Binita Mehta

Binita Mehta, Ph.D.

Professor of French and Chair, World Languages and Literatures

Founders Hall, Room G-26B
Monday & Thursday 2:00-3:00PM; Tuesday 12:00-1:00PM; or by appt.
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About Me

Binita Mehta is Professor of French and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures. She teaches a variety of courses in French language, literature, culture, and film at Manhattanville College. She has presented at professional conferences in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, she has been invited to give talks at the Alliance Française of Greenwich and the College of New Rochelle. She is a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). She has published several articles and book chapters on French literature and film and on South Asian literature and film. Her book, Widows, Pariahs, and 'Bayadères': India as Spectacle, was published by Bucknell University Press in 2002. Her most recent research and writing has been on Francophone comic books, or bandes dessinées. Her book Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities, co-edited with Pia Mukherji, was published by Routledge in May 2015.


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Current Courses
FRN 2002, Intermediate French II
FRN 3024, Introduction to the Analysis of French Texts
FRN 2055: French Cinema: from the "nouvelle vague" to the "cinéma de banlieue"
French, Ph.D., The Graduate School, CUNY
French, Master of Arts, University of Georgia
Economics and Political Science, Bachelor of Arts, St. Xavier's College, Bombay University, Bombay, India
Feature Publications


Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities

Routledge, 2015.

Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities


"Widows, Pariahs, and 'Bayadères': India as Spectacle"

Bucknell University Press, 2002


"Visualizing Postcolonial Africa in La Vie de Pahé"

in Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities. New York: Routledge, 2015.


“A Reluctant Migrant in Paris: Malamine: un Africain à Paris”

Metropolitan Mosaics and Melting Pots: Paris and Montreal in Francophone Literatures, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013