Fernanda Negrete


Fernanda Negrete.

Fernanda Negrete


Fernanda Negrete


Scholarly Interests

Sexuality, Desire, Language, Body and Creation; Literature and Contemporary Music; Desire in a Post-1960s Global Female Avant-Garde; Subjectivity After Representation and Radical Aesthetics


  • PhD, French Literature, Dept. of Romance Studies, Cornell University, 2012
  • MA, French Literature, Dept. of Romance Studies, Cornell University, 2008
  • BA/Licenciatura en Filosofía, Universidad Iberoamericana, México, 2005

Research Areas

  • Modern and Contemporary French Literature and Art
  • French Women Writers
  • Aesthetics, Literature, and the Arts
  • Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy
  • Global Avant-gardes (with a special interest in Brazil and the Caribbean)

Current Research

  • Symptom and Sensation: Post-Freudian Experiments in Literature and Art
  • Voice and the Unnamable in Samuel Beckett and Luciano Berio

Selected Publications

  • “Duras’ Césarée and the Subject of Love.” CR: The New Centennial Review 15.3 (2015): 167-199.
  • “‘A Vital Unliveable Force’: Rhythm in Nathalie Sarraute’s Writing.” Mosaic2 (2015): 83-98.
  • “Chaos-monde and the Aesthetics of Depth in the art of Artur Barrio, Jacques Coursil, and Damián Ortega.” ARTMargins 3.1 (2014): 55-80.

Courses Taught

  • FR 213: Languages, Texts, and Contexts III
  • FR 482: L’expérience littéraire
  • FR 525/COL 525: Art-writing and the Functions of the Aesthetic
  • FR 525/COL 646: Creation and the Limits of Language in French Experimental Literature

Recent Grants and Awards

  • UB Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship, Spring 2017
  • UB Faculty Internationalization Fund in support of collaborative research and student exchange planning with MARGE research group and Université de Lyon, April 3, 2016