Amanda is a Ph.D. candidate in French/Francophone Studies, with a minor in Critical Theory. Her primary research areas include twentieth and twenty-first-century French/Francophone fiction, the literary fantastic, and ecocriticism. Amanda’s dissertation re-thinks the fantastic genre through its examination of political, environmental and social issues in contemporary French and Francophone fantastic novels (projected defense April 2020). She has published articles on the sublime in 17th-century representations of Louis XIV and the relationship between art and love in Proust’s La Prisonnière. Before coming to Indiana University, Amanda received an M.A. in French Literature (NYU, 2014) and a B.A. in French (Davidson College, 2012).
Ph.D. Candidate, French/Francophone Studies