Pierre Azou

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Pierre Azou is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of French and Italian.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (2012) and a master’s degree in Public Affairs (2014) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.), as well as a master’s degree in French Literature from the Université La Sorbonne-Paris IV (2017).

From a critical theory perspective, he is broadly interested in the relationship between literature, cinema and politics as it evolved from the start of the 20th century to the present, and more specifically in their interaction when addressing (or giving birth to) extreme phenomena — from the Revolution to climate change to terrorism.

Other interests include: Feminism and Masculinity, Posthumanism, Animal studies, Film noir, Catholic writers...