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Alan Savage

Alan Savage, Ph.D.

Professor of French; French Section Coordinator

On Faculty since 1994
630.752.5793
Wyngarden 209

Alan.Savage@wheaton.edu

Dr. Savage is passionate about all things French and Francophone, including history, literature, cinema and grammar.  He has lived in France and has traveled to Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Quebec and Vietnam.  He was a guest helper with Wycliffe Bible Translators for two months in Côte d’Ivoire.  His co-authored book Rédiger un texte académique en français, now in its second edition, is used in universities in the US, France and other European countries.

University of Chicago

PhD, French Literature

University of Chicago

MA, French Literature

Vanderbilt University

BA, French and Russian

  • Language pedagogy
  • Advanced composition
  • Huguenot literature of the 16th century
  • French and Quebecois cinema
  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Christian Association of World Languages

“Faith, Hope and Love in Some Contemporary Fictional Representations of French Huguenots,” Conference on Christianity and World Languages Annual Conference, Whitworth University, April 5-7, 2018.

Table Ronde participant in response to “Evaluer les écrits des étudiants: erreur, défaillance, faute…” and “Dispositifs didactiques pour la remédiation,’’ Conférence “Former à l’écrit universitaire : un terrain pour la linguistique,’’ Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and the University of Chicago Paris Centre, Nov. 22-23, 2012.

“Developing Advanced-Level Writing Skills in the Third-Year Classroom,” presentation at 22nd Annual NACFLA Conference, Westmont College, March 23, 2012.

“Maîtriser le français dans sa spécificité et sa diversité,” presentation by Catherine Fuchs, Sylvie Garnier, Bernard Laks and Alan D. Savage, Expolangues Conference, Paris, February 1, 2012.

“Another Jesus in Montreal?: Jean-Marc Vallée’s C.R.A.Z.Y,” North American Christian Foreign Language Association (NACFLA) Conference, Calvin College, March 2008.

  • Accelerated Elementary French
  • Intermediate French
  • Introduction to the Francophone World
  • Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood in French Literature
  • French and Quebecois Film
  • Literature of the French Resistance
  • Advanced Conversation
  • Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction in Francophone Literature
  • Contemporary Representations of the Huguenots
  • Literature of the French Resistance
  • Language pedagogy
  • Advanced composition
  • Huguenot literature of the 16th century
  • French and Quebecois cinema

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.

Savage, Alan and Sylvie Garnier. Rédiger un texte académique en français. Deuxième Édition. Paris: Ophrys, 2018.

Agrippa d'Aubigné's Meditations sur les Pseaumes. (Monograph in Studies in Reformed Theology and History, no. 8), Princeton:  Princeton Theological Seminary, 2002.

"Un Entretien avec Paul Ricœur." Trans. Ellyn Lockerbie Grosh. Christianity and Literature 51 (Summer 2002):631-660.

"Slaughter, Mayhem & Providence." Christian History 71 (2001):28-30.

Savage, Alan, and, Alice Musick McLean. "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.)