Biography

My research interests center on twentieth- and twenty-first-century French literature and intellectual history. My current book project, entitled Science, the Self, and Skepticism: Posthuman Fictions of Post-1960s France, examines three posthumanist theories that seek to reshape human subjectivity in light of the contemporary ecological crisis. Informed by ordinary language philosophy, it investigates the relationship of such posthuman forms of subjectivity to skepticism (i.e., the denial of ordinary life) and assesses their viability through readings of contemporary French novels.

Beyond my interest in the intersection of literature, philosophy, science, and history, I have a particular interest in French and Francophone film. I hold a Graduate Certificate in Cinema and Media Studies and have published articles on the postcolonial unconscious in Claire Denis and on the ethics and aesthetics of adaptation in Agn├Ęs Varda.