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Bendi SchrambachBendi Benson Schrambach

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4372
Fax: 509.777.3753
Office Location: Westminster Hall 226


Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Pepperdine University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Medieval and early modern history and literature, narrative, prose poetry, Baudelaire

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


“Toward the Abolition of ‘Race,’” Journal of Christianity and World Languages 18 (forthcoming Spring 2017)

“Normal,” The Binnacle: Literary Arts Journal of Coastal Maine 13 (October 2016) 89-90.

“Telling Makes It So: Memory, Narrative & Identity in Moderato Cantabile,” Journal of Language, Literature & Culture 62:2 (August 2015) 21-38.

“Languages & Faith,” in Teaching to Justice, Citizenship & Virtue: The Character of a High School Through the Eyes of Faith. Julia K. Stronks and Gloria Goris Stronks. Eugene, OR: Resource, 2014. 113-14.

“So You Say: Making Meaningful Connections Beyond the Classroom,” The Language Educator 9:4 (September 2014) 50.

“How Confusing! Clues into the French Psyche as Observed in its Language.” The French Review 86.5 (April 2013) 132-36.

“Harnessing the Power of Story: Teaching Language, History & Culture through Fables.” The Language Educator (February 2013) 46-49.

“Reading, Writing & Correcting: Marguerite de Navarre’s Feministic Project in L’Heptaméron.” Women in French (December 2012) 12-23.

“Reading the Word as a Literary Critic.” The Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 13 (Spring 2012) 95-98.

“Marguerite de Navarre & Religious Reform in Sixteenth Century France.” Women in French 17 (September 2009) 1-18.

“Undergraduate Study Abroad as a Tool for Vocational Discernment.” The Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 10 (Spring 2009) 10-22.

“Narrative, Genre & Community in Marguerite de Navarre’s L’Heptaméron & Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris.” The French Review (April 2008) 930-943.


“Teaching (French) Linguistics through Film,” RMMLA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2016.

“The Nouvelles of Anna Gavalda: French Teacher Turned Nouvelliste,” RMMLA Annual Conference, Boise, ID, 2014.

Indésirables dans ‘Les Intouchables,’” PAMLA Annual Conference; San Diego, CA, 2013.

“Teaching Language, Literature & Culture through Fables,” ACTFL Annual Conference; Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

“Reality, Repression & Remembrance: Memory in Moderato Cantabile,” PAMLA Annual Conference; Scripps College; Claremont, CA, 2011.

“Using Fables to Teach Language & Culture,” Idaho Association of Teachers of Language & Culture Conference; Caldwell, ID, 2011.

“Community of Courage – Humanities,” Inaugural Banquet for Beck A. Taylor, 19th President of Whitworth University, Spokane Convention Center; Spokane, WA, 2010.


Honorable Mention, Thirteenth Annual Ultra-Short Competition, The Binnacle: Literary Journal of Coastal Maine, 2016

Second Place, 19 and over nonfiction, 25th Annual Writer’s Competition, Friends of the Library & Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club, 2015

Winner, 19 and over nonfiction, 25th Annual Writer’s Competition, Friends of the Library & Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club, 2013

Winner, Outstanding Integration of Vocation in the Classroom, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning, Whitworth University, 2010