Foreign Languages and Literature

FavreIsabelle Favre, an associate Professor of French originally from Switzerland, received her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her specialty is Francophone literature; she is mainly interested in the theoretical aspects of textual variety within the same language.
She teaches courses on literature and film from the Caribbean, French Guiana, Africa, Québec, Switzerland and France.   She is the author of two books La différance francophone (University Press of the South, 2001) and De la Guyane à la diaspora africaine: écrits du silence (Karthala 2002) written in collaboration with Florence Martin.
In journals’ publications, she covers topics such as the Rwandan genocide viewed through literature and philosophy, creativity and madness, postmodern kitsch, gender issues in African cinema, testimony as a genre etc. She is presently working on the concept of “autofiction” as used in illness narratives.       

Dr. Isabelle Favre