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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Research Output

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

  • 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


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

    Aristotle in the Metro

    Felisa Vergara Reynolds (Speaker), & Michael Boler (Speaker)

    Mar 2014

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    L'Erudit franco-espagnol (Journal)

    Felisa Vergara Reynolds (Editorial board member)

    2012 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Aimé Césaire's Une tempête, a Reinscription

    Felisa Vergara Reynolds (Speaker)

    Mar 2008

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk