Liz Hall

Elizabeth Hall

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
373 New Cabell Hall

Fall 2021 Student Office Hours:  

Mondays and Wednesdays  11:00-noon and by appontment

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  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Amherst College
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone Literature, Feminist and Gender Theory, Women’s Writing, Autobiographical Writing, French Language and Pedagogy

Representative Publications 

Edited Volume

Hall, Elizabeth Berglund, Frédérique Chevillot, Eilene Hoft-March, and Maribel Peñalver Vicea, eds.Cixous after/depuis 2000. The Netherlands: Brill | Rodopi (November 2017).


Hall, Elizabeth Berglund, Anne Theobald, Mark Andrew Hall, and James Pfrehm. Textures: pour approfondir la communication orale et écrite. New Haven: Yale University Press (May 2018).

SoTL Scholar Spotlight

Articles and Book Chapters

“Integrating Women’s Perspectives in the Language Classroom through E-portfolios” inRethinking the French Classroom: New Approaches to Teaching French and Francophone Womeneds. E. Nicole Meyer and Joyce Johnston. Routledge (forthcoming).

 “Traces of Humor: The Laugh of the Mother in Hélène Cixous’s Recent Fictions,” in Cixous after 2000 / Cixous depuis 2000, eds. Hall, Chevillot, Hoft-March, and Peñalver Vicea. The Netherlands: Brill | Rodopi (2017): 167-178.

 “Writing Amélie-the-Writer: Amélie Nothomb’s Autofictional Quest for Jouissance.”Nottingham French Studies 53:3 (December 2014): 285-296.

Reading Postponed: Hesitating on Hélène Cixous’s Or, les lettres de mon père.” Women in French Studies, Special Issue “Les Femmes et la lecture,” (2012): 184-194.

The Violence of Desire in Amélie Nothomb’s Novels.” Women in French Studies, vol. 17 (2009): 103-115. 

Mundane Interruptions: The Insignificance of Hélène Cixous’s Le Jour où je n’étais pas là.” TheRomanic Review 100:2 (May 2009): 329-344.

“Room to Maneuver: The Transitional Space of Anne Hébert’s Le Premier Jardin.” Ecriture courante: Critical Perspectives on French and Francophone Women. Women in French Studies, Special Issue (2005): 82-89.

“A Fleeting Glimpse: The Insubordinate Narration of Marie Claire Blais’s L’Insoumise.” Dalhousie French Studies, vol. 71 (2005): 135-147.