Professor of French and Comparative Literature
- Office Location: 4210 Dwinelle
- Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-2 and Thursdays 3-4
Professor Lucey specializes in French literature and culture of the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-centuries. He also teaches about social, literary, and critical theory, sexuality studies, 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture, and 20th-century American literature and culture. Â He has recently completed a project titled â€śSomeone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities in French Literature from Colette to HervĂ© Guibert,â€ť and is currently at work on a project with the title â€śProust, Sociology, Talk, Novels: The Novel Form and Language-in-Use.â€ť His translation of Didier Eribonâ€™sÂ Returning to ReimsÂ was published by Semiotext(e) in 2013.
â€śThe Contexts of Marguerite Durasâ€™s Homophobia.â€ťÂ GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesÂ 19, no. 3 (2013): 341-379.
Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust (Duke University Press, 2006).
The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality (Duke University Press, 2003).
“MystĂ¨res de la chair.” In Gerard Bonal and FrĂ©dĂ©ric Maget, eds., Cahiers de l’Herne. Colette. Pp. 231-38. Paris: Editions de l’Herne. 2011.
“A Literary Object’s Contextual Life.” In Ali Behdad and Dominic Thomas, eds., A Companion to Comparative Literature. Pp. 120-35. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.
“When? Where? What?” In Janet Halley and Andrew Parker, eds., After Sex? On Writing since Queer Theory. Pp. 221-44. Durham: Duke University Press. 2011.
“Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality in the Third Person.” Representations 109 (Winter 2010): 95-121.
Professor Lucey was also the founding director of Berkeleyâ€™s Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, which sponsors lectures, conferences, fellowships and workshops.