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Landry Digeon comes from France and holds a doctoral degree in Language Literacy and Culture (LLC) and a master's in Intercultural Communication (INCC) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA.

 

He is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor track) in the Department of French and European Studies at the University of Cyprus. His expertise lies at the intersection of French studies, digital humanities, intercultural communication, cinema, and multimodality. Focusing on international film remakes and transnational TV series adaptations, he employs deep learning and big data methodologies to reveal cultural patterns and cinematographic tradition trends.

He is the co-designer of AI multimodal movie analysis toolkit The Möbius Trip, and serves as CEO at The Möbius Trip LLC.

 

Contact:

landrydigeon@gmail.com

Digeon.landry@ucy.ac.cy

                                                       Curriculum Vitae

         

            RESEARCH / TEACHING AREAS

European Studies, French studies, Digital Humanities, Intercultural Communication, Film and TV Series Studies, Multimodality, Media and Communication, Artificial Intelligence, French cinema, Film Production

            EDUCATION

2012- 2020   Ph.D. awarded in Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC), University of Maryland,         

                     Baltimore County (UMBC), USA

 

2007-2009    MA  awarded in Intercultural Communication (INCC), UMBC, USA

 

2001-2003    MBA awarded in Logistics, Groupe FIM, France

 

1999-2001    AS awarded in International Trade, Institut Fresnel, France

 

 

            TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2024- present.  Lecturer (Assistant professor track), University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

2020- 2023       Coordinator for French Instruction, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

2014-                French Tutor to UMBC Emeritus President Freeman Hrabowski

 

2013- 2020       French Adjunct Professor, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA

                            

2018                 French Adjunct Professor, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

2018                 French Adjunct Professor, Notre-Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD, USA

2015                 Instructor, Alliance Française, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

2009- 2012       French / English teacher, British House, Barcelona, Spain

                            

2007- 2009       French Teaching assistant, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

2006- 2007       Amity Institute Cultural Exchange Program, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, USA

 

2004- 2005       Amity Institute Cultural Exchange Program, University of Wisconsin La Crosse                                     (UWL), La Crosse, WI, USA

 

2004                  English Teacher, Collège Marcellin Berthellot, Bègles, France

 

1998- 2003        ​International Experiences 

                              2003 Aalen, Germany: Bartender, Zum Obel 
                              2003 Champany en Vanoise, France: Waiter, La Rossa 

                              2002 Perpignan, France: Logistician, Cémoi 
                              2001 Özdere, Türkiye: Staff, Grand Efe Hotel 
                              2000 Rennesse, Netherlands: Bartender, t’ dorpsplein
                              2000 Zeriekzee, Netherlands: Logistician Intern, Airpack
                              1999 Paris, France: Logistician Intern, Hays DX 
                              1999 London, U.K: Heathrow Airport Security employee
                              1998 London, U.K: Shipping Company Employee, Norsk European Wholesale

           

 

            COURSES TAUGHT

FREN 101 - Elementary French I

FREN 102 - Elementary French II

FREN 201 - Intermediate French I

FREN 202 - Intermediate French II

FREN 302 - Advanced French II

MLL 219 - Contemporary French Cinema

MLL 319 - Images of Society in Contemporary French Films

MLL 480 - Transcultural Studies in Global Television

MLL 605 - The Field of Intercultural Communication

MCS 390 - Transcultural Studies in Global Television


FES 391 Intellectual Movements in Europe: Renaissance, Reform, Enlightenment

FES 375: Le français en Europe

             MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE

2021- current    Möbius Trip: Machine Learning Solutions Co-Founder and CEO.  

                          https://mobiustrip.co/ (Website in progress)

2021- 2023       Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) Administrator (UMBC)

2019- 2023       VHL Portails faculty specialist for the French Department, UMBC

2012- 2015       New Media Studio Research Assistant, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA

             PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 

August 2023     Summer University. Codificar, Analizar, Difundir: Convertimos juntos tu proyecto en                          digital Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), Santander, Spain

                         https://coandi.github.io/website/

July 2023          Culture & Technology: European Summer University in Digital Humanities

                         Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

                         https://digihubb.centre.ubbcluj.ro/

2018                 Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT)

                         UMBC, USA

            PUBLICATIONS

Digeon, L., Amin A, (2023). “Zooming in on Shot Scales: An AI Toolkit for Transnational TV Series Adaptations Cultural Analysis.” Zoomland. Exploring Scale in Digital History and Humanities. De Gruyter 151:187.

Digeon, L., Amin A, (2021). “Transnational TV Series Adaptations: What AI can tell us about Gender inequality in France and the US.” Media Literacy and Academic Research.

 

Larkey, E., Digeon, L., & Er, I. (2016). “Measuring Transnationalism: Comparing TV Formats using Digital Tools.” VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture 5(9): 72-92.

 

Deverneil, M., Digeon, L. (2011). “Z’y Va” French Authentic Video, web-based online program. Kendall Hunt Publishing.

 

 

            CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"Les Intouchables En Amérique: L’humour Français Prend Un Accent Américain." Association des Diplômés des Universités Françaises et Francophones (ADUFF) - Nicosia, Cyprus. March 13, 2024. Paper presented. 

"The Making of AI Toolkit The Möbius Trip: Revolutionizing Film Analysis through AI and Humanities Collaboration." IEEE 2023 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Singapore. December 2023. Paper presented.

"Automatizing the Bechdel test 2.0: How AI Helps Improve Gender Representation Measurement Accuracy in Movies." IEEE 2023 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Singapore. December 2023. Paper presented.

"Cross-Cultural Greetings Etiquette in Film Remakes: A Digital Multimodal Approach." IALIC Conference 2023, European University Cyprus. December 2023. Paper presented.

"Decoding Cultural Representation in TV Series Adaptations and Movie Remakes: A Digital Approach and Deep Learning Toolkit." Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania. July 2023. Paper presented.

"Digital Approaches to Transcultural Screen Narratives." Keystone DH 2023, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. June 2023. Paper presented.

"Reverse-engineering and Gradational Assemblage, A Deep-learning Approach to Transnational TV series Adaptations." Keystone DH 2023, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. June 2023. Paper presented.

“Les Intouchables and The Upside: A Multimodal Digital Approach to Intercultural Comparative Analysis of Film Remakes.” International Conference on Narrative, Dallas, Texas. March 2023. Paper presented.

 

“A Deep Learning Approach to Cross-cultural TV Series Analysis. Measuring the Impact of Gender and Emotion Display on Shot Scale Distribution” IEEE 2022 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. December 2022. Paper presented.

“Zooming in on Shot Scales: An AI Toolkit for Transnational TV series Adaptations Cultural Analysis.” Zoomland Workshop. Exploring Scale in Digital History and Humanities. C2DH. Luxembourg, June 2022. Paper presented.

Digeon, L., & Amin, A. (2021).“From American Crime show to Série Policière Française, An AI toolkit for genre prediction in Transnational TV series Adaptation” Paper presented at the IEEE 2021 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34947.84007

 

TV Series Adaptations: An AI Toolkit for Success” IEEE 2020 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Online. December 2020. Paper presented.

 

“From New York City to Paris: A Multimodal Transcultural Analysis of TV Crime Show Adaptation" International Conferences on Multimodality, Bremen University, Germany. September 2017. Paper presented.

 

“Twilight Zone, Travelling Through Time” Flow Conference 2016, University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA. September 2016. Paper presented.

 

“Quebecois and French Les Bougon: from Dramedy to Comedy – A Mixed Method Analysis” British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Conference, University of Reading, Reading, UK. April 2016. Paper presented.

 

“Media installation: Tattle, Rattle, Whistle Toys for Attention, Tools for Disruption.” Rethinking Intellectual Activism, 1st Language, Literacy & Culture Graduate Student Conference, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD. April 2014. Paper presented.

 

“Silence Speaks in Silent Movies: The Artist Articulating the Modernist Myths of Progress and Authenticity” Spaces and Silences: The 2nd Annual Georgetown University English Graduate, Student Association Conference, Georgetown University. February 2013. Paper presented.        

            COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

2024.                French and European Studies Department Promotional Video Designer and Editor

                         English: https://youtu.be/AeQxDtJJbyw

                         French: https://youtu.be/PEPFjwvPU2A

                         Greek: https://youtu.be/kdPEyEAXcpI

2022                 Study Abroad Workshop Organizer

 

2022                 French Film Festival Organizer

2021                 French Area Promotional Video Designer and Editor

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SWrv00VPNY

 

2012- 2021       International Living Exchange Mentor (ILE)

 

2021                 Student Coffee Hour Organizer

 

2012-2014        Advising Center  Staff

 

            RESEARCH SUPPORT AND FELLOWSHIPS

2022               Venture capitalist investment, $50,000

2022               Dresher Center Research Support Fund for Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty: $2,100

 

2022               MLLI Travel Fund: $1,100

2017               Residential Fellow, Dresher Center for the Humanities, $1000, UMBC

2016               Graduate Student Association (GSA) Travel Grant, $1000, UMBC

2016               Residential Fellow, Dresher Center for the Humanities, $1000, UMBC 

 

2016               Graduate Student Association (GSA) Travel Grant, $1000, UMBC

 

2015               Jodi Crandal Fellowship for research in Language Literacy and Culture, $1000,

                       UMBC

 

 

             DIGITAL SKILLS

 

Coding: R, Rstudio, Qgis, Gephi, Open Refine, Open Office, Voyant-Tools

Online Class Design: Blackboard Ultra, Canvas, Panopto, Collaborate, VHL Portails

Drone Pilot: Mavick DJI

VR Meta Quest Pro: NODA

Media Software:  Final Cut Pro X, AfterEffects, Adobe Acrobat/Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, Wix site, Cinemetrics, Multimodal Analysis Software, Atlas.ti, ImageJ, and Mpegstreamclip

 

Illustration Software: Sketchbook, Procreate 

 

 

            LANGUAGES

 

                   French: Native Proficiency

                   English: Bilingual Proficiency

                   Spanish: Full Professional Proficiency

                   German: Limited Working Proficiency

                   Greek: Limited Working Proficiency

            HOBBIES

                  Squash, Guitar, Chess, Illustration, Gardening, Cycling (crossing France by bike twice)

                 Travels: France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy,                    Romania, Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Türkiye, Egypt, United Kingdom, United States,

                 Canada, India, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, Bolivia                    Costa Rica, Colombia, and Cuba

             CONTACT REFERENCES

 

Dr. Ed Larkey

Professor of German Studies and Intercultural Communication

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

MLLI dept FA 463

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

larkey@umbc.edu

+1 4104552109

 

Dr. Craig Saper

Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

csaper@umbc.edu
+1 410-455-2376

 

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

UMBC Emeritus President

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

hrabowski@umbc.edu

+1 4104552274

 

Dr. Marie Deverneil

Former UMBC French Coordinator

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

MLLI dept FA 463

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

devernei@umbc.edu

+1 4104552109

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