Ann JeffersonMA DPhil Oxf, FBA
Tutor in French; Professor of French Literature
Ann Jefferson has been Fellow in French at New College since 1987 and is a Professor of French in the Faculty of Modern Languages. She has held visiting professorships at Columbia University and the Sorbonne and is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Her teaching covers the modern period (C19th and C20th)of French literature and she also teaches French language at all levels.
She has research interests in French literature and thought from the eighteenth century to the present. She is currently writing a book on the history of the idea of genius in France.
- Biography and the Question of Literature in France (Oxford University Press, 2007)
- Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction and Theory: Questions of Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
- Editor, Nathalie Sarraute, Œuvres complètes, under the general editorship of Jean-Yves Tadié in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, a revised and expanded edition of this volume is currently forthcoming (Gallimard Pléiade, 1996)
- Reading Realism in Stendhal (Cambridge University Press, 1988)
- With David Robey and others, Modern Literary Theory: A Comparative Introduction (Batsford, 1982, revised and enlarged edition, 1986)
- The Nouveau Roman and the Poetics of Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 1980)
Telephone: 01865 279521
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