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Carole Maccotta

Carole Maccotta

Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and LiteratureFrench Program CoordinatorFL Online lab Coordinator
LACS Program Director, fall 2014 onwards

B.A. in English, Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier, FranceM.A. in Foreign Language Education, Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier, FrancePh.D in French and Francophone Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA


A native from France, Professor Carole Maccotta received her undergraduate degree in English literature and her MA in Foreign Language Education from Université Paul Valery in Montpellier, France. She then moved to the United States and received her PhD in French and Francophone Literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has taught courses on Algerian women filmmakers and novelists, European film, French and Francophone Literature, Black Paris, as well as all levels of language courses. Her areas of interest include linguistics, literature, postcolonial  and dance studies, the translation and adaptation of African tales into colonial ethnography, and into French Avant Garde literature and performance. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and her publications included studies on translation, colonial literature and dance.


French and Francophone Literature, Foreign language instruction, Dance and the Black diaspora, colonialism and globalization in literature and dance, Black Paris and the jazz age in France, adaptation in literature and dance.


Maccotta, Carole,  “Dancing and Exercise onboard Slave Ships.” Encyclopedia of the Middle Passage. Ed Toyin Falola and Amanda Warnock. Westport: Greenwood, 2007.
Maccotta, Carole,  “Histoire Coloniale et Oralité dans Cannibale de Didier Daeninckx et Anthologie Nègre de Blaise Cendrars”. Nouvelles Francographies, volume 4, (1.2). 13-26.  New York: SPFFA, 2013.
Maccotta, Carole,  “Récritures, Jazz et Chorégraphie dans La Création du Monde (1923)”, Jazz, Pouvoir et Subversion de 1919 à nos Jours. Ed. Pascale Cohen. Bern: Peter Lang. 281-300. 2014.
Maccotta, Carole,  “Appropriations Coloniales et Adaptations Scéniques d’une Légende des Origines: La Création du Monde (Ballets Suédois, 1923).” ReCHERches Culture et Histoire dans l'Espace Roman, Numéro hors-série. Strasbourg: Strasbourg University Press. (forthcoming)
Maccotta, Carole,  “Chorégraphies et littératures métisses: Bérénice et l’Anthologie Nègre chez Faustin Linyekula. (Congo).” Littéradanse. Eds. Magali Nachtergael and Lucille Toth. Paris: Centre National de la Danse, Coll. Recherches. (forthcoming)


Recipient, Future Faculty Fellowship, Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC Chapel Hill, 2010.
Recipient, Center for Undergraduate Research Teaching Award, UNC Chapel Hill, 2010.
Recipient, McCulloch Dissertation Research Travel Grant, UNC Chapel Hill, 2010.

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association (MLA)
American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
Congress of Research in Dance (CORD)
Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS)