Vitiello teaches 20th Century French literature, Haitian and African literature and
culture, French, African and Caribbean Cinema, contemporary French culture, women writing
in French, as well as French language at all levels. Her specialization is in
representations of relationships (love, motherhood, friendship and transmission of
knowledge) in contemporary literature. She co-edited a book on women writers from the
French-speaking Caribbean in 1997 and has published on Haitian literature, postcolonial
theory, representations of friendship in anthropology and literature, and women writers
from Canada, Haiti, France and Belgium. Beside completing a manuscript on representations
of friendship in anthropology, philosophy and literature, she is working on cinematic
representations of diverse communities in French cities, and on representations of
systemic violence (especially in Haiti and Rwanda). In 2004–05, she taught Western and
Equatorial African Cinema and a course on Haiti. 

EDUCATION: D.E.U.G., Universite Paris XIII, 1979; Licence es Lettres Modernes, Universite
Paris XIII, 1978; First Certificate of Master’s Degree, Universite Paris XIII, 1979;
M.A., Stanford University, 1988; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990. 

Vitiello has been teaching at Macalester since 1990. 

Articles

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Rwanda 94: Devoir de memoire, Reflets du Nord (2001)
 

Books

Contributions to Books

Port-au-Prince: images littéraires des quartiers-bidonvilles et de leurs habitants, ." Ponti/Ponts: Langues, Littératures. Civilisations des Pays Francophones (2011)
 

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Passer Pour, La Culture Française Vue d’Ici et d’Ailleurs (2002)
 

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Par delà les Frontières: éthique et épistémologie féministes d'’auteures francophones, Pluralité et Convergences: la recherche féministe dans la francophonie (1999)
 

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Le Corps de l'Ile dans les Ecrits de Gisele Pineau, Elles écrivent des Antilles (Haïti, Guadeloupe, Martinique) (1997)