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Maïté Marciano

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

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BA: art history and archaeology, Free University of Brussels
MA: aesthetics and art theory, Kingston University
PhD: comparative literary studies, Northwestern University



Maïté Marciano joined Centre College in the fall of 2023. Previously, she worked as a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University, where she earned her Ph.D. in comparative literary studies. She holds a B.A. in art history from the Free University of Brussels and an M.A. from the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University in the United Kingdom.


Marciano specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century French and Francophone literature and thought. Her research and interests include but are not limited to critical theory, diasporic and migration studies, and Mediterranean studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled, The French Novel in the Time of Disaffection, which traces a genealogy of disaffection from the Vichy Regime to the end of the twentieth century and investigates how writers employed anti-cathartic effects to address ethical and political forms of violence. 

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