- 20th- and 21st-century literature in French from Europe, the Caribbean, North-Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa; aesthetics, politics and the institutions of literature (literary history, literary criticism and theory; the “segregation” of Francophone and French literary fields); postcolonial and transfrontier approaches to literature; memory, history and biography
I am currently developing two book-length projects: the first one, provisionally entitled Necrofiction: Dead Letters and Literary Tombstones, investigates current forms of narrative memorialization from a biopolitical perspective; the second project establishes a critical dialogue between the works of Jacques Derrida and Édouard Glissant.
- literary history; theory and aesthetics; French and francophone fiction; contemporary studies; writing and politics
Research + Teaching Interests
- twentieth and twenty-first century French-language writing in France, the Caribbean, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa; literary theory; the poetics and politics of fiction; postcolonial and transfrontier approaches to literature