Annabelle Dolidon

Associate Professor of French

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 language pedagogy.

In her research, she has explored 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 current project focuses on contemporary French science fiction, analyzing social structures, relations between Man and the environment, and manipulations of the body.

Peer-reviewed articles:

“Challenging Societies of Control in French Science Fiction: The Work of Sylvie Denis. The French Review. Vol 89, No. 2, December 2015.

“The Postmodern Farmer and the Production of Rural France in The Girl from Paris” The French Review, Vol 86, No. 5, April 2013, pp912-922.

“Être ou « à-paraître » : traces de l’hésitation dans Le Pays et White de Marie Darrieussecq” Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol 49, No. 1, January 2012, pp3-17. 

“Barthesian Idiorrythmic Forms of Micro-Resistance in the Work of Jocelyne François” The Forum For Modern Language Studies, Vol 46, No. 3, June 2010, pp 310-320.

“Shifting Wittigian binaries: abstraction and re-materialization of the Lesbian body in Zande Zeig’s The Girl” Feminist Review, Vol 92, No. 1, July 2009, pp.72-90.

Book reviews:

“Transhumanims and Its Ethical Delimmas.” (About) Hottois, Gilbert with Jean-Noël Missa and Laurence Perbal (dir.). L’humain et ses préfixes : une encyclopédie du trans/posthumanisme. In Science Fiction Studies. To be published July 2016.

“Technoscience, Philosophy and Science Fiction.” (About) Hottois, Gilbert. Généalogies philosophique, politique et imaginaire de la technoscience. In Science Fiction Studies, No. 125, Vol. 42, Part 1, March 2015.

(About) Vas-Deyres, Natacha. Ces Français qui ont écrit demaine : Utopie, anticipation et science-fiction au XXè siècle. In The French Review. Vol. 88, No. 3, March 2015.

(About) Simon Bréan. La Science-Fiction en France: théorie et histoire d’une littérature. In The French Review. Vol. 87, No. 4, May 2014.

Peer-reviewed textbooks:

Main author – En Avant! 2d edition, first-year French method with Bruce Anderson (first main author). McGraw Hill Publishing, January 2015.

Main author – Tu sais quoi ?!, for the French conversation class (third-year language level) with Norma Lopez-Burton (second author). Yale University Press, April 2012.

Peer-reviewed textbook contributions:

En Avant! 1st ed. First-Year French textbook by main author Bruce Anderson, Ph.D. published by McGraw-Hill, Summer 2011. Details of the contributions: selection of readings and creation of reading activities for the workbook; cultural segments for the book, other listening and reading activities for the workbook.

  • M.A. French
    University of Notre Dame
  • Ph.D. French
    UC Davis