Dr Charlotte Baker

Senior Lecturer in European Languages and Cultures, Lonsdale College, Principal

Current Teaching

FREN100/101: French Culture and Society

DELC211: Understanding Culture

FREN233: Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History

FREN301: Final Year Advanced French Language

DELC320: Final Year Dissertation

DELC340: Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship in the 20th Century

DELC345: Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada

DELC401: Research Skills for Modern Linguists (Postgraduate)

FASS604: The Analysis of Culture (Postgraduate)

Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship: The Aesthetics of Tyranny. By Cécile Bishop. (Research Monographs in French Studies, 41.) Oxford: Legenda, 2014. ix + pp., ill.
Baker, C. 07/2015 In: French Studies. 69, 3, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Multilingual literature and official bilingualism in Cameroon: Francis Nyamnjoh’s A Nose for Money (2006) and Patrice Nganang’s Temps de chien (2001)
Baker, C. 30/04/2015 In: International Journal of Francophone Studies. 18, 1, p. 59-76. 18 p.
Journal article

Gĩchingiri Ndĩgĩrĩgĩ, Unmasking the African Dictator: Essays on Postcolonial African Literature (Knoxville: Tennessee University Press, 2014)
Baker, C. 2015 In: African Studies Quarterly. 15, 4, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Introduction: Multilingual Francophone African identities
Baker, C., Grass, D. 2015 In: International Journal of Francophone Studies. 18, 1, p. 11-18. 8 p.
Journal article

Lizelle Bisschoff and Stefanie Van de Peer. 2013. Art and Trauma in Africa: Representations of Reconciliation in Music, Visual Arts, Literature and Film. London: Tauris. 325pp.
Baker, C. 12/2014 In: African Studies Quarterly. 15, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Necropolitical violence and post-independence Guinean literature
Baker, C. 1/11/2014 In: International Journal of Francophone Studies. 17, 3-4, p. 305-326. 22 p.
Journal article

Christian Flaugh, Operation Freak: Narrative, Identity, and the Spectrum of Bodily Abilities (Montreal: McGill Queen’s UP, 2012)
Baker, C. 28/10/2014 In: University of Toronto Quarterly. 83, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Williams Sassine
Baker, C. 31/08/2014 In: The Literary Encyclopedia.
Journal article

Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Catrien Notermans and Erik van Ommering', Not Just a Victim: The Child as Catalyst and Witness of Contemporary Africa
Baker, C. 11/2013 In: African Studies Quarterly. 14, 1-2
Book/Film/Article review

Philip Amangoua Atcha, La Creation Romanesque chez Williams Sassine (Paris: Harmattan, 2011)
Baker, C. 10/2013 In: International Journal of Francophone Studies. 16, 1-2
Book/Film/Article review

Alix Mazuet (ed.) Imaginary Spaces of Power in Sub-Saharan Literatures and Films (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012)
Baker, C. 2013 In: Modern and Contemporary France. 21, 3, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Introduction: tracing the visible and the invisible through African literature, publishing, film, and performance art
Norridge, Z., Baker, C., Boehmer, E. 2013 In: Research in African Literatures. 44, 2, 7 p.

Chromatic Ambivalence: Colouring the Albino
Baker, C. 2012 In: Cultures of Colour: Visual, Material, Textual. Oxford : Berghahn Books p. 143-153. 11 p. ISBN: 9780857454645.

Métissages: Williams Sassine's Saint Monsieur Baly, Wirriyamu, and Mémoire d'une peau
Baker, C. 2012 In: Postcolonial Text. 7, 2, 12 p.
Journal article

Natalie Edwards, Shifting Subjects: Plural Subjectivity in Contemporary Francophone Women’s Autobiography (Newark: Delaware UP, 2011)
Baker, C. 2012 In: Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. 3, 2, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Parasites and the Postcolonial in Williams Sassine's Saint Monsieur Baly
Baker, C. 2012 In: Parasites, Worms and the Human Body in Religion and Culture. New York : Peter Lang p. 123-134. 12 p. ISBN: 9781433115479.

Réhabiliter l'humanité de 'ceux qui voient la nuit'": Albinism in Didier Destremau's Nègre blanc
Baker, C. 2012 In: L'Esprit Createur. 52, 2, p. 89-98. 10 p.
Journal article

Shameem Black, Fiction across Borders: imagining the lives of others in late twentieth-century novels (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)
Baker, C. 2012 In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 48, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Aedín Ní Loingsigh, Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009)
Baker, C. 04/2011 In: French Studies. 65, 2, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Enduring Negativity: Representations of Albinism in the Fictional work of Didier Destremau, Patrick Grainville and Williams Sassine
Baker, C. 02/2011 Oxford : Peter Lang. 226 p. ISBN: 9783034301794.

E. Bekers, Rising Anthills: African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010)
Baker, C. 2011 In: Research in African Literatures. 42, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Sara Upstone, Spatial Politics in the Postcolonial Novel (London: Ashgate, 2009)
Baker, C. 09/2010 In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 46, 3-4, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

"Être albinos": The Trope of Albinism in Williams Sassine’s Wirriyamu and Mémoire d’une peau.
Baker, C. 06/2010 In: International Journal of Francophone Studies. 13, 1, p. 9-22. 14 p.
Journal article

Sassine 'Saint Monsieur Baly'.
Baker, C. 06/2010 Glasgow : Glasgow French and German Publications

For a minute, their sense of the ways of the world was ruptured. Just by looking : The Black African Albino in the Novels of Didier Destremau, Patrick Grainville and Williams Sassine.
Baker, C. 01/2010 In: Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture. Oxford : Peter Lang p. 201-214. 14 p. ISBN: 9783039115631 3039115634.

My Sole Reality, My Only Refuge, My Unique Prison: The Body of the Black African Albino in Williams Sassine’s Mémoire d’une peau.
Baker, C. 11/2009 In: Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Taboo, Bodies and Identities. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars p. 117-130. 14 p. ISBN: 9781443812344 144381234X.

Hannah Westley, The Body as Medium and Metaphor (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008)
Baker, C. 10/2009 In: French Studies. 63, 4, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

A visible difference : images of black african people with albinism.
Baker, C. 09/2009 In: Expressions of the Body: Representations in African Text and Image. Oxford : Peter Lang p. 279-296. 18 p. ISBN: 978-3-03911-546-4.

Expressions of the body : representations in African text and image.
Baker, C. 09/2009 Oxford : Peter Lang. 372 p. ISBN: 978-3-03911-546-4.

'Francophone African and Maghreb Literature 2007/8'.
Baker, C. 2009 In: The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. Maney Publishing for the MHRA ISBN: 978-1-906540-91-3.

Nicki Hitchcott, Calixthe Beyala: Performances of Migration (Liverpool University Press, 2007)
Baker, C. 10/2008 In: Modern Language Review. 103, 4, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Postcolonial slavery : an overview of colonialism's legacy.
Baker, C., Baker, C., Jahn, J. 2008 Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 182 p. ISBN: 9781443801034.

Writing over the illness : the symbolic representation of albinism.
Baker, C. 2008 In: Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Amsterdam : Rodopi p. 115-128. 14 p. ISBN: 9042024054.

A constantly shifting identity : the problematic nature of the albino body.
Baker, C. 05/2007 In: Bodies of Thought. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing p. 71-83. 13 p. ISBN: 9781847181626.

'Francophone African and Maghreb Literature 2006' The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies Volume 69.
Baker, C. 2007
Other contribution

Alice Cherki, Fanon: A Portrait (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2006)
Baker, C. 2007 In: International Journal of Francophone Studies. 10, 3
Book/Film/Article review

Crossing places : new research in African studies.
Baker, C., Baker, C., Norridge, Z. 2007 Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 144 p. ISBN: 9781847180964.

Enduring negativity : literary and anthropological perspectives on the black African albino.
Baker, C., Djatou, M. 2007 In: Crossing Places: New Research in African Studies. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing p. 63-75. 13 p. ISBN: 9781847180964.