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Dr. Felisa V. Reynolds

Assistant Professor of French and Italian,Latin American and Caribbean Studies,African American Studies, and Center for African Studies

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Office Hours:

  • Spring 2016: W 3-5 pm & by appointment

Biography

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature in French, from former French colonies and the French-speaking world.  Special concentration on the French Caribbean.  Interests in West Africa and North Africa.  Post-colonial theory and analysis.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature in French, from former French colonies and the French-speaking world. Special concentration on the French Caribbean. Interests in West Africa and North Africa. Post-colonial theory and analysis. The legacy of colonialism in literary production.

Research Description

  • Analyzing responses to the post-colonial era in Francophone literature, post-1960.  My current monograph focuses on critiques of colonialism in the post-colonial era by studying the re-writing of Western European literary works as protest.  Selected re-writings by Francophone authors from former colonies are presented as a symbol of deep discontentment and powerful discourse against colonialism.  Currently completing first monograph.

Education

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MA, Rice University
  • BA, Rice University

Courses

  • FR 323: Maryse CONDE
  • FR 479: Studies in Francophonie
  • FR 156: Exploring Paris

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Reynolds, Felisa V., and Michael Boler. "Aristotle and Zazie." Modern Philology (2015):
  • "Khatibi as Derrida’s Foil: Undermining the Last Defender of the French Language." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites 18.2 (2014):
  • "René Maran, Forgotten Father of the Francophone Novel." JALA, Journal of the African Literature Association 7.1 (2012):
  • "The Lasting Effects of Colonial Violence: How Water Becomes Linked to Violence in Maryse Condé and Simone Schwarz-Bart." Chimères, A Journal of French & Francophone Literatures and Cultures (2006):