Audrey Brunetaux

Associate Professor of French

Office: Lovejoy 315 [ campus map ]
Box 4650

Phone: 207-859-4664
Fax: 207-859-4405
Mailing Address:
4650 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8846
Brunetaux, Audrey


Ph.D, M.A. Michigan State University
M.A., B.A. University of Poitiers, France

Areas of Expertise

  • 20th/21st Century French Literature, Culture and Cinema
  • Contemporary French Cinema / Women filmmakers
  • Race and Gender studies
  • Autobiography / Representation of the Self in Visual Arts
  • French Intersectional Podcasts
  • Vichy France and the Holocaust / Holocaust Cinema
  • Trauma Studies

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
FR127 AFrench III
FR256 AFilm for Thought: The Art of French Cinema
FR376 AShadows of the Past: Remembering Vichy France and the Shoah
FR493Q ASeminar: Shadows of the Past: Remembering Vichy France and the Shoah


Her research focuses on 20th/21st-century French literature, culture and cinema with an emphasis on Holocaust narratives and films. Her publications cover a wide range of topics related to Vichy France and the Shoah and have appeared in academic journals such as History & Memory; Holocaust Studies: Journal of Culture & History; French Review; Women in French Studies; French Historical Studies to name a few. Dr. Brunetaux has worked extensively on Holocaust writer/survivor Charlotte Delbo and has co-edited a volume of essays on "Seeing Charlotte Delbo/Seeing the Shoah", exploring the concept of visuality in Delbo’s texts. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences. Given her interest in film and new media, Dr. Brunetaux's current research project explores how new podcasting studios, led mostly by women, have become key incubators for innovative intersectional shows that challenge gender normativity, systemic racism and sexism in France.


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