“Before starting her PhD at Yale, Jeanne graduated from École Normale Supérieure in Paris. She holds a B.A. in English and a Masters in Literary Theory. Her two Master’s theses dealt with the campus novel (Lodge, Lurie, Houellebecq), and Paul Auster’s 4 3 2 1.
Her current research focuses on the 20th and 21st century French and American novel, and its intersection with intellectual history. She’s especially interested in fictional representations of academia and literary life, cultural interactions between France and the US, and the politicization of literature as an instrument of power. “