I am an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of French at the University of Toronto. I teach Québec literature and culture.
Born in Lyon, France, I studied at the Université Lyon 2 Lumière. After receiving my PhD from the Université Laval in 2016, I took a one-year position as a postdoctoral fellow at the University de Sherbrooke, and a two-year position as a Banting postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal. I joined the University of Toronto in 2019.
My work is mainly focused on nineteenth and twentieth century Québec literature; women’s writing and cultural practices; magazines studies; celebrity culture; and middlebrow literary culture. I am especially interested in the construction of cultural hierarchies, and the relationship between print history, poetic, gender and cultural value. My first book, De l’amour et de l’audace. Femmes et roman au Québec dans les années 1930, provides a new perspective about the emergence of modern women and particularly writers in this cultural period in Québec that occurred in a significant timeframe, between two wars. Along with being a finalist for the 2019 Canada Prizes in the Humanities and Social Sciences, it was also awarded the 2018 Gabrielle-Roy Prize. My forthcoming book will study the development of one of the first magazines in Québec, La Revue moderne, and the influence it exerted in the literary and public spheres.
I am a collaborator of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ) and the Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (GRÉLQ). I currently serve as President of the Association québécoise pour l’étude de l’imprimé (AQÉI).