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Anne Garreta, Research Professor of Literature

Anne Garreta

Please note: Anne has left the "Romance Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Anne Garréta, did her License de Lettres at the Université Paris 4 (Sorbonne), her Maitrise and her D.E.A at the Université Paris 7 (Diderot) before moving to the US and pursuing her PhD there.
She has taught at Princeton, the University of Virginia (Charlottesville) before coming to Duke. She teaches regularly in France at the Université Rennes 2, and more recently at Paris 7 (Diderot).
A writer, she has published half a dozen novels, starting with Sphinx in 1986, some of which have been translated into Japanese, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, German... Two of these novels have recently appeared in English and been reviewed in the London Review of Books, the TLS, Lambda Literary, Bomb magazine, Kenyon Review, etc.
Pas un jour was awarded the Prix Medicis in 2002; in translation (Not One Day) it was nominated in 2018 as finalist for 3 prizes (Lambda Literary Prize, Albertine Prize, and French-American Foundation Translation Prize).
She was elected to the OULIPO [Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle] in 2002 and to the jury of the Prix Medicis in 2011.
Her current research interests include:

  • the history and theory of the novel
  • the Enlightenment (Rousseau and Diderot in particular)
  • the relationships between literature and the sciences
  • contemporary cultural figures/practices such as DJ'ing, EDM, Electro
  • the philosophical genealogy of current critical concepts and problems
  • Gender and Queer theory

Contact Info:
Office Location:  101D Friedl Bldg, Literature Program, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Teaching (Spring 2024):

  • LIT 321.01, SAMPLE & REMIX Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 102, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as ISS 321.01, MUSIC 321.01, ROMST 322.01, VMS 324.01)
  • LIT 576S.01, THEORY & AESTHETICS Synopsis
    West Duke 108A, Th 10:20 AM-12:50 PM
    (also cross-listed as ISS 576S.01, ROMST 576S.01, VMS 576S.01)

Ph.D.New York University1988

Modern and Contemporary
Gender Studies, Feminism, Women Studies, Queer Studies
Sciences, Technologies
The Enlightenment in a Global Perspective
Film, Media and Visual Studies
Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
Critical Theory, Philosophy
Research Interests:

18th c. Literature 20th c. and contemporary Literature History of ideas Literary theory History and theory of the Novel Queer theory Oulipian texts Literature and Technology

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Garreta, AF; Roubaud, J, Eros mélancolique (2009), Grasset (novel.)
  2. Garreta, AF, Autofiction : la Ford intérieure et le self roman, in Genèse et autofiction, edited by Viollet, C; Jeanelle, J-L (2007), Academia Bruylant
  3. Garreta, AF, On Bookselves, McSweeney’s no. 21 (2007) (/previously published as “Impensé/Déclassé” in La Bibliothèque oulipienne n°127/.)
  4. Garreta, AF, Autonomy and its discontent, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 104 no. 4 (Fall, 2005), pp. 723-733, Duke University Press [doi]
  5. Garreta, AF, Paul Bénichou, Romantiques français, Libération (January, 2005)
  6. Garreta, AF, La vraie nature de Colette, Libération (July, 2004)
  7. Garreta, AF, La loi, la norme, le néologisme, Cahiers de l’Unebévue, vol. – L’amour de loin du Dr. L.– (2004)
  8. Garreta, AF, A feeling of vertigo seized me as I looked down, in The Proust Project, Helen Marx Books –, edited by Aciman, A (2004), Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
  9. Garreta, AF, Pas un jour (2002), Grasset (Prix Médicis.)
  10. Garreta, AF, Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques: Individu, identité et référence du nom propre, in Lectures de Rousseau, edited by Brouard-Arends, I (2003), Presses Universitaires de Rennes
  11. Garreta, AF, Re-enchanting the Republic: PACS, Parité & Symbolic, Yale French Studies no. 100 (2001)
  12. Garreta, AF, La Décomposition (1999), Grasset (novel.)
  13. Garreta, A, Sphinx (April, 2015), pp. 152 pages, Deep Vellum Publishing, ISBN 1941920098 (novel.)  [abs]

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