Lynn A. Higgins

Associate Dean of Faculty for International and Interdisciplinary Studies
Edward Tuck Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Professor of Film and Media Studies

My teaching interests include French cinema, women filmmakers, 20th-century novel, literary criticism and theory, literature and national identity.

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Department(s): 
Comparative Literature
Film and Media Studies
French and Italian
Education: 
B.A. Oberlin College
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

Book: Bertrand Tavernier (Manchester U. Press, U.K.; U.S. distributor Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Book: New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France (U. of Nebraska Press, 1996).

Book: Rape and Representation , edited with B Silver, and contributor, (Columbia U. Press, 1991; paperback 1993).

Book Chapter: “Lieu de mémoire et géographie imaginaire dans Dora Bruder ,” Cahiers du Centre de Recherche: Etudes sur le roman du second demi-siècle , (2005) 397-405.

Article: “Documentary in an age of Terror,” South Central Review , 22:2 (2005) 20-38.

Article: "Studia Filmoznawcze," Tavernier's Doubt, (Warsaw, Poland), special issue on Film and Religion, spring 2004.

Article: "Lieux de mémoire et géographie imaginaire dans Dora Bruder," Cahiers du Centre de Recherche: Etudes sur le Roman du Second Demi-Siècle, (Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle), in press, spring 2004.

Article: "Screening America," French Cultural Studies (UK), 14:3 (Fall 2003).

Article: "Women Filmmakers Remember the Occupation" [on Chantal Akerman and Diane Kurys], Modern and Contemporary France (UK), special issue on "Gendering the Occupation," vol. 7, no. 1 (1999).

Article: "The Barbie Affair and the Trials of Memory," in Fascism's Return: Scandal, Revision and Ideology Since 1980, edited by Richard J. Golsan. University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

Article: "New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Presentation of History in Postwar France," Lincoln NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Modern Language Association Scaglione Prize for best book in French & Francophone Studies, 1997.

Article: "Pagnol and the Paradoxes of Frenchness," Identitiy Papers: Scenes of Contested Nationhood in Twentieth-Century France, edited by Tom Conley & Steven Ungar. University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Article: "Rape and Representation," co-edited with Brenda R. Silver (Columbia University Press, 1991 and 1993).

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Works in progress

Book project:Aurenchébost and Canon-Formation in French Cinema" (on the scriptwriting team Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost).

Article: "Bertrand Tavernier," Manchester, England: Manchester University Press series on French filmmakers, forthcoming.

Article: “Irène Némirovsky’s David Golder from Novel to Film and Back,” Yale French Studies forthcoming winter 2012.