Lynn A. Higgins

  • Edward Tuck Professor of French

  • Professor of Comparative Literature and Film Studies

  • Chair, Film & Media Studies

My teaching interests include French cinema, women filmmakers, 20th-century novel, literary criticism and theory, literature and national identity.


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  • B.A. Oberlin College
  • M.A. University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

  • Book: Bertrand Tavernier (Manchester U. Press, U.K.; U.S. distributor Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

  • Book: New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France (U. of Nebraska Press, 1996).

  • Book: Rape and Representation , edited with B Silver, and contributor, (Columbia U. Press, 1991; paperback 1993).

  • Book Chapter: "Lieu de mémoire et géographie imaginaire dans Dora Bruder ," Cahiers du Centre de Recherche: Etudes sur le roman du second demi-siècle , (2005) 397-405.

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Works In Progress

  • Book project:Aurenchébost and Canon-Formation in French Cinema" (on the scriptwriting team Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost).

  • Article: "Bertrand Tavernier," Manchester, England: Manchester University Press series on French filmmakers, forthcoming.

  • Article: "Irène Némirovsky's David Golder from Novel to Film and Back," Yale French Studies forthcoming winter 2012.