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Education

Ph.D. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris 1985

Research Interests

Contemporary France
Modern French and European intellectual history
comparative cultural criticism
French/American cultural relations
critical theory
literature and philosophy

Professional Information

My first book examined representations of "America" in French texts, including novels, plays, poetry, travel narratives, philosophical essays and cultural criticism. My second book looked at transatlantic national and republican traditions and conflicting notions such as multiculturalism, universalism, and communitarianism in France and the United States. I have recently published a study of recent debates in French culture from the vantage point of the idea of melancholia, with a focus on loss, mourning, and memory.

I am currently working on the descriptions and afterlives of 9/11 in France.

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4080 FLB

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