- Modern Languages Department
- Office: B536
- Phone: (403) 332-4572
- Phone: (403) 332-4572
DegreesB.A. (Literary Studies and Philosophy); DEA (French Literature); Ph.D. (Comparative Literature)
ExpertiseFrench nineteenth-century literature (in particular Honoré de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert), French realism, Representations of difference, gender and sexual difference, Nineteenth-century continental philosophy (such as phenomenology) and literature, Twentieth-century French literature (such as Marguerite Duras), Twentieth-century literary theory, Ethical philosophy, Feminist theory, Theories of psychoanalysis
Research AreasSexual difference and psychoanalysis, Feminist critiques of Freud and Lacan, Representations of femininity in psychoanalysis and in nineteenth-century thought, French realism, Nineteenth-century ideas of difference, Balzac and sexual difference, Balzac and androgyny, Balzac and alterity
Alternate LanguagesFrench, some German
Office Hoursmardi 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
mercredi 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Selected Publications"Un enlèvement peut en cacher un autre: Kidnapping the Past in La Duchesse de Langeais."
Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Issue 41, nos. 1-2 (Fall-Winter 2012), 25-47.
"Révision et subversion: Balzac et le mythe de Napoléon." @nalyses (forthcoming).
"Power in the City: Balzac's flâneur in La Fille aux yeux d'or." In Institutions and Power in
Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture. Ed. David Evans & Kate Griffiths
(Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2010): 101-114.
"Circulation et Exception: La Ville dans La Fille aux yeux d'or." In La Métropole et la
modernité. Ed. Jelena Jovicic (London, ON: Mestengo Press, University of Western Ontario,
Research InterestsI work primarily on French nineteenth-century literature, particularly the writings of Balzac and Flaubert. My main interest is in representations of difference, and especially of gender and sexual difference. I am also interested in nineteenth-century continental philosophy (such as phenomenology) and literature, twentieth-century French literature (such as Marguerite Duras), twentieth-century literary theory, ethical philosophy, feminist theory, and theories of psychoanalysis.
Current Research and Creative Activity
|Title||Location||Grant Information||Principal Investigator||Co Researchers|
|Manuscript on Balzac and representations of difference||
University of Lethbridge Arts & Science Research, $10,000, 2006-08.
|Title||Grant Agency||Completion Date|
|“ Unveiling the Feminine: Text and Textile as Critical Nineteenth-Century Metaphor ”||Mark Diamond Research Fund||2003|