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Anne Brancky Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

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. At the intersections of literary criticism, gender studies, media studies and cultural studies, her recent work has considered the way that modes of reading and writing move among genres and media in the 20th and 21st-centuries. She has focused on media intertexts, adaptation and the interaction between literature and the press in the works of J.M.G. Le Clézio, Claire Denis, Jean-Luc Nancy, Céline Sciamma, Maïwenn, Marguerite Duras and Virginie Despentes. Her current book project studies Marguerite Duras’s relationship to popular crime writing and mass media.

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


Research and Academic Interests

  • 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone Literatures
  • Visual Cultures
  • Literature and the Media
  • French and Francophone Film
  • The Fait Divers
  • Crime
  • Feminist Theory and Queer Theory


  • FFS 206. Intermediate French II
  • FFS 210. The Francophone World Through Text, Sound, and Image
  • FFS 394. Independent Work on Post-Study Away Projects


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Photo: Karl Rabe/Vassar College
Photo: Karl Rabe/Vassar College