Lise Schreier teaches nineteenth-century French literature and twentieth-century French and Francophone literature. Her research interests include colonial and postcolonial literature, North African literature, material and visual culture. Her publications focus on travel writing, constructions of national and artistic identities, and the connections between imperialism and early feminism. Her first book, Seul dans l'Orient lointain. Les voyages de Nerval et Du Camp, was published in 2006. She is working on a second book tentatively entitled "The Playthings of Empire: Exoticized Children and the Politics of French Femininity, 1780-1895." This new projects examines a significant number of novellas, plays, paintings and fashion plates, in which African children are offered as travel souvenirs to French women and children.
Affiliations at Fordham: Comparative Literature - Middle East Studies