Name: Isabelle de Courtivron
    Title: Professor Emerita of French Studies
    Ann F. Friedlaender Professor in the Humanities
    MacVicar Faculty Fellow
    Director Emerita of CB/BS
    Email: decourt@mit.edu

Isabelle de Courtivron has a Ph.D. from Brown University. She is currently a MacVicar scholar and the Friedlaender Professor of the Humanities at MIT where she has taught since 1979. She was the Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT for 10 years. At Brown, Wellesley, Harvard and MIT, she taught French Studies (literature, culture, film), Comparative Literature, Women’s Studies, Life Writing, and Bilingual Studies. In 2000, she created the Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies. She is the author of numerous articles and several books that focus on women writers, including Violette Leduc and Clara Malraux. She has co-edited two books on French feminist theory, and two issues of SITES:The Journal of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. She has also edited a collection of essays entitled: Lives in Translation: Bilingual Writers on Identity and Creativity. Her latest article, “The Incomplete Return,” appeared in Life Writing: Special Issue on Writing Lives in National and Global Framework. (2007)


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