Northwestern University

Apr
17
Mon 4:00 PM

Anne Berger lecture

When: Monday, April 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $0

Contact: Phil Hoskins   847.491.5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic

Description:

Anne Emmanuelle Berger holds an “agrégation de Lettres modernes” (1981), a doctorate from the University of Paris VIII (613 pages, 1990), as well as an “”Habilitation à diriger des recherches” (263 pages, 1999). Formerly Professor of French Literature and currently adjunct Professor in the department of Romance Studies at Cornell, she is now Professor of Gender Studies and French Literature at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, where she co-chairs the Centre de Recherches en Etudes Féminines et études de genre. She is also the director of a newly created Institute, the Institut du Genre, a nation-wide research unit backed by the French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research).
Anne E. Berger’s research and teaching interests are multiple: they include feminist theory, American gender and queer theory, XIXth-century poetry and poetics, Enlightenment and continental philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, deconstruction, the politics of language, and the cultural politics of the Maghreb. She is the author of several books: Le Banquet de Rimbaud (Champ Vallon, 1992), Scènes d’aumône: Misère et poésie au XIXe siècle (Champion, 2004), and Le Grand Théâtre du Genre: Identités, Sexualités et Féminisme en ‘Amérique’ (Belin, 2013), translated by Catherine Porter as The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender, (Fordham University Press, 2013). She has edited several volumes, among which: Lectures de la différence sexuelle (Des Femmes, 1994, with Mara Negron), Algeria in Others’ Languages (Cornell University Press, 2002), Genres et postcolonialisme: dialogues transcontinentaux ((Archives contemporaines, 2011, with Eleni Varikas), and Demenageries: Thinking (of) Animals after Derrida (Rodopi, 2011, with Marta Segarra). Her work has also appeared in scholarly journals such as Romantisme (France), Littérature (France), Po&sie (France), Les Cahiers de l’Herne (France), Labyrinthe (France), Etudes françaises (Canada), New Literary History (USA), Diacritics (USA), Differences (USA), Parallax (UK), and Lectora: revista de dones i textualitat (Spain).

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