Ken Fanni

Job Title:

 Faculty, French


 Contract Faculty






Academic Background

  • The University of Western Ontario (Western University), London, Ontario
  • Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
  • Université Laval, Québec, Québec
  • CIEP (Centre international D’Études Pédagogiques, Sèvres, France
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, London, Ontario

Previous Work Experience

  • Translator (industry, insurance, education, culture)
  • Science Teacher (elementary and secondary school) 

Representative Publications

  •  Textbook reviewer:  Chez nous, Third Canadian Edition Valdman, Pons, Scullen, Mueller, and Bouffard, Pearson Education Canada, 2014;
  • Contributing translator (French to English) of Mama Tenga: mein afrikanisches Leben. Katrin Rohde. Koln: Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2002;
  • Review of Reflections on a Ravaged Century (Robert Conquest in: The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, March 2000, vol.14, no 1, pp. 187-192.
  • Co-author of handbook Notions de base de la grammaire française (1995-1996); 

Representative Conferences

  • Translator and interpreter for Symposium on Jean Vanier’s Insights and Works
  • Lecturer on oral French: Thames Valley District School Board Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program
  • Co-organizer of conference Mé(ta)-tissage de la littérature
  • Literary advisor and member of reading committee of Revue Synthèses

Areas of Teaching

  • French language and literature
  • French-English-French translation
  • Oral French
  • French history, philosophy and culture

Research Specialization(s)

  • Technical and literary translation
  • French literature 19th-20th centuries; 20th century interwar literature
  • 20th century Russian history

Awards and Recognition

  • Dean’s Honor Roll of Teaching, Brescia University College
  • Dean’s Honour Roll of Teaching Excellence, King’s University College
  • Citation of teaching excellence of French language and literature, University of Western Ontario (Western University)
  • Embassy of Switzerland prize in recognition for merit in the study of the French language and literature
  • Award In Appreciation for Outstanding Commitment and Contribution To the Palestinian and Arab People, The Canadian Arab Society of London
  • The Dorothy Turville Award for Study Abroad

 Other Relevant Information

  •  Member of local environmental group Friends of the Coves
  • Spokesman for neighbourhood community group Coves Area Residents Association