Hunter, Angela

Angela Hunter, PhD

Interim Chair

Director of Masters of
Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)
Rank: Associate Professor
Office: 501-P Stabler Hall
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Comparative Literature (minor in Psychoanalytic Studies), 2004
Emory University

M.A. French Literature, 1997
New York University

B.A. Comparative Literature (minor in Women Studies), 1994
Colorado College (magna cum laude)

Areas of Focus

Comparative Literature; Literary Theory; Feminist Philosophy; 20th-century French thought; Psychoanalysis; 18th-19th-century French literature; Epistolarity

Research Interests

My recent research engages with feminist theory and the work of Louise Dupin (18th-century writer of an unpublished feminist treatise). I am also translating a novel from French to English, developing my work on Jacques Derrida, and dabbling in feminist and critical race analyses of the comic series and tv show, The Walking Dead.  I am also interested in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory.

Selected Professional Activities

2011 “Reading, Marks, Love: Rousseau, Stendhal, Baudelaire”, Oxford Literary Review, vol 33.1, 2011.

2010 “Invito Spectatore: Scenes of Love in the Lettre à d’Alembert sur les spectacles,” Romance Notes, 50 (2), Winter 2010

2010  Book Review of John Schad, Someone Called Derrida (Sussex, 2007). Derrida Today. Vol. 3(1), May 2010

2009 “The Unfinished Work on Louise Marie-Madeleine Dupin’s Unfinished Ouvrage sur les femmes,” Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 43(1), Fall 2009

2008 “Signs of Reading and the Subject of Love in Stendhal’s De l’Amour.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 36.3-4

2007 “Rousseau’s Queer Bottom: Sexual Difference in the Confessions.” Volume XXXIV of French Literature Series. Rodopi Press

2005 “Where to Place Feminine Sexuality?: (Re)reading Encore.” Review Essay on Reading Seminar XX: Lacan’s Major Work on Love, Knowledge and Feminine Sexuality (SUNY, 2004). In Journal of Lacanian Studies