Ashley Shams

Associate Department Chair/Associate Professor of French
Degree
Ph.D., French with specialization in Second Language Acquisition, Florida State University.
Office
OEC 320D
Hours
MWR: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Phone
(651) 962-5284
Fax
(651) 962-5266
Mail
#4379

Specialties/Interests:

International Service-Learning
19th century French poetry
Reworkings and appropriations of the classical ballet canon



Publications:

Law-Sullivan, Jennifer, and Ashley Shams, “Liminal Trangressions: Gautier’s Vampires in Giselleand La morte amoureuse.” Romantic Rapport: New essays in Romanticism across the disciplines.Ed. By Larry H. Peer and Christopher R. Clason. New York: Camden House. 2016. 81-95.

Shams, Ashley, Sue-Smith-Cunnien, and Camille George. “French, Engineering, and Sociology Students Working in Mali: A Necessary Collaboration.” Étudiants Sans Frontières (Students Without Borders): Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in French. Ed. Jacki Thomas. Washington, D.C., AATF, 2012

Dunkel, Florence, Ashley Shams, and Camille George, "Expansive Collaboration:
A Model for Transformed Classrooms, Community-Based Research, and Service-Learning" North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal. 55, 4 (December, 2011): 64-76.

George, Camille, Ashley Shams, and Florence Dunkel, “Lessons Learned in an International Service-Learning Collaborative: Shea Butter Case Study”, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal. 55, 2 (June 2011): 71-77.

George, Camille, and Ashley Shams, “The Challenge of Including Customer Satisfaction Into the Assessment Criteria of Overseas Service-Learning Projects”, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering. 2, 2 (September 2007): 64-75.

Shams, Ashley, and Camille George, “Global Competency: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, Academic Exchange Quarterly. 10, 4 (Winter 2006): 249-256.


Conference Presentations:

Shams, Ashley. “It’s not you, it’s me: Vampiric love and the insecure hero in Theophile Gautier’s La Morte Amoureuse.” Romantic (In)security: The 2017 International Conference on Romanticism (ICR). El Paso, TX. October 27, 2017.Conference Presentation.

Shams, Ashley. “Loss of Agency as Punishment and Redemption in Genlis’ La Duchesse de C*.” Dark Romanticism: The 2016 International Conference on Romanticism (ICR). Colorado Spring, CO. October 20, 2016. Conference Presentation.

Shams, Ashley. “The Haunting of Giselle.” Familiar Spirits: 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Riverside, CA. November 1st, 2014. Conference Presentation.

Law-Sullivan, Jennifer and Ashley Shams. “Liminality, Deceptions, and Identity: Albrecht’s Self-Discovery in Giselle.” Romantic Relations: The 2013 International Conference on Romanticism (ICR). Rochester, MI. September 27, 2013. Conference Presentation.

Shams, Ashley. “From Monstrous Mothers to Castrating Fathers: Catastrophic Love in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann.” Catastrophes: The 2012 International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), Tempe, AZ, November 12, 2012. Conference Presentation.

Shams, Ashley, and Jennifer Law-Sullivan. “Giselle and its Reworkings as Embodiment of Repression and Debauchery”, Feast and Famine: 38th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS), Raleigh, North Carolina, October 13, 2012. Conference Presentation.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FREN 212 - L01 Intermediate French II M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 319

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 319

Course Registration Number:

42776 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ashley N. Shams

Continuation of FREN 211 with emphasis on oral and written use of complex sentence structure. Prerequisite: FREN 211 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FREN 301 - L01 French Poetry - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 319

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 319

Course Registration Number:

42777 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ashley N. Shams

Individualized and group exercise in oral expression and comprehension focusing on the study of the elements of French versification from the 16th century to the present. Prerequisite: FREN 300 or equivalent

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FREN 211 - 02 Intermediate French I M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 302

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 302

Course Registration Number:

20097 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ashley N. Shams

Introduction to cultural and literary materials along with rapid review of basic skills in reading, speaking, writing and understanding oral French. Prerequisite: FREN 112 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FREN 212 - L01 Intermediate French II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 317

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 317

Course Registration Number:

20098 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Ashley N. Shams

Continuation of FREN 211 with emphasis on oral and written use of complex sentence structure. Prerequisite: FREN 211 or equivalent completed with a C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)