After earning his BA in Creative Writing, Matthew Gervase taught English in West Africa. It was there that he first fell in love with the French language. Returning to the US, he obtained his master’s degree in French and Francophone Studies. He has also worked as a lecteur d’anglais at the University of Rouen. Matthew earned his PhD in Literature from UC Santa Cruz, where his work focused on mystical formulations of religious and political community in 20th-century French writers like Charles Péguy and Simone Weil.
“Racisme aveugle.” By Habiba Mahany. In The Translators’ French Quarter, Vol. IX: Strangers in the House. Ed. Dr. Claudia H. Gosselin. Long Beach: RGRLL, 2008. 94-111.
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
“Orality and the Poetics of Self,” Living Writers Series, Winter 2017: “Improvi/N\ations: Riff, Inquiry, and Protest,” UC Santa Cruz, February 2017, Santa Cruz, CA. “Common Criminals: The Flâneur and the Virtual City,” 20 th and 21 st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, March 2012, Long Beach, CA.