Felisa Vergara Reynolds

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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • 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


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

Professional Information

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.

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French language Social Sciences
Aristotle Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
multilingualism Social Sciences
Language Arts & Humanities
French Language Arts & Humanities
Jacques Derrida Arts & Humanities
Defenders Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2006 2016

Aristotle and Zazie

Reynolds, F. V. & Boler, M., May 2016, In : Modern Philology. 113, 4, p. 573-581 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Maryse Condé's La vie sans fards: Knowledge and Truth Unmasked

Reynolds, F. V., Feb 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Rwanda Revisited: Scholastique Mukasonga's Notre-Dame du Nil

Reynolds, F. V., Jun 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Khatibi as Derridas foil: Undermining the last defender of the French language

Reynolds, F. V., Jan 1 2014, In : Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. 18, 2, p. 199-206 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

French language
French Language

René Maran, Forgotten Father of the Francophone Novel

Reynolds, F. V., 2012, In : Journal of the African Literature Association. 7, 1, p. 55-65 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2008 2014

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Oral presentation

Aimé Césaire's Une tempête, a Reinscription

Felisa Vergara Reynolds (Speaker)
Mar 2008

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

L'Erudit franco-espagnol (Journal)

Felisa Vergara Reynolds (Editorial board member)
2012 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Aristotle in the Metro

Felisa Vergara Reynolds (Speaker), Michael Boler (Speaker)
Mar 2014

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation