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Madeleine Dobie

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Title Associate Professor
Department French-Rom Philology
Email mld2027@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 9874
Address 510 Philosophy Hall
Mail Code: 4902
United States

Professor Dobie received her B.A. in Philosophy and French from Oxford University in 1988 and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1994. She taught at Tulane University in New Orleans from 1994-2002. In 2002 she joined Columbia as Associate Professor of French, and Chair of the Center for French and Francophone Studies. She served as Director of Undergraduate Studies for Columbia’s French programs from 2002-2009. Her teaching and research areas include French colonialism and orientalism, francophone literature of the Maghreb and Caribbean, Islam and/in Europe, and Eighteenth-Century French literature and culture.

Selected Publications:

Foreign Bodies. Gender, Language and Culture in French Orientalism (Stanford University Press, 2001); Reissued in paper, 2003

“Orientalism, Colonialism and Furniture in Eighteenth-Century France,” in Furnishing the Eighteenth Century, eds. Kathryn Norberg and Dena Goodman ( London and New York: Taylor and Francis, 2006)

“Sarah Kofman,” Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, ed. John Protevi ( Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005)

“The Critical Method of Madelyn Gutwirth,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 35, 2005

“Duc de Saint-Simon,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, French Enlightenment volume (313), ed. Samia Spencer (London and Detroit: Bruccoli, Clark, Layman, 2005)

"Francophone Studies and the Linguistic Diversity of the Maghreb,” Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 23:1, 2003

“Gender and the Heritage Genre: Popular Feminism Turns to History,” in Jane Austen and Co.: Remaking the Past in Contemporary Culture, eds. Suzanne Rodin Pucci and James Thompson (State University of New York Press, 2003)

“Literature and Colonialism: the Case for Cultural Studies,” Studies in Early Modern France vol. 6, 2001

“Exotic Economies and Colonial History in the Esprit des lois,” Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 362, 1998, 145-167

“Violence à l’origine, violence et identité dans La Vie de Marianne,” in Violence et Fictionjusqu’à la révolution, eds. Martine Debaisieux and Gabrielle Verdier (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998), 303-311

“Romantic Psychology and Kantian Ethics in the novels of Isabelle de Charrière,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 10:3, April 1998, 303-324

“Sarah Kofman’s Paroles suffoquées: Autobiography, History and Writing ‘After Auschwitz’,” French Forum 22: 3, September 1997, 319-341

“La Rhétorique du rapprochement dans l’Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem,” Revue des sciences humaines 247, July-September 1997, 63-87

“Graffigny’s Writing Subject: Language and Identity in the Lettres d’une Péruvienne,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 38:2, 1997, 99-117

“‘Langage inconnu’: Montesquieu, Graffigny and the language of Exile,” Romanic Review 87: 2, March 1996, 209-224

“Embodying Oriental Women: Representation and Voyeurism in Montesquieu, Montagu and Ingres,” Cincinnati Romance Review XIII, 1994, 51-60

“‘The Woman as Look and the Woman as Voice’: Assia Djebar and Leïla Sebbar,” Constructions IX, 1994, 89-105