Liliane Ehrhart is a 6th-year Ph.D. candidate. Her dissertation, “The Wax Figures’ Effects,” written under the supervision of Thomas Trezise, investigates wax figures in modern times, through a series of case studies in literature and arts (Edgar Degas, Nathalie Sarraute, Hervé Guibert, and Marc Quinn). Her work is at the intersection of literary, visual, material cultures, and cultural anthropology with an emphasis on the representations of the human body, folk beliefs, and responses towards objects and images.
Her other areas of specialization include 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Literature (the autofiction, the fantastic, narratives of illness in literature and film), American and French Film History (fiction and non-fiction), and theories of realism.
Liliane comes from Paris, where she graduated with a B.A in Literature and Arts (Université Paris 7). She also earned an M.A. in History, Philosophy and Museum Studies (ENS Lyon), and a one-year M.A. in French and Francophone Studies (Bryn Mawr College).
At Princeton, she is an ECS Graduate Affiliate (European Culture Studies), and the founder of both the French & Francophone Film Series and the FIT Works-in-Progress Sessions.