Anne Brancky

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
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Anne Brancky completed a BA in French at DePaul University in Chicago, and went on to receive her MA and PhD in French literature at New York University. Her recent teaching and research have focused on literature and crime, visual cultures, autotheory and political self-writing, feminist theory and praxis, television, and the reciprocal relationship between French-language literature and the popular media in the 20th and 21st centuries. She also teaches in the Women’s Studies Program.

Her work has been published in Modern Language Studies, The French Review, Interférences Littéraires and the collected volumes Marguerite Duras et le fait divers (Minard, 2020) and French Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century (University of Delaware Press, 2017). Her book, The Crimes of Marguerite Duras: Literature and the Media in Twentieth-Century France, is now available from Cambridge University Press. 

BA, DePaul University; MA, MPhil, PhD, New York University
At Vassar since 2014


Chicago Hall
Box 705
By appointment

Research and Academic Interests

20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone Literatures
Literature and the Media
Visual Cultures
Popular Culture
The Fait Divers
Feminist Theory and Queer Theory
Autobiographical Writing


FFS 206 Intermediate French II
FFS 380 Adventures in Autofiction and Autotheory

Grants, Fellowships, Honors, Awards

Professor Brancky is the author of The Crimes of Marguerite Duras
Anne Brancky, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, is the author of The Crimes of Marguerite Duras: Literature and Media in Twentieth-Century France, recently published by Cambridge University Press. This work explores a new framework for analyzing Duras’ literary works and journalism.


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