Carole Delaitre

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Before starting her PhD at Yale, Carole graduated from the École Normale Supérieure (Ulm) in 2014 and earned a “Maitrise de Lettres Modernes” from the University of Paris-IV Sorbonne (2012).  She wrote her master thesis on two poetic collections by Louis Aragon, Le Roman inachevé and Les Poètes, and focused her research on the close relationship between identity crisis and the redefinition of the literary genre. She was also a Visiting Lecturer at Smith College for two years and a Teaching Assistant at UMass Amherst for one year.

Her dissertation examines the representation and criticism of mass tourism in the works of Jean-Paul Sartre, Violette Leduc, Michel Houellebecq and Marie NDiaye. Her research interest includes 20th and 21st century French and Francophone Literature, travel writing, spatial theory, and the redefinition of literary genres.