Dr. Felisa V. Reynolds
Assistant Professor of French and Italian
FRENCH and ITALIAN; Affilited Faculty of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
African American Studies
Assistant Professor of Center for African Studies
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.
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- 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. The legacy of colonialism in literary production.
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.
- PhD, Harvard University
- MA, Rice University
- BA, Rice University
- FR 323: Maryse CONDE
- FR 479: Studies in Francophonie
- FR 156: Exploring Paris
- Spring 2016: W 3-5 pm & by appointment
Reynolds, Felisa V., and Michael Boler. "Aristotle and Zazie." Modern Philology (2015):
"Khatibi as Derrida’s Foil: Undermining the Last Defender of the French Language." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites 18.2 (2014):
"René Maran, Forgotten Father of the Francophone Novel." JALA, Journal of the African Literature Association 7.1 (2012):
"The Lasting Effects of Colonial Violence: How Water Becomes Linked to Violence in Maryse Condé and Simone Schwarz-Bart." Chimères, A Journal of French & Francophone Literatures and Cultures (2006):