Eighteenth-Century French literature; Seventeenth-Century French literature; theater; literature pedagogy
Nineteenth-century French literature, linguistics, interaction between linguistics and literature, French symbolism, French symbolist theater, Proustian style, Proust, twentieth-century French literature
…PhD, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University, 2005.
Diplôme d’études approfondies, French literature, Université Paris 8, 2003.
BA, Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German), University of Cambridge, 1998….
…Constraining Chance: Georges Perec and the Oulipo. Northwestern UP, 2009.
The Documentary Imagination in Twentieth-Century French Literature: Writing with Facts. Oxford UP, 2020….
French literature, nonfiction, autobiography, experimental literature, Oulipo
Sixteenth-century French literature, visual culture, emblematics, architectural history, spatial theory, domesticity, French cinema.
…Professor of French Literature and Digital Humanities…
French Literature and Intellectual History, Digital Humanities, Book History.
Higher education reform, digital humanities, scholarly communication, contemporary French literature, comparative literature
…Vol. 5 (July 2011). Peer-reviewed book chapters: ‘Frontière humaine: Race, Nation, and the Shape of Representation in Claude Cahun,’ in Sami Sjöberg and Mark Gelbers (eds.), The Avant-Garde and the Jews (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming 2016). ‘Real and Ideal Spaces: Writing, embodiment, and the beach in contemporary French literature,’ Sophie Fuggle (ed.), La Ligne d’écume: Towards a new topography of the French beach (London: Pavement Books, forthcoming 2016). ‘The Death of Desire: The erotic extreme in Michel Houellebecq’s Platforme,’ Russell Williams (ed.), The Contemporary Extreme (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012). …
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature and visual culture, Jewish studies, comparative literature, global and transnational modernisms, and the avant-garde
…PhD, French Literature, Princeton University, 2018
MA, French Literature, Princeton University, 2013
BA, French Literature, Mathematics, and Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University, 2011…
Natalie Berkman is a higher education specialist, currently working as the Directrice pédagogique (Academic Manager) at SAE Institute Paris. With almost a decade of experience in pedagogy, curriculum design, research, mentoring, and academic administration, she is also currently consulting with ViaX and Crimson Education. Natalie earned her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University with a triple major in French Literature, Mathematics, and Writing Seminars in 2011 and an M.A. in French Literature from Princeton University in 2013. She completed her Ph.D. in French Literature at Princeton University with a dissertation on the mathematical methods of the OuLiPo (Ouvoir de Littérature Potentielle), recently selected as the winner of the 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French Studies and under contract with Peter Lang Oxford (forthcoming in 2021). Her secondary research interests include Digital Humanities, video game studies, and Italian studies.
My research interests include medieval and nineteenth-century French literature and cultural studies, the reception of medieval art, architecture, and literature in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and America, early photojournalism, celebrity interviews, European and American writer house museums, naturalism, decadence, mysticism, cabaret culture, nineteenth-century French theater, the collection and study of Asian art in nineteenth-century France, and global food politics and sustainability studies. I teach a variety of courses from Beginning French I to advanced French language, literature, and culture courses with particular emphasis on the medieval period and the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I currently serve as Book Review Coeditor for the journal Nineteenth-Century French Studies and as a board member of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association.
…es Lumières catholiques et le roman français, editor Isabelle Tremblay, SVEC, Voltaire Foundation: Oxford University Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 2019.
3. “L’hybridité romanesque et la Querelle des femmes dans les mémoires de l’abbé de Villiers et de la comtesse de Murat.” editor Jeanne Garane, French Literature Series, “Hybrid Genres/ L’Hybridité des genres (42), Brill/Rodopi, 2018.
4. “Entre le rire et la subversion. Le changement de sexe dans les épopées italiennes et françaises du XIVe au XVIe siècle.” L’Hermaphrodite de la Renaissance aux Lumières. Ed. Marianne Closson, Paris: Classiques Garnier…
Valentina Denzel is an Associate Professor of French Literature (17th and 18th century) at the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. Her fields of interest are Italian and French Literatures (15th – 18th century), Queer and Gender Studies, Querelle des femmes, the libertine novel, travelogues, and popular cultures. In her book Les mille et un visages de la virago. Marfisa et Bradamante entre continuation et variation, Garnier Classique 2016, she analyzes the evolution of the representation of the woman warrior in French and Italian literatures from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment by taking into consideration the political and historical context of this evolution and the symbolic value of the woman warrior in each specific time period. Valentina’s second book project examines the impact of the Marquis de Sade on the punk and post-punk movements, as well as on punk-porn feminism and comic books in France, the UK, and the US.