Thangam Ravindranathan



Thangam Ravindranathan holds a dual Ph.D. in Comparative Literature/Modern French from the University of Pennsylvania and Université de Paris VIII. Her research and teaching focus on 20th- and 21st-century literature and criticism/theory; poetry; narratives of travel; the contemporary novel; the question of the animal. She is the author of a book titled Là où je ne suis pas: récits de dévoyage (Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2012), a reflection on the exhausted thematics of travel in modern and contemporary French writing (from Jules Verne to François Bon), and essays on Georges Perec, Henri Michaux, Michel Leiris, Francis Ponge, J.M. Coetzee, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Marie Ndiaye and Éric Chevillard. She is presently completing a book on the animal in the contemporary novel (Toussaint, Chevillard, Ndiaye, Darrieussecq). Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Program.  >>More information

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