Sutra of Patañjali and the psychology of fairy tales, and DEI sophomore seminars on Race, Power, and Resistance.  She has lived in the French West Indies and Algeria, and has authored a monograph on Frantz Fanon that appeared in the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Francophone courses she has taught include sections on Islam and France, Haiti, the shattering of identity by immigration and colonialism, French Canadian literature, the problem of identity in the French West Indies, and Maghrebi novels of childhood.  She is co-editor of JPSE: Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education, and a co-translator (with Allan Johnston) of poems published in AzonaL, MayDay Magazine, Metamorphoses, Ezra, Transference, and Milles Feuilles.  She is the author of Lectures poétiques: La Représentation poétique du discours théorique chez Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1996), and has published scholarly articles in Romanic Review, French Forum, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, Pensée libre, Études Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the MLA Approaches to Teaching series, and elsewhere.