Shiffman Humanities Center, 208
Departments/ProgramsAfrican and Afro-American Studies
European Cultural Studies
DegreesStanford University, Ph.D.
Stanford University, M.A.
University of Chicago, M.S.T.
College of William & Mary, M.A.
ExpertiseFrench, education, and comparative literature. Contemporary French fiction and drama. Samuel Beckett, Raymond Queneau. Literature and painting. Francophone literature and culture of Africa and Haiti. Cross-cultural literacies. Family literacy.
ProfileFounder and Director, Family Literacy Lesotho and Famni Ki Li Ansamn. Webpage
|COML||165a||Reading, Writing, and Teaching across Cultures|
|COML||166b||Literacy, Language and Culture|
|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
|FREN||137a||Literary Responses to Mass Violence|
|FREN||155b||Contemporary Theater: Literature or Performance?|
|FREN||164a||Haiti, Then and Now|
|FREN||165b||Subsaharan Africa and the French Language|
Awards and Honors
"Hale Scholars" scholarships named for me by Coalition for Courage for boarding school scholarships in Zimbabwe (see attached newsletter) (2012)
First prize for "Reading in Khubetsoana," Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association photo contest, photo displayed at JFK Library for 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration (2011)
Brandeis Pluralism Alliance Grant for $400 awarded to Families Reading Together (2010)
Brenda Meehan Socia Justice in Action Grant for $400 for Famni ki li Ansamn / Families Reading Together (2010)
Phront (Brandeis Student Philanthropioc) Grant for $2000 awarded to Famni Ki Li Ansamn and Brandeis Haiti Initiative (2010)
Rotary International Foundation, $11,800 matching grant to Lesotho Family Art & Literacy Centre (2008 - 2009)
Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant for work at Lesotho College of Education, $11,000 (2006 - 2007)
W. K. Kellogg Foundation, $20,000 grant to Family Literacy Lesotho (2006 - 2009)
Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant for work at Lesotho College of Education, $10,378 (2005 - 2006)
Whos Who in America (2003 - 2001)
Whos Who in the World (2003)
Jeannette Lerman-Neubauer '69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Counseling, $5,000 (2001)
Who's Who in American Women (1998)
Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship, $6,041 (1995 - 1998)
Executive Board, Samuel Beckett Society (1992 - 1995)
Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to Senegal, $18,565 (1992 - 1993)
National Endowment for Humanities Travel to Collections Grant (1989)
Marver and Sheva Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (1988 - 1989)
Dana Faculty Fellowship (1985 - 1988)
Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities (1983 - 1984)
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter, College of William & Mary (1970)
Family Art and Literacy Centre in Khubetsoana. Producer Jane A. Hale, Director and Cinematographer Jeremiah Mosese. Video, 2012.
Haitian and Basotho Families Read With Their Children. Jane A. Hale Producer, Narrators Kenny Altidor and Peter Maphatsoe. Video, 2010.
Hale, Jane A, Ed. Tam Lin Neville. ""What Do We Mean by Changing Lives and Anyway, Why Literature?"." Changing Lives Through Literature (2009): <http://cltlblog.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/what-do-we-mean-by-changing-lives-and-anyway-why-literature/>.
Hale, Jane A. ""Rebelle" de Fatou Keïta, roman d'apprentissage féminin / Fatou Keïta's "Rebelle," a Woman's Coming-of-Age Novel." La Recherche féministe francophone: Langue, Identités et Enjeux / Francophone Feminist Research: Language, Identities, and What’s at Stake. vol. 1 Ed. Ed. Fatou Sow. Paris: Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2009. 197-206.
Hale, Jane A. "Between Cultures: Words, Schools, and Books in Cheikh Hamidou Kane's Ambiguous Adventure and Albert Camus' The First Man." The Histories, Languages and Cultures of West Africa: Interdisciplinary Essays. Ed. Akua Sarr, Edris Makward, Amadou T. Fofana, and C. Frederick. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2006. 15-27.
Hale, Jane A. "Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in Arican Literature." Brandeis internet project: "Integrating Diversity Texts into the Curriculum" (2005): <http://www.brandeis.edu/provost/diversity/diversity_text.html>.
Hale,Jane A. "Cours d'Introduction de littérature francophone: quels objectifs? (Introductory course in Francophone literature: what goals?)." North-South Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures. Africa World Press, 2005. 423-28.
Hale, Jane A. "Literature and Testimony" and translation of Boubacar Boris Diop's "Writing by Duty of Memory." Literary Responses to Mass Violence. Waltham: Brandeis, 2004. 13-17; 109-124.
Hale, Jane A. and Students of "Literacy and Development " Seminar at Brandeis. Our Voices: A History of Waltham. Brandeis University. Waltham: 2004.
Hale,Jane A.. "Working Wireless: Beckett's Radio Writing." Samuel Beckett and the Arts. Ed. Lois Oppenheim. NY: Garland, 1999. 269-94.
Hale, Jane A. "A.R.T. Stages Godot." The Beckett Circle 17. (1995): 1-2.
Hale, Jane A. "Dante...Bruno.Vico..Joyce, Beckett." Ecritures 2. (1992): 15-26.
Hale, Jane A. "Endgame: How Are Your Eyes?." New Casebook on Waiting for Godot and Endgame. Ed. Steven Connor. London: Macmillan, 1992. 71-86.
Hale, Jane A. "Queneau et la ville encyclopédique (Queneau and the Encyclopedic City)." Cahiers Raymond Queneau 17-19. (1991): 125-136.
Hale, Jane A. The Lyric Encyclopedia of Raymond Queneau. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990.
Hale, Jane A. "Le drame bourgeois et ses espaces (The Spaces of Bourgeois Drama)." Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 256. (1988): 185-193.
Hale, Jane A. "Perspective in Rockaby." Make Sense Who May: Essays on Samuel Beckett's Later Works. Ed. Robin J. Davis and Lance St. J. Butler. Gerrards Cross, England: Colin Smythe, 1988. 66-76.
Hale, Jane A. "The Impossible Art of Francis Bacon and Samuel Beckett." Gzaette des Beaux-Arts 111. (1988): 268-274.
Hale,Jane A. The Broken Window: Beckett's Dramatic Perspective. West Lafayette IN: Purdue University Press, 1987.
Hale, Jane A. "La Perspective et le pouvoir: L'Échec de Néron et le triomphe du spectateur (Perspective and Power: Nero's Failure is the Spectator's Triumph)." Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature 13. (1986): 313-328.
Hale, Jane A. "Le passé, le poète et l'avenir: Le mythe gréco-romain dans la poésie d'Apollinaire (The Past, the Poet, and the Future: Greco-Roman Myth in Apollinaire's Poetry)." Australian Journal of French Studies 12. (1985): 296-306.
Hale, Jane A. "Le théâtre de Guermantes (The Guermantes' Theater)." Modern Language Studies 15. (1985): 208-224.
Hale, Jane A. "Beckett's Theater as Grisaille." Stanford French Review 5. (1981): 189-197.