Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Pomona College, I teach in the areas of late nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century French literature, art and culture. In 2017-2018, my main goal is to work on my second book project.


  • Ph.D. in French, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University ; Dissertation: “L’Impressionnisme littéraire: capture de l’insaisissable”, Advisor: David F. Bell (2008)

  • DEA de Lettres Modernes, Mention très bien (with honors), Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III (2002)

  • M.A. in French, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent State University  (2001)

  • Maîtrise FLE (French ESL Master), Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III (2000)

Other Publications

Book L’Impressionnisme littéraire. Paris : Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2013.

Edited collections

  • Co-editor (and co-writer of the introduction) of the Mélusine special issue devoted to gender in Surrealism: Masculin-Fémin, Mélusine XXXVI. Paris: L’Age d’Homme, 2016.

  • Editor of the Romantisme special issue devoted to young-girl’s knowledge: Savoirs de jeunes filles, Romantisme. N0 Paris: Armand Collin, 2014.

  • Co-editor, co-reviewer (along with my research group colleagues) and publisher of chosen articles devoted to young women and their knowledge, on the website Savoirs des femmes in the fall of 2013. < http://savoirsdesfemmes.org>

  • Editor of the Oscholars special issue on the myth of Salomé, published online in the spring of 2013: < http://oscholars-oscholars.com/special-issues/salome/contents-table-des-matieres/>

Peer-reviewed articles


My research mainly deals with the relation between texts, images and aesthetics in the Avant-gardes. I am currently working on a literary, artistic and cultural pursuit of the color yellow.

Virginie Pouzet-Duzer

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