Annabelle Dolidon (2008), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of French. Ph.D. 2008
University of California David
Annabelle Dolidon received her Ph.D. from UC Davis in 20th-and- 21st century French and Francophone literature, with a designated emphasis in Feminist and Critical Theory. She received her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in French Studies. Dr. Dolidon specializes in post-WWII novels, and has interests in Film Studies and Queer Theory as well as language teaching. She is currently the coordinator of the First-Year French language program at PSU, and teaches courses in French language and literature.
Her research explores prose literature by French women such as Monique Wittig, Jocelyne François and Marie Darrieussecq, developing close-text analysis of their novels and studying their approach to gender difference, temporality and the act of writing. Her first article, on the movie The Girl, co-written by Monique Wittig, was published in the Summer edition of the The Feminist Review (2009). Her future projects take new directions based on former research, and include a study of representations of rural France in literature and films.