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Melinda Caron


Assistant Professor of French &
Comparative Literature

B.A. Université Laval, Québec City (Canada)
M.A. Université Laval, Québec City, (Canada)
Ph.D. Université de Montréal (Canada)
Ph.D. Université Paris IV - Sorbonne (France)

Lowenstein 921-G
(212) 636-6580

A native French-speaking Canadian, Mélinda Caron teaches French literature and theatre.  In her Ph.D. thesis, she studied Louise d’Épinay’s contributions to Grimm' and Meister's Correspondance littéraire (1755-1783) and her correspondence with Ferdinando Galiani (1769-1783), focusing on the representation of the practices of sociability and self-representation in those texts. Furthering her field of research to seventeenth and nineteenth-century press, she conducted postdoctoral research at the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland) and the Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples, Italy) on the representation of the high society woman as a cultural reference and fictional intermediate in the literary press. Today, while pursuing her work on the representation of women and social imagination (18th-20th century), she also works as an editor, contributing to the new critical edition of Grimm’s Correspondance littéraire (1753-1773) and Marie Du Deffand’s complete correspondence (1724-1780).

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