Rosemarie Scullion

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Associate Professor
French & Italian
467 Phillips Hall
(319) 335-2262

Rosemarie Scullion's research and teaching interests focus on twentieth-century French literary and cultural studies, French women writers and feminist theory, contemporary European literary theory, French cinema, and modern French history and historiography. Rosemarie's publications include a co-edited book on French modernist novel Louise-Ferdinand Céline entitled Céline and the Politics of Difference (1995), to which she contributed a chapter on the sexual politics inflecting the author's anti-Semitic discourse and his fascination with ballet and the ballerina's body. She has also published on French writer Marguerite Duras, philosopher Michel Foucault, gender in French cinema, and the history and memory of the Nazi Occupation of France during World War II. Current research projects include two books, the first on developments in Western "carceral modernity," and the second, a new project dealing with French intellectuals and their involvement in revolutionary movements in the developing world during the Cold War. Recent publications include an edited special issue of SubStance entitled Demythologizing the Occupation: Literature, Culture and the Memory of Vichy France and a Co-edited issue of Studies in Twentieth Century Literature entitled Memory in Context: Occupation and Empire in France and the Francophone World. She is also co-editing a special issue of South Central Review entitled "Cinéma Engagé: Social Critique and Political Activism in French and Francophone Cinema," to which she is contributing an essay on Marguerite Duras's and Alain Resnais's 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour.

In the coming years, Scullion plans to offer students in Women's Studies new courses on Gender and Sexuality in French cinema, French Feminist Theory, The Sexual Politics of European Fascism, and on Feminist Appropriations of Contemporary European Literary and Cultural Theory.


French Women Writers of the Twentieth Century
Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema
Critical Approaches to French Literature
The Modern French Novel
Tales of Love in French Literature
The Politics of Revolt in Twentieth-Century French Drama
Strange Defeat: France Under Nazi Occupation, 1940-44
The Holocaust in French Literature and Film
New Historicisms in France from the Annales to Foucault and Beyond
Configuring Class Difference in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French Literature and Cinema
Marcel Proust and the Sign