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—Proust

Karl Britto

Karl Britto

Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature

  • Office Location: 4215 Dwinelle
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-4

Karl Britto’s CV

Professor Britto’s teaching and research interests include Francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures of Vietnam, Africa and the Caribbean.

Publications include:

“‘Remembering and Forgetting’: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen,” Public Books, September 25, 2018

“The Stranger’s Voice,” Public Books, August 1, 2015

Preface to new edition of Nguyen Phan Long’s 1921 Le Roman de Mademoiselle Lys (DatAsia Press, 2014)

Kim Thúy: A Way with Words,” Public Books, October 15, 2014

Marie Ndiaye: One Powerful Writer,” Public Books, July 24, 2013

Lost and Found: Aimee Phan’s The Reeducation of Cherry Truong,” Public Books, September 5, 2012

“L’ésprit de corps: French Civilization and the Death of the Colonized Soldier,” in Empire Lost: France and Its Other Worlds, ed. Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi (Lexington Books, 2009)

Disorientation: France, Vietnam, and the Ambivalence of Interculturality (Hong Kong University Press, 2004)

“Tahar Ben Jelloun,” in The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought, ed. Lawrence D. Kritzman (Columbia University Press, 2006)

“‘You don’t know this but I keep telling you’: Memory and Disavowal in Monique Thuy-Dung Truong’s ‘Kelly’,” in Of Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue, eds. Jane Winston and Leakthina Ollier (Palgrave Global Publishing at St. Martin’s Press, 2001)

“History, Memory, and Narrative Nostalgia: Pham Duy Khiem’s Nam et Sylvie,” Yale French Studies 98 (2000)