Talking about Race in Nineteenth-Century France: Ethics and the Impact of Distance
Jennifer Yee, University of Oxford
Jennifer Yee is Professor of Literature in French at the University of Oxford. She completed her undergraduate studies in Sydney and her postgraduate studies in Paris. Her main research and teaching fields are in literature in French from 1721 to the present, with particular interests in colonialism and postcolonial issues, orientalism, exoticism, métissage, material objects, and the relationship between writing and the visual. Her latest book, The Colonial Comedy: Imperialism in the French Realist Novel, was published with Oxford University Press in 2016. She is also the author of Clichés de la femme exotique: un regard sur la littérature coloniale française entre 1871 et 1914 (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2000), Exotic Subversions in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction (Legenda, 2008) and co-editor of France and ‘Indochina’: Cultural Representations (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2005). She is currently working on an edited volume on French Decadence in Global Context: Colonialism and Exoticism, as well as a monograph on the figure of the Oriental Despot. She has published articles and chapters on subjects that include colonial literature, colonial postcards, Indochina, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Balzac, Zola and Cixous.
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