Research Fields: 18th- and 20th-Century French literature; Literary theory and Cultural Studies; Feminism; Questions of Change in Thought; The Dialogue of Literature and Criticism with Other Disciplines.
Education: B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., Yale University
Selected Works: Eds. Christie McDonald and Susan Suleiman, French Global: A New Approach to Literary History, forthcoming, Summer 2010. The Extravagant Shepherd. A Study of the Pastoral Vision in Rousseau's Nouvelle Héloïse. SVEC. Banbury, Eng: The Voltaire Foundation (Reprint, 2007). Ed., Images of Congo: Anne Eisner's Art and Ethnography, 1946-58, Milan : 5 Continents Editions, 2005. "Hommage to Jacques Derrida," PMLA (March, 2005). "Notes on an Unfinished Question," Differences 16.3, A special issue "Derrida's Gift," eds. Elisabeth Weed and Ellen Rooney . "Notes sur l'entre-deux: de la biographie à l'autobiographie des femmes." Bonheur de la littérature, Presses Universitaires de France (2005). Ethnography, Literature and Art in the Work of Anne Eisner (Putnam): Making Sense of Colonial Life in the Ituri Forest," Research in African Literatures 35/4 (Winter), 2004. "Banishing Intolerance, Bringing Change," Passages (2003). "Changing the Stakes: Pornography, Privacy, and the Perils of Democracy," Yale French Studies (2001).
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