Carole Allamand

Associate Professor of French

Office: AB 4184, CAC 

Phone: (848) 932-3544

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B.A., M.A., University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ph.D., Cornell University

Fields of Research:

XXth and XXIst-century fiction, autobiography, literature and psychoanalysis, animal studies

My essay on autobiographical referentiality –Le “Pacte” de Philippe Lejeune ou l’autobiographie en théorie– recently appeared in the new series “Textes Critiques Français” published by the Éditions Honoré Champion. I am currently working on two book projects. The first one, situated in the field of critical animal studies, examines the connection between the representation(s) of animals in 20th and 21st-century literature and the critique of the anthropomorphic taboo led by many ethologists of this period. The second manuscript, closely related to my interest in, and practice of, fiction writing, is a narrative essay on hoarding.

Books (click on image for details):

Le “Pacte” de Philippe Lejeune ou l’autobiographie en théorie




Other Publications:

Graduate Courses:

  • New Literary Animals
  • Autobiography and Fiction
  • Silence(s)
  • Autobiography and Its Discontents
  • The French Realist and Naturalist Novel: Flaubert, Zola, Huysmans. (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio)
  • French Dreams of America (taught at the World Languages Institute)

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Autobiography and the Internet
  • The French Crime Novel
  • Aspects of French Literature I and II
  • The French Novel
  • French Theater
  • Childhood Memories
  • French Civilization


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