Intellectual Heritage, French, Literature, Philosophy, Film, Comparative Literature
Genevieve Amaral received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies and French from Northwestern University. Her research interests include the relationship between philosophy, politics and literature, the French modern novel and avant-garde, and cinema. She has published articles on Georges Bataille and Edgar Allan Poe. Her current project investigates anachronistic figures of aristocracy in French literature, film and thought of the interwar period.
“Leur anachronisme devient flagrant:” Georges Bataille, Aristocracy, and Writing in the Interwar Period.” Neohelicon, vol. 42, no. 1, 2015, pp. 129-144.
"Edgar Allan Poe's Fear of Texts: 'The Man of the Crowd' as Literary Monster." The Comparatist, vol. 35, 2011, pp. 227-238.