Berry Ronnel

Posted on November 20, 2020

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Research themes

  • Thesis defended October 20, 2023:
    Working title: The Paradox of White Innocence in the Early Works of James Baldwin
    Supervised by: Mathieu Duplay

Current Project

  • 2015-present : PhD thesis « The Paradox of White Innocence in the Works of James Arthur Baldwin »
  • 2013 – 2014 : M2 in American Literature, « The Construction of the Self in Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance » (Université de Paris)
  • 2012-2013 : M2 in American Literature, « Questioning Freedom in James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room » (Université de Paris)
  • 2008-2012 : Bachelor’s in English and Romance Languages (The City College of New York – CUNY)

      Conference Papers

      • “James Baldwin: Transatlantic Whiteness in ‘This Morning, This Evening, So Soon’,‘Fantasies of France: Exploring Transatlantic Misunderstandings from the 18th Century to the Present Days, Université Paris Cité, 19 January 2024.
      • “Reimagining a Community: White Spectrality in James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the    Mountain (1953),” Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968), Lund University, Sweden, 27 October 2023.
      • 2021 ▪ “James Baldwin: White Power and Transatlantic Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era.” The 2020 Conference on James Baldwin: 1970 and Beyond, 17-21 June 2022
      • 2021 ▪ “James Baldwin: Between Civil Rights, Gender Performativity and White Innocence,” Dynamique de genre, sexualité et racialisation dans les Amériques. Colloque du pole Nord-est de l’Institut des Amériques, Université Gustave Eiffel, 14 January 2021
      • 2018 ▪ “James Baldwin: Revisiting American Innocence in the Wake of the Civil Rights Movement.” Journée d’études des doctorants du LARCA UMR 8225, Université de Paris, 29 mai 2018.
      • 2017 ▪ « Le paradoxe de l’innocence Américaine dans les récits de James Arthur Baldwin », Théorie de la culture, Séminaire doctoral de l’ED 131, Université de Paris,19 avril 2017.
      • 2016 ▪ « Méthodologie et pratique du témoignage littéraire chez James Arthur Baldwin ». Séminaire des doctorants de l’Ecole Doctorale 131 « Méthodologies et pratiques du témoignage littéraire et photographique dans la culture Nord-Américaine », Université de Paris, 24 mai 2016.
      • 2016 ▪ « Notes on the Task of the Writer and Sentimentalism in the Works of James Baldwin ». Journée d’études des doctorants du LARCA UMR 8225, Université de Paris, 13 mai 2016.

      Publications:

      • Berry, Ronnel, “Reimagining a Community: White Spectrality in James Baldwin’s Another Country,” The Routledge Companion to James Baldwin, (In progress).
      • Berry, Ronnel, “Seminar Review: ‘Transatlantic Black Queer Networks,’ May 25th, 2022” Quaderna, (Forthcoming, fall 2023).
      • Berry, Ronnel and Michael Thomas. “Reading the Sensual in James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room,” Transatlantica: American Studies Journal, (Forthcoming, fall 2023).

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