Faculty

Lucille Toth

Visiting Assistant Professor
Director, Modern Languages Resource Center

Department:French Studies
Office Address: Balch 212
Office Phone: (909) 607-2806
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12-1pm
Email: ltoth@scrippscollege.edu
Lucille Toth

Academic History

  • Ph.D., French, University of Southern California
  • M.A., French, University of Montreal, Canada
  • B.A., Performance Studies, Université Paul Valéry, France
  • Degree in Contemporary Dance (Brevet dÕEtat), Anne-Marie Poras School of Dance. Montpellier, Francee

Areas of Expertise

  • 19th-21st century French literature
  • Dance and performance studies
  • Medical humanities
  • Gender Studies
  • History of the body

Selected Research and Publications

Books

  • Du viral et du dégoutant. Performer la décrépitude dans la littérature et la danse contemporaine française
    (provisional title). Presses de l’Université de Montréal. 2017.
  • Littérature et danse contemporaine. Ed. by Magali Nachtergael and LucilleToth. Paris: Centre National de la Danse, 2015.

Book chapters

  • "#goingviral: Le hashtag et ses mouvements." in Gestualités/Textualités. Hermann, Archives de Cerisy, France, 2017.
  • "Introduction" in Littérature et danse contemporaine. Ed. by Magali Nachtergael and Lucille Toth. Paris: Centre National de la Danse, 2015.
  • "Mise en corps, mise en voix. Le texte et ses apparitions sur la scène chorégraphique contemporaine" in Littérature et danse contemporaine. Ed. by Magali Nachtergael and Lucille Toth. Paris: Centre National de la Danse,2015.
  • "La communication ou le risque de sa propre voix(e) – discussion avec Peter Starr" in Apprendre, enseigner,transmettre la théorie. Ed. by Mirella Vandean. Toronto: Marengo Press, 2010. pp. 49-65.
  • "La représentation du corps gai au Québec et en France dans les années 1980: un discours, deux médias" in Traversées plurielles. Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature et la Culture Québécoise. Montreal: 2007. pp. 65-83.
  • "Introduction" in Littérature et danse contemporaine. Ed. by Magali Nachtergael and Lucille Toth. Paris: Centre National de la Danse, 2015.

Journal articles

  • "Staging Decrepitude: The Paradox of Beauty in Zola's Nana." Forum for Modern Language Studies
    . Oxford University Press. July 2019.
  • "Praising Twerk. Why Aren't We All Shaking Our Butt?" French Cultural Studies. May 2017.
  • "La littérature post-sida: entre nostalgie et actualité de la maladie." CRIN. Cahier de Recherche des Instituts Néerlandais de langue et de littérature française. 2017.
  • Editor. Fluides : Que reste-t-il de nos tabous? Miroir/Miroirs: revue des corps contemporains, Editions Des ailes sur un tracteur, Paris, n¡ 6, April 2016.
  • "De Caitlyn Jenner aux drag balls: 2015, annŽe queer, annŽe queen." Miroir/Miroirs: revue des corps contemporains. Editions Des ailes sur un tracteur, Paris, n¡ 6, March 2016.
  • Sylvain Lavoie and Lucille Toth. "Of Mud and Men: Specters of Pasolini in Canadian Theater."
    Oltreoceano, Special issue: Pier Paolo Pasolini. Nelle Americhe, n¡ 10, 2015.
  • "Thomas Lebrun à l’ère post-sida: retracer la maladie en dansant." SITES. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. 18. 4.(2014): 377-386.
  • "Les actualités du sida" in Spirale. Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature et la Culture Québécoise. Montreal. 248 (Printemps 2014): 45-46.
  • "Petit éloge de la souillure" in Lignes de fuite. Ed. by Mathilde Branthomme. Aix-en-provence: 2010. Online.

Journal publications

  •  "Thomas Lebrun à l’ère post-sida: retracer la maladie en dansant." SITES. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. 18. 4.(2014): 377-386.
  •  "Les actualités du sida" in Spirale. Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature et la Culture Québécoise. Montreal. 248 (Printemps 2014): 45-46.
  •  "Petit éloge de la souillure" in  Lignes de fuite. Ed. by Mathilde Branthomme. Aix-en-provence: 2010. Online.

Conference presentations

  • "#goingviral: Le hashtag et ses mouvements." Cerisy, France. July 2016.
  • Guest speaker at the Festival de la poesie. Centre Choregraphique National, France. March 2016.
  • Guest speaker. "Tiens-toi droite! Histoire du torse et de ses danses (in)disciplinees." Series: Corps et mouvement. Alliance Fran•aise, Los Angeles. January 2016.
  • "Danse et litterature: de l'ecrivain fasciné au chorégraphe érudit". Université Paris 13, France. December 2015.
  • Lecture. "Performing Dirt with Julia Kristeva". Graduate seminar: Furies. University of Southern California. October 2015.
  • "Dancing Words." Comparative Studies in Rhythm Seminar. University of Southern California. November 2014 .
  • "Le post-sida et l’immunodficience émotive." Journée d’étude sur le sida: University of Verona, Italy. January 2014.
  • "Who Said I Can’t Dance?" Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics. University of Arizona. April 2015.
  • "Stage and Disability: When Dancers perform the Un-performable" College English Association: Disability Studies. University of Puerto Rico. March 2015.
  • "Thomas Lebrun à l’ère post-sida: retracer la maladie en dansant" 20th & 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies. Atlanta. Mar 2013.
  • "From Nana to Nuryev: A Literary Approach to the Dancer’s Sickly Body" NeMLA. Boston. Mar 2013.
  • "Hervé Guibert and the Beautiful Disgust" ACLA Convention. Brown University. Mar 2012.
  • "Nana, la vérolée" Women in French Convention. Tempe University. Feb 2012.
  • "Hervé Guibert: Representations of AIDS from writing to filming." Global Narratives of Illness and Disability Seminar. University of Southern California. November 2011.

Translations

  • "Nelly Roussel (1878-1922)" by Elinor Accampo. Translation for: Dictionnaire des femmes. Gallimard.Forthcoming.
  • "Benoit Maire and Falke Pisaro – Collaborative Works." Translation for: Les contemporains vol. 2. Paris:Manucius, 2014.
  • "The Female Body. Sade, Mothers and Other Women" by Jane Gallop. Translation for: Itinéraires. LTC .Université Paris 13 (January 2014).

Awards and Honors

  • 2015: Grant - “Performing Foucault in the 21st Century,” French Consulate of Los Angeles.
  • 2014: Stanford University Mellon Summer Seminar, Dance Studies.
  • 2014: Member of Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi.
  • 2013: "Recherche au présent" Award (2nd Prize), 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, Atlanta.
  • 2012: University Outstanding Teaching Award, USC.

Courses Taught

  • French 22
  • French 33
  • French 44
  • Seminar: Dance and Literature