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About Katharine N. Harrington

Katharine N. Harrington is assistant professor of French at Plymouth State University. She has published articles on the writing of Nancy Huston and Regine Robin and is co-editor of a book on innovative foreign language pedagogy Recipes for Success in Foreign Language Teaching: Ready-Made Activities for the L2 Classroom. Her current research interests include contemporary writers of France and the Francophone world, French and Quebecois film, and North American Francophone communities.

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Author : Katharine N. Harrington
Publisher : Lexington Books
Data Published : 14 October 2014
ISBN : 1498503578
EAN : 9781498503570
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 154 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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