Stanford Experts

Cécile Alduy

Professor of French and Italian




Professor Alduy works primarily on French Renaissance literature and contemporary French politics and culture, particularly political discourse analysis of the far Right and presidential campaigns, as they relate to the question of French identity and mythologies of “Frenchness.” She works in both fields on the intersection of letters and politics in France. Areas of interest includes the history and mythology of national and ethnic identities since the Renaissance, far right ideology and rhetoric (National Front), the intersection of cultural, literary and medical discourses on gender and the body, poetry and poetics, narrative forms and their discontent, French cinema and contemporary French literature.