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Faculty: Alice Y Kaplan  

Alice Y Kaplan
Title: Emeritus Professor of Romance Studies and Literature
Office Location: 117 Languages Building
Office Phone: +1 919 684 4228
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  • PhD, French Yale University, 1981
  • BA in French, University of California - Berkeley, 1975
  • Year of Study, UniversitĂ© de Bordeaux III, Bordeaux, France, 1973

Research Interests:  

Professor of Romance Studies and Literature (Ph.D., Yale, 1981). Her research interests include memory and history in post-World War II France, autobiography, and the cultural history of translation; her graduate seminars have focused on issues in cultural studies, twentieth century French literature (Proust, CĂ©line, and Camus), theories of fascism, and autobiography. Her books include Reproductions of Banality: Fascism, Literature, and French Intellectual Life (1986); French Lessons (1993; The Collaborator: the trial and execution of Robert Brasillach (2000) which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history, and The Interpreter (2005). Kaplan was the founding director of Duke's Center for French and Francophone Studies; she is a member of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary and serves on the editorial board of SAQ.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)


  • A. Kaplan. L'Interprete".  Gallimard, April, 2007 .
Articles Accepted in Journal
  • A. Kaplan. "Lady of the Lake." The American Scholar 76.4 (September 22, 2007): 71-83.
  • A. Kaplan. "A Scholar's Paris." The Chronicle for Higher Education The Academic Life Supplement (September 14, 2007): 26-34.
Articles Accepted in Collection
  • A. Kaplan. "Through French Eyes: Gender, Race, and American Justice in Liberated France." In the War Zone (in press).. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
  • A. Kaplan, Authors on Record [interview by Ellen Fried]. Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Record Administration  (March, 2007).

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