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Faculty Profile - Alan Savage

Alan Savage, Ph.D.

Professor of French

On Faculty since 1994
630.752.5793
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Dr. Alan Savage's research is focused on Huguenot literature of sixteenth century, advanced composition/stylistics and language pedagogy.

University of Chicago
Ph.D., French

University of Chicago
M.A., French

Vanderbilt University
B.A. (summa cum laude), French and Russian

  • Advanced Composition
  • French
  • Huguenot Literature
  • American Association for Teachers of French
  • Société Française de L'Étude du XVIe Siècle
  • Sixteenth Century Studies Society

Developing Advanced Level Writing Skills in the Third-Year Classroom
22nd Annual NACFLA Conference, Westmont College

Maîtriser le français dans sa spécificité et sa diversité
Expolangues Conference, Paris, France

Mode d'Emploi: Rédiger un texte académique en français
Invited Talk - Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago

"Mais on ne m'avait jamais expliqué cela!"
Pour une grammaire explicite de l'écrit dans les cours de niveau avancé, Colloque "Enseigner les sturctures langagières en FLE", Bruxelles, March 2008

  • French 102: Elementary II French
  • French 103: Accelerated Elementary French
  • French 201: Intermediate French
  • French 332: French Composition
  • French 346: Masterpieces of Literature to 1800
  • French 334: French Civilization and Culture
  • French 431: Advanced Conversation
  • French 432: Advanced Grammar/Stylistics
  • French 494: Senior Seminar: Literary Theory and Catholic Novel French Occupation and Resistance
  • Topics:
    • French and Canadian Film
    • Translation
  • Independent Studies:
    • Marguerite de Navarre
    • Simone de Beauvoir
    • Representation of Women in Selected Novels
    • Graffiti in Parisian Culture
  • Huguenot Literature of Sixteenth Century
  • Advanced Composition/Stylistics
  • Language Pedagogy

Books

  • Rédiger un texte académique en français, by Alan Savage and Sylvie Garnier. Paris: Ophrys, 2011.
  • Agrippa d’Aubigné’s Meditations sur les Psaumes. (Studies in Reformed Theology and History, no. 8), Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary, 2002.
  • “Un Entretien avec Paul Ricoeur.” Trans. Ellyn Lockerbie Grosh. Christianity and Literature 51 (Summer 2002):631-660.
  • “Slaughter, Mayhem & Providence.” Christian History 71 (2001)28-30.
  • “Langage de Canaan’: Human and Divine Communication in the Preface to d’Aubigné’s Meditations sur les Psaumes.” The Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 1 (2000):75-86.
  • McLean, Alice Musick and Alan Savage. “Surveying the Survey Course: A Practical Guide.” The French Review 74:4 (March 2001);758-769. (Won the Morot-Sir Prize for best article on pedagogy for the year 2001.)
  • “D’Aubigné’s Devil: A Poetics of Evil.” Romance Language Annual Xl (2000): 116-120.
  • “Pour Une Definition de la nouvelle au XVIe siècle: La Representation du discours d’autrui.” Romance Languages Annual X (1999):153-156.
  • On y va! Practice Software. Co-authored with K. M. Pederson. Boston; Heinle & Heinle, 1997.
  • Allons-y! Electronic Study Guide. Co-authored with K. M. Pederson. Boston; Heinle & Heinle, 1996.
  • “Go Ye Into All the World: The Christian Student’s Dialog With Other Cultures.” NACFLA Proceedings Journal 6 (1996):76-86.
  • “L’Histoire Orale des Huguenots,” Corpus: Revue de Philosophie 28 (1995):91-102.
  • Frank Lestringant, “The Crisis of Cosmology at the End of the Renaissance.” Trans. Alan Savage. Humanism in Crisis: the Decline of the French Renaissance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1991.

Manuscript Reviews for Publishers

  • Referee for French literature articles for Journal of Christianity and Literature, 2000-present.
  • Book review of La Comparaison en français, by Catherine Fuchs, for The French Review, forthcoming.
  • Book review of first enhanced edition of Wong et al.'s Liaisons: An Introduction to French. Stamford: Cengage Learning, 2015.
  • Book review of Réconcilier les Français: Henri IV et la fin des troubles de religion (1589-1598), by Michel de Waele, for the Sixteenth Century Journal, XLIV: 2 (2013); 160-161.
  • Book review of Le Livre évangélique en France avant Calvin, by Jean-François Gilmont, for the Sixteenth Century Review, XXXVIII: 1 (2007): 160-161.
  • Book review of Webs Of Allusion, by Allison Smith, for the Sixteenth Century Review XXXVI: 1 (2005):223-225.
  • Book review of Ronsard, Petrarch, and the Amours, by Sara Sturm-Maddox, for the Sixteenth Century Review XXXII: 1 (2001):283-284.

Book review of Réconcilier les Français: Henri IV et la fin des troubles de religion (1589-1598), by Michel de Waele, Sixteenth Century Journal
Alan Savage, 2013