Faculty Bio

Anne Brancky

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Anne Brancky completed a B.A. in French at Depaul University in Chicago, and went on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. 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 such writers and filmmakers as J.M.G. Le Clézio, Claire Denis, Jean-Luc Nancy, Céline Sciamma, Maïwenn, Marguerite Duras and Virginie Despentes.

Her work has been published in the review Interférences Littéraires and the collected volume French Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century (University of Delaware Press, 2017). She has essays forthcoming in The French Review and Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: Sites. She is currently writing a book on Marguerite Duras’s relationship to popular crime writing and mass media.

Professor Brancky also teaches in the Women’s Studies Program.