Dr. Angelini started her research as a narratologist with an emphasis on autobiographical writing. She expanded her field of expertise to include the pedagogy of languages for specific purposes, Canadian studies, cross-cultural communication, and Holocaust Studies. Her expertise on France during World War II and the Holocaust can be seen in the documentary La France Divisée, which she produced and directed with Barabara P. Barnett. Dr. Angelini’s present research is on the development of strategies for making the study of French language and francophone culture relevant to American students of French.
She presents frequently at national and regional conferences and is the author of publications on literary analysis (Strategies of “Writing the Self” in the French Modern Novel: C’est moi, je crois (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press) and on interdisciplinary connections between foreign language and history/social science/English curricula (Instructor’s Guide and Activities Manual to Accompany Ben Levine’s Film: Réveil – Waking Up French: the Repression and Renaissance of the French in New England. Rockland, ME: Watching Place Productions, 2008.) With Myrna Bell Rochester, she co-edited the unabridged Focus Student Editions of Corneille’s Le Cid, Molière’s L’École des femmes, Maupassant’s Pierre et Jean and Voltaire’s Candide. Moreover, Dr Angelini serves on the review board of the following journals: a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, ACTFL Foreign Language Annals, Journal of Language for International Business, Modern Language Journal, NECTFL Review, and Life Writing.
Dr. Angelini is a recipient of a 2010-2012 Québec Studies Program Grant, Professors and Researchers Component, awarded by the Gouvernement du Québec; a 2009-2010 Faculty Enrichment Program Grant awarded by the Government of Canada; a 2008 Québec Studies Program Grant for Program Enhancement awarded by the Gouvernement du Québec; a 2008 International Council for Canadian Studies Library Support Program Grant; the 2008 NYSAFLT Gertrude Rossin Cultural Grant; a 2008 WNYFLEC Teacher Incentive Grant; as well as the co-recipient with Jane C. Judge (Canisius College Class of 2007) of the 2008 NYSAFLT Anthony J. Papalia Award for an outstanding article in a state or national foreign language education publication. During the summer of 2008, with Raymond J. Pelletier, she was a Development and Leadership Team Member for the 2008 Northeast National Resource Center on Canada’s Institute for Teachers of French (Funded by the U.S. Department of Education International Education Program Service, the Canadian Embassy – Research and Academic Relations and the Canadian-American Center of the University of Maine) – “Samuel de Champlain: Fondateur de la ville de Québec et explorateur de la Nouvelle France”]. She served again in this same capacity for the 2010 Institute, “Le film français nord-américain à l’usage de l’enseignement de la langue et de la culture.”
Dr. Angelini’s research in Canadian Studies with a special focus on the Francophone regions of Canada and their respective ties to the United States has taken on increased meaning since having participated in the 2009 CONNECT Seminar, a joint program of the Center for the Study of Canada at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, held in Ottawa, Ontario: July 26 – August 1, 2009. CONNECT is a comprehensive nationally focused program dedicated to the identification, recruitment, orientation and mentoring of new Canadianists for the American higher education community. She was thus particularly delighted to have been selected for the 2010 Visiting Scholars Program in Canadian Studies at Carleton University.