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Églantine Colon

Assistant Professor

  • Office Location: 4217 Dwinelle
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 3 - 4 and Fridays 12:50 - 1:50

Églantine Colon is an Assistant Professor in French Studies and affiliated faculty in the Program in Critical Theory. She teaches courses on 20th-21st century French and Francophone literature, literary criticism, and critical theory, with a specific emphasis on the 1960s onwards. Her areas of inquiry include the intersections between literary creation and critical theory; theories and practices of care, precarity and the community; space and politics in neo-colonial and neo-capitalist contexts; postmodernisms and their current renewals. Professor Colon’s book in progress “Stabat Matter. Volodine’s Formal Care” is a study of the relationship between literary forms, gestures of care, and forms of (bio)political insurgency in Antoine Volodine’s post-exotic literature. Her second book in progress, “Des espaces précaires” retraces the genealogy of the political, temporal and poetic functions of urban marginality in French culture, from the mid-19th century to the contemporary moment.

Recent publications include

“Neither ‘Lieux de Mémoire’ nor ‘Non-lieux.’ Toward a Concept of Precarious Spaces in Philippe Vasset’s Un livre blanc,” French Studies, January 2017 (forthcoming).

“Securing Form in Times of In/security. Strategies of Formal Care in Antoine Volodine’s Post-exotic Literature,” English Language Notes 54.2, Fall/Winter 2016 (forthcoming)

“Les non-dits de la rencontre. Herméneutique du désir contemporain,” Syn-thèses 1, 2009, pp. 93-111.

As translator

Jean Casimir, “Haiti’s Need for a Great South.” Gobal South: World Dis/Order. Caroline Levander and Walter Mignolo (eds.). Indiana University Press (2011) – with Michelle Koerner.