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Karl Britto

Karl Britto

Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature

  • Office Location: 4215 Dwinelle
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4 pm

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:

“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)