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Audrey Evrard


Audrey Evrard
Associate Professor of French
Associate Chair, MLL (LC)
Faber Hall 558 (phone: 718-817-4724)
SPRING 2023 Office hours:
Tuesday, 12-3 pm (LL-924C) + by appointment on zoom on Wednesday, 4-5:30 pm.


B.A. and M.A. in English and American Studies, Université de Nancy 2 (France)
M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • French and Francophone film and screen studies
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Contemporary Critical Theory (especially Labor, Work, Precarity, Ethics of Care)
  • 20th and 21st century French literature


Audrey Evrard specializes in French Film and Screen Studies. She has published multiple articles on documentary cinema and recently completed a book on the subject, Precarious Sociality, Ethics and Politics: French Documentary Cinema in the Early Twenty-First Century (University of Wales Press, 2022). She is also interested in contemporary Francophone televisual dramas and Quebec's cinematic production.


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to French Language and Literature
  • France: Literature, History, Civilization
  • French Films d'Auteur -- Genre and Gender (2014) ; Agnès Varda (2020)
  • Contemporary French Novel
  • The New Wave Arrives!
  • Francophone African Cinemas
  • Discovering French Cinema
  • America: French Perspectives
  • Cinemas of Quebec
  • Intercultural Theory: The "Contact Zone"

Selected Publications


Precarious Sociality, Ethics and Politics: French Documentary Cinema in the Early Twenty-First Century (University of Wales Press, 2022)

Edited volumes

Co-editor with Dr. Robert St-Clair (Dartmouth College) of "The Politics of Laziness", special issue 55, 1, (March 2016), Nottingham French Studies:

Recent peer-reviewed articles 

"There Before You: Caring for the Uncared For", French Screen Studies 22.1 (February 2022), special issue "Ethics of Care in Documentary Films since 1968", 60-76.

"Topographies fantastiques dans la fiction télévisée francophone: Les Revenants (Canal +, 2012; 2015) et Zone Blanche (2017-2019)," TV/ Series 18, special issue "Séries et Espace" (September 2020),

"Rêve d'usine (Luc Decaster, 2003): Presenting the vanishing workplace," Modern and Contemporary France, 26:3, (August 2018),

"Shifting French Documentary Militancy from Workers' Rights to an Ethic of Unemployment," Nottingham French Studies, special issue 'The Politics of Laziness', 55,1 (March 2016): 96-116: