Michele Kenfack

Michele Kenfack

American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellow
Michele Kenfack

Michele Kenfack is an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Post-Doctoral Fellow. She received her PhD in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Chicago in 2020. Her research interests include Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean studies, Francophone fiction, theater and cinema, postcolonial theory, translation, and the visual arts. Her critical edition with introduction of Frédéric Marcelin’s Marilisse was published by l’Harmattan (Paris) in 2016. Her current book project explores the representation of the end of times in Francophone Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean fictional prose, with a focus on novels published between 1968 and 1990. Her article “At Home and Abroad: Black Identity in Francophone (Non)Fiction probes the construction of (global) identities in (non)fictional works by displaced and non-displaced sub-Saharan African and Caribbean writers.

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