Norman R. Beaupré
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Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D.) Department of French; Brown University, Providence, Rhode
Island. Dissertation Topic: La Notion de Bassesse dans les Pièces
de Pierre Corneille 1633 à 1651. NDEA Fellowship. 1974.
Master of Arts (A.M.) Department of French; Brown University,
Providence, Rhode Island.Thesis Topic: Le Thème de l'Ennui
dans les Romans de Lamartine. 1969.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Saint Francis College, Maine. Department of the Humanities. Majored
in French and English. 1967.
Coordinator, Pastoral Care
Services at Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford, Me. [under the
purview of the York Deanery of the Maine Catholic Diocese], July 2003
CIEF [Conseil International
d'Études Francophones] participant author at a plenary session
dedicated to Franco-American authors, June 2001.
Professor Emeritus at UNE
since January 2000.
Professor in the Department
of the Humanities.
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine. Responsible for teaching
in the following areas: French, Great Books, Western Tradition/Roots
of the Contemporary World Core Programs, Francophone Literature and
Culture, Transcultural Health Care and Directed Studies in French
and the Humanities. 1990 to 2000.
[France], participant author at a Francophone gathering, "Le
3ème Salon de l'Été Indien," October 1999.
Chairman, Department of
Humanities. Report to Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, 1994--1997.
Chair, Feasibility Study
for the Global Studies Major in the Dept. of Humanities,1996. Two-week
visit with the Paris American Academy in Paris, June 1996, to discuss
mini-terms for the Global Studies Program.
Paper entitled, "Le
français: langue maternelle et identité ethnique,"
given at a colloquium on Cultural Identity in French America: Legacy,
Evolution and the Challenges of Renewal sponsored by the Franco-American
Center, Orono, Maine in association with L'Université d'Angers,
Angers, France at Bar Harbor, June 1996.
MEXICO, Oaxaca, Winter
Term 1995. Co-facilitated a course on Mexican culture and language
with a dimension of curanderismo and hispanic cuentos. Did research
with Pedro Torres M.D. on curandero/as in the mountain villages of
Oaxaca. March 1997, Oaxaca to follow up on a pilot program for the
proposed Global Studies major; Chiapas: San Cristobal and San Juan
Chamula in order to get acquainted with the elol or shaman healing
practices of the area. January and February 2000 in Cuernavaca, Mexico
to establish professional contacts for our medical school, COM, College
of Osteopathic Medicine. These are for fourth year clerkships, which
will offer students cultural, latino/Mexican perspectives with holistic
healing. Established a significant contact with the Instituto Nacional
de Salud Publico and a School of Public Health Professor and researcher
in alternative medicine.
Sabbatical leave in Europe:
London, Berlin, Paris. Fall Semester 1993 / Winter Term 1994. Project:
The Green Man in Gothic Architecture.
Director, College of Arts
and Sciences Undergraduate Advising. Report to the Academic Dean.
1990-1993. Part-time in conjunction with faculty position.
Danforth Gallery, Portland,
Maine. Migrant Within: Franco-American Artists of New England. A traveling
exhibit. Juried, co-curated and participated as humanist moderator
and panelist for three panel discussions. 1992-93.
Director, Winter Term '93.
Coordinator for courses and cultural activities.
NEW MEXICO, Abiquiu (Ghost
Ranch), Taos, Santa Fe, July 1991. As part of UNE's celebration of
the Quincentennial of 1992, the CAS Dean invited me to do some preliminary
preparation for the guest lectures and santos exhibit dealing with
the hispanic and mestizo culture of New Mexico. Returned to Santa
Fe, March 1992 and to Albuquerque in March 1993 to do research and
collect materials on chicano literature and santos/santeros folk art.
Return visits to Albuquerque, Abiquiu and Chaco Canyon in June 1995
and March 1996 to gather materials on transcultural health care.
BRAZIL, Recife, Natal and
surrounding areas. One month visit, June-July 1991, for cultural exploration.
Stayed at Institudo Bom Pastor and explored folk art in Rio Grande
Do Norte as well as the social work and projects of the Good Shepherd
Institute.[See also under Grants].
From1985 to1988 taught
a course,"Immersion in French Conversation/Culture." From
1987 to 1998, special cultural presentations on French Impressionism
and Monet's Garden at Giverny as well as Gothic Architecture in the
Ile de France.
Sabbatical leave in Paris,
France. Fall Semester 1986/Winter Term 1987. Project:A Francophone
Director, Division of
Liberal Learning, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine. Report
directly to the Academic Dean. Major responsibilities include administering
the Division which includes the disciplines of English, Modern Languages,
Philosophy, Religious Studies, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Political Science,
and History; develop curriculum; coordinate integrated team approach
to courses and provide leadership for new programs, such as Community-based
Education and the Humanities; develop and promote a humanities core;
develop and establish an international dimension to our present programs.
1983 to 1986.
Associate Professor of
Liberal Learning with tenure.
University of New England,Biddeford, Maine.1985.
Elderhostel Summer Program
at UNE.Developed and taught a course entitled, "The French Experience
in the Northeast" in which the history, culture and literature
of the Francophones of the Northeast are explored.1981-85.
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine. Report directly to University
Provost. Major responsibilities include administering and supervising
all University Registrar activities. Coordinate all University colleges'
registration and record keeping(St. Francis College, College of Health
Sciences and the College of Osteopathic Medicine). Fiscal manager
of departmental budget. Directly supervise two staff members. Voting
member of the Academic Council. Voting member of the Faculty Assembly.
Member of the Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee of the College
of Osteopathic Medicine. Member of the University Administrative Council.
1975 to 1983.
Director, Francophone Center,
St. Francis College, Biddeford, Maine. Reported directly to the Board
of Directors. Responsible for the creation and organization of the
Center activities as well as for the ongoing administration of Center
services to regional Franco-American communities.1973 to 1975.
Assistant Professor of
University of New
England, Biddeford, Maine. Division of Liberal Learning. 1969.
L'Enclume et le couteau/The
Life and Work of Adelard Coté Artist, a bilingual (French
and English) folk study of a wood sculptor. Photos by Stephen O. Muskie,
M.F.A. National Materials Development Center, Manchester, New Hampshire,
in La Foi--La Langue - La Culture/The Franco-Americans of Biddeford,
Maine by Michael Guignard. Printed in Italy by the author, 1984.
Un roman de filiation:la
formation d'un écrivain franco-américain, dans Études
de Linguistique Appliquée, Foyers Francophones aux États-Unis,
70, avril-juin 1988, pp. 89-95. Paris.
a short story submitted for publication.
Le Petit Mangeur de
Fleurs, roman vérité, in French; Les Éditions
JCL, Chicoutimi, Québec,.September, 1999.
Lumineau, a collection
of tales and legends in French. Les Éditions JCL, Chicoutimi,
Québec. March 2002.
Deux Femmes, Deux Rêves
[originally, Au Fil de l'Eau], story based on the living experiences
of my maternal grandmother who emigrated from Quebec to New England
at the turn of the 20th Century and my mother who was born in the
U.S. They were part of a cultural sub-group called Franco-Americans.
Written in French. Published by Llumina Press, Coral Springs, FL in
novel about the issue of "enemies" based on the story of
two boys growing up during WWII, a Berliner and a New Englander. Llumina
Press, Coral Springs, FL. Published by Llumina Press in 2005.
Before All Dignity Is
Lost, letters from a young man who died of AIDS; submitted ms.
to the Barbara Bauer Literary Agency, September 2002.
Dieu à l'image
de l'homme, novel in French begun June 1995; in abeyance.
Trails Within, Meditations
on the trails at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, N.M. Photos with text.
MS completed in December, 1995. . Submitted to literary agency in
a short story in French submitted to Radio France International, Paris
for the 16th World Competition for unpublished short stories in French.
Croyances et pratiques
religieuses franco-américaines: héritage et mythe in
Religion Catholique et Appartenance Franco-Américaine/Franco-Americans
and Religion: Impact and Influence, ed. Claire Quintal, Dir. French
Institute, Assumption College, Worcester, Mass., 1993, pp.176-184.
lectures défendues - réaction des personnages dans mon
roman inédit, Au fil de l'eau in Les Femmes Franco-Américaines,
ed. Claire Quintal, Dir. French Institute, Assumption College, Worcester,
Mass., 1994, pp.124-134.
Où nous mène-t-telle? article to be published in
June 1996 by the French Institute, Assumption College, Worcester,
Wrote the Forward/Dedication
to and collaborated with Loretta M. Turner, Collector/author of Biddeford
A Franco-American Experience in Old Photographs, Alan Sutton Pub.,
Dover, N.H., 1993.
Travel Journal to Québec,
1908, by Télesphore Demers of Sanford, Maine. Editing and Translation;
Biography of Jean-Vincent
d'Abbadie, Baron de Saint-Castin: history and legend. An 18th Century
adventurer and Maine pioneer. Early stages of research to be further
La Souillonne - Monologue
sur scene. A one-woman play written in the Franco dialect. Finished
January 2004 and releases on Llumina Press in 2006.
Boy With A Blue Cap,
novel based on Van Gogh's art in Arles from the point of view of an
eleven-year-old boy, Camille Roulin. Work in progress 2004-2006
MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- La Société
Historique Franco-Américaine, V-P 1996-98.
- American Council for Québec
- Founding member of La
Fédération Franco-Américaine de Biddeford (President
1977 to 1983)
- Maine Humanities Council,
1972 to 1974(Vice-Chairman, 1973)
- Humanist/Consultant for
the Lewiston Tomorrow Project (UDAG)
- Member of FLAME (Foreign
Language Assoc. of Maine)
- Action for Franco-American
of the Northeast (ActFANE) Vice-President 1983 to 1984
- Resident Humanist for
the Franco-American Project sponsored by the York County Community
- Created and taught a Francophone
Certificate Program at St.André's Health Care York County Health
Services Hospice Council, Chairman 1984 to 1986
- Maine-Canadian Legislative
Advisory Board, Augusta, Maine 1984
- La Kermesse Franco-Américaine
de Biddeford, annual festival; President 1983 to 1986
- Humanist Consultant for
the Dyer Library/York Institute Project on Factory Island, Saco, Maine
called "Bricks, Mortar and Hope: The Industrial Heritage of Biddeford
- Partners For America---the
Brazil Connection [Maine--Rio Grande do Norte]
- Catholic Diocese of Portland,
Public Policy Committee. 1991 to 1998.
- Member, Advisory Council,
People's Heritage Bank of Maine, 1993.
- Association des Écrivains
de Langue Française (ADELF), Paris.
- Maine Arts Commission
[appointed by the Governor], 1994--1999.
- Biddeford Historical Society,
1996; President, 1999 to present.
- University of New England
Alumni Council, 2001
- Southern Maine Medical
Center, Pastoral Care Advisory Committee, 2002
- Board of Directors, St.
Andre's Health Care, Covenant Health Systems, 2002
- Department of Health and
Human Services---Office of Hearing & Appeals,Portland, Maine.Judge
Tyminski.March, 1987.Maine State Superior Court, Alfred, Maine.Judge
Silby. February, 1983.York County District Court, Biddeford, Maine.
Judge Janelle. 1988-1989.
to Brazil: Natal, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro for five weeks, June/July
1993. Faculty group travel with individual projects. Project: Santos/Santeiros,
sacred/folk wood carvings/sculptors of the Northeast[Rio Grande do
Norte] and the baroque/roccoco art of Salvador including African folk
National Endowment for
the Humanities 1989 Summer Seminars---Eight weeks under the guidance
of Professor Stephen Murray, Department of Art History and Archeology
at Columbia University---Seminar location: Reid Hall,Paris, France.
Seminar topic: Gothic in the Ile-de-France. Project: "The Green
French Foreign Ministry---Participated
in a three-week study program on the methodology and localities of
folklore. Program based at the Musée d'Arts et Traditions Populaires
in Paris and the localities visited were Normandy and Brittany. January
Services Culturels et Scientifiques
de France---Attended the 10th Annual Summer Institute(Xe Institut
International d'Été) at L'Institut National d'Éducation
Populaire, Marly-le-Roi, France, 1979.
French Ministry, Francophone
section, M. Alain Decaux, Minister, invitation to attend an international
conference, "États-Généraux de la Création
Francophone" in Paris in December, 1989. A conference for authors,
poets and film-makers that are part of the Francophone world and create
Conference in Paris, December
1990, sponsored by France Louisiane---Franco Américanie on
American Francophone Issues. Delivered a paper entitled, "The
French Creative Work, Publication and Diffusion."
Participated in the Salon
du Livre de Bourgogne[book fair] December 1-2-3, 2005 and gave a talk
on "La francophonie américaine".
La Pléiade, Ordre
de la Francophonie et du Dialogue des Cultures, Rang de Chevalier,
presented by the International Assembly of French-Speaking Parliamentarians
(L'Assemblée Internationale des Parlementaires de Langue Française),1990.
Kenneally Cup for Outstanding
Service to the Academic Community,
University of New England, 1990.
Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club's
Meritorious Award for service to the elderly, 1996.
University of New England
and St. Francis College Alumni Council, 2000
Alumni Achievement Award, September 2000.
Inducted into the Franco-American
Hall of Fame by the Maine State Legislature, March 2007
Decorated with the Medal
of the Order of Arts and Literature, Grade Officier by the French
Ministry of Culture and Communications, June 2008.
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