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Department of French and Italian

Genevieve Amaral

Genevieve is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literary Studies and French. She received her B.A. from the University of Toronto in Literary Studies and Philosophy in 2005, and her M.A. in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College in 2006. She spent 2011-2012 in France with the Paris Program in Critical Theory. Her interests include continental philosophy, in particular phenomenology and hermeneutics; questions relating history, literature and politics; the avant-garde novel; and French, German and English literature from the late nineteenth century to 1960. She has published "Edgar Allan Poe's Fear of Texts: The Man of the Crowd as Literary Monster" in the June 2011 issue of The Comparatist, and is currently at work on her dissertation, tentatively entitled "Flagrant Anachronism: the Aristocrat in interwar French writing and film."