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Amanda Vredenburgh

Amanda Vredenburgh

Ph.D., French and Francophone Studies, Indiana University
MA in French Literature, New York University
Assistant Professor of French

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
605 Agnes Arnold Hall
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Biographical Summary

Amanda Vredenburgh is a scholar of contemporary French and Francophone Studies. She received her PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington and MA from NYU. Her research focuses on the fantastic genre, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies. She is currently working on a book project that rethinks the fantastic genre through its examination of environmental, political, and social issues in the novels of Marie Darrieussecq, Marie NDiaye, and Antoine Volodine.


Dr. Vredenburgh teaches courses on French and Francophone cinema and literature, contemporary France, and advanced language.

Research Interests

The fantastic genre, ecocriticism, postcolonial studies, migration and border studies, the Indian Ocean.

Selected Publications

Recent Articles

  • “‘C’est moi, Khady Demba’ : genre, identité, et migration chez Marie NDiaye.” Nouvelles Études Francophones, no. 37.2, 2022, p. 86-100.
  • “Mourning the Loss of the Land in Le Clézio’s ‘Villa Aurore’ and ‘Orlamonde.’” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: SITES, no. 25.4, 2021, p. 441-449.
  • “Marie Darrieussecq’s Fantastic Approach to the Environmental Crisis.” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: SITES, no. 24.5, 2020, p. 651-659.
  • “Un discours ‘de majesté’ : Le sublime royal dans les expressions de l’absolutisme sous Louis XIV.” Romanic Review, no. 111.2, Sept. 2020, p. 227-248. (co-authored with Hall Bjørnstad)
  • “The Fantastic Bestialization of the Biopolitical Subject in Marie Darrieussecq’s Truismes.” Romance Notes, no. 59.1, 2019, p. 163-172.
  • “‘La Communication des âmes’ à travers l’art et l’amour dans La Prisonnière.” Bulletin Marcel Proust, no. 67, 2017, p. 79-84.