20th Century Literature, History, Culture, Memory, in palrticular the German Occupation of France (women, children in war, the body, Resistance); "Assimilation" of North Africans in France; the Relationship of France to its former colony and protectorates in North Africa; contemporary politics. 19th Century literature, historiography, history and culture: novels, memoirs, essays.
- Recent Papers, Books and Preprints
- When History and Fiction are Mixed Up: A presentation of my book on Jean Zay and his family (1980's), edited by David Harlan,
- The New History,
in Columbia Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Thought, edited by Lawrence Kritzman
- The Assassination of Jean Zay
(2004), Under review with two French publishers: Editions verticales, Editions complexe [abs].
- Me and Not Me: The Narrator of Critical and Historical Fiction,
in Confessions of the Critics, edited by H. Aram Veeser
pp. 148-156, New York: Routledge.