Angela Hunter

Angela Hunter, PhD 

Associate Professor and English and currently Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for Faculty Relations and Administration

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature (minor certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies), Emory University (2004)
  • M.A. French Literature, New York University (1997)
  • B.A. with honors in Comparative Literature (minor in Women Studies), Colorado College (magna cum laude) (1994)

Areas of Focus

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

Research Interests

My current research engages with feminist theory and the work of Louise Dupin (18th-century writer of an unpublished feminist treatise). I also work on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and on 19th-century French literature.

Selected Publications

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