Lynn A. Higgins

Edward Tuck Professor of French
Professor of Comparative Literature and Film 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
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Administration: 
Dean of Faculty
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.