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Frédérique Chevillot

Frederique ChevillotFrédérique Chevillot
Associate Professor of French
Sturm Hall, Room 208
Phone: 303-871-2171
Email: frederique.chevillot@du.edu

 

EDUCATION

PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Frédérique Chevillot  is Associate Professor at the University of Denver. Her research focuses on contemporary novels and short stories by French and Francophone women writers. She is the author of  La Réouverture du texte  (Anma Libri), and co-edited with Anna Norris,  Des Femmes écrivent la guerre  (Editions Complicités, 2007). She was the general editor of  Women in French Studies  from 2000 to 2005. She published in various journals ( The French Review L’Esprit Créateur Sites Nouvelles Etudes Francophones Brèves ...) on Béatrix Beck, Marguerite Duras, Agota Kristof, Madeleine Monette, Amélie Nothomb, Annie Saumont, Nathalie Sarraute, and Leïla Sebbar. She is presently preparing a book-length manuscript on Sex, Love, & Compassion among contemporary French & Francophone women writers. She recently a co-edited with Colette Trout, Ursinus College, a volume titled,  Rebelles et criminelles chez les écrivaines d’expression frança ise, on the topic the literary representations of rebellious and criminal women by French & Francophone female authors throughout the centuries (Rodopi, 2013).

AREAS OF EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Contemporary French & Francophone women writers
  • Feminist and gender studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Short stories, epistolary texts & novels
  • Personal narratives

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Rebelles et criminelles chez les écrivaines d’expression française [Rebellious and Criminal Women in the Works of French and Francophone Women Writers]. Co-edited a collection of essays, with Colette Trout, Ursinus College : Selection of 15 essays + Introduction. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2013.

 Des Femmes écrivent la guerre [Women Writing Wars]. Co-edited a collection of essays, with Anna Norris, Michigan State University: Selection of 16 essays dealing with contemporary women’s writings on war. Introduction and bibliography. Paris: Editions Complicités, 2007. 

La Réouverture du texte: Balzac, Beckett, Robbe-Grillet, Roussel, Aragon, Calvino, Bénabou et Hébert. Stanford French and Italian Studies No.74, Saratoga: Anma Libri, 1993.

Articles:

"Ecrire pour revigorer les frimas de la mémoire." In Identity, Memory, Place - Amélie Nothomb: Past, Present and Future. Eds. Mark Lee and Ana de Medeiros. Editions Garnier, Paris. (accepted)

"Les délires solidaires de Virginie Despentes." In Solitaires, solidaires : Solidarity and Solitude in Women’s Writings in French. Eds. Hugheny-Léger, Elise & Caroline Verdier. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, (forthcoming, 2015).

"La Mise à mort de la mère en mots dans Ciguë d’Hélène Cixous." In Cixous after 2000 : Cixous depuis 2000. Eds.  Berglund Hall, Elizabeth, Eilene Hoft-March & Maribel Peñalver Vicea. Amsterdam : Rodopi, (forthcoming, 2015).

"Le jeu protéen d’Amélie Nothomb dans Une forme de vie ou de l’art de la contre-prétérition." In Protean Selves: First-Person Voices
in Twenty-First-Century French and Francophone Narratives. Eds. Angelo, Adrienne Angelo & Erika Fülöp. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (2014). 4-19.

"Annie Ernaux : le paradoxe de l’intellectuelle ou l’engagement par l’écriture." In @nalyses : Revue de Critique et de Théorie Littéraire, Université d’Ottawa, Canada, (forthcoming, January 2015).

"Les puissantes petites filles de papier d’Amélie Nothomb." In Girls/Les Petites Filles: French Literature Series (FLS) vol. XL, Amsterdam: Rodopi, (forthcoming, 2014).

 "‘Amo ergo neco’ : les tueuses nothombiennes." in Rebelles et criminelles chez les écrivaines d’expression française. Eds. Chevillot, Frédérique and Colette Trout. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2013. 245-64.

"Amélie Nothomb : L’Invitation à la lecture." Ed. Catherine Monfort. In Les Femmes et la lecture. Special Volume of Women in French Studies 2012. 195-212.