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Dawn Fulton

Professor of French Studies

Dawn Fulton


Dewey Hall 302 (Third-floor walk-up. Accessible meetings in Dewey Hall 208.)


Dawn Fulton works on literature in French and English from the Caribbean, West Africa, North Africa and metropolitan France. She has published a book on the novels of Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé and articles on literature of the Francophone Caribbean in such journals as CallalooRomanic ReviewStudies in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature and French Forum. She is currently working on a project on urban space in Francophone literature of migration.

In the comparative literature program, Fulton teaches courses on gender and madness in literature of Africa and the Caribbean and on the politics of bilingualism in postcolonial novels from Africa and the Americas.

Recent Publications

"Urban Iconographies: Gender, Hair, and Afro-Parisian Consumerism," Radical History Review 144 (2022): 131-151.

"Planet Condé: Writing Our Times, Writing the Anthropocene," Yale French Studies 140 (2022): 87-102.

Silence Like Blood, by Marie-Célie Agnant. Working Titles 5.1 (March 2020).

Afterword. The Belle Créole, by Maryse Condé. Translated by Nicole Simek. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2020.

"Paris Noir au féminin: Fabienne Kanor's DOM-TOM Histories," Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 23.3 (2019): 298-306.

"Unknown Knowns: Michael Haneke's Caché and the Failure of Allegory," The Modern Language Review 114.4 (October 2019): 682-699.

Office Hours

Spring 2024 
On Sabbatical


Ph.D., Duke University
B.A., Yale University

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks