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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 4, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Madelaine Hron

Associate Professor (On Leave)

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.2949

Office Location: 3-116 Woods Bldg.

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University (2004-2005) 
  • PhD. in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan (2004)
  • B.A. (Honors in French), University of Alberta (1998) 


    Human Rights; Postcolonial Studies; Globalization; African Literature (esp. Rwanda, Nigeria, West Africa, North Africa/Maghreb); Immigration & Cross Cultural Encounters; Affect, Trauma, Violence & Healing; Francophone Lit.; Czech Lit.; Translation; Cultural, Media & Gender Studies. 

    • EN 213: "African Child": Fictions & Representations
    • EN 330: Human Rights in Contemp. Cultural Forms
    • EN 313: West African Literatures & Cultures
    • EN 460l: Reading & Healing: Suffering, Literature & Medicine  
    • EN 692w: The Witness & The Critic: The Documentary & Testimonial Genres
    • "Genres of 'Yet An Other Genocide': Cinematic Representations of Rwanda." Film and Genocide. Madison: U of Wisconsin Press, 2012. 282-315.
    • "Gukora and Itsembatsemba: The Ordinary Killers" in Jean Hatzfeld's Machete Season. Research in African Literature. 42.2 (Summer 2011): 125-46.
    • Guest Editor. Special Issue on Post-Genocide Rwanda. Peace Review 21.3 (Fall 2009): 275-427.
    • “Itsembabwoko ‘à la française’? – Rwanda, Fiction and the Franco-African Imaginary.” Forum for Modern Language Studies 45.2 (March 2009): 162-175.
    • 'but I find no place': Representing the Spaces of the Genocide in Rwanda," The Camp: Narratives of Internment and Displacement. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 196-224. 
    •  'Ora na-azu nwa: The Figure of the Child in Third-Generation Nigerian Novels.' Research in African Literature. 39.2 (Summer 2008): 27-48. 
    • "Torture Goes Pop!" Peace Review (Special Issue on Human Rights in Lit. & Film) 20.1 (Spring 2008): 22-30.
    • "The Czech Émigré Experience of Return after 1989." The Slavonic and East European Review. 85.1 (January 2007): 47-78.