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Audrey Evrard


Audrey Evrard

Associate Professor of French

RH: Faber Hall 558, phone: 718-817-4724
LC: Lowenstein 924-C

Fall 2021 Office hours: 

  • RH: Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm in-person + by appt
  • LC: schedule appointments using Google calendar (in-person and zoom availabilities)


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)
  • 20th and 21st century French literature


Audrey Evrard specializes in French Film and Screen Studies. She has published multiple articles on documentary cinema and completed a book on the subject, Precarious Sociality, Ethics and Politics: French Documentary Cinema in the Early Twenty-First Century (University of Wales Press, forthcoming 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

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:

Peer-reviewed articles

"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:

"French Documentary Perspectives On the Collective Politics of the Atlantic Shipyards, A Global Workplace," WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, special issue "Film, Labor, and Migration," 17, 1, (March 2014), 61-76:

"On Impossible Cinema: Camille de Toledo's Intermedial Archaeology of the Fictions of Our Times," Fixxion: Revue Critique de Fiction Française Contemporaine, 7, (Dec 2013), special issue "Ecrivains-cinéastes/Writers-Filmmakers" co-edited by Jean-Louis Jeannelle & Margaret C. Flinn, 98-111:

"Framing the World Economics in a Tuna Can: Luc Moullet Tracks the Origins of a Meal/Genèse d'un repas (1978)," Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 54, (Fall 2012):

"9/11: Filmer le Réel du '11 septembre'," Contemporary French Civilization, 29:2, 2005, 1-21.

Peer-reviewed short essays and encyclopedia entries

"Fable", in Ed. Patrick Bray, Understanding Rancière, Understanding Modernism (New York: Bloomsbury, 2017)

"Political Cinema and Anti-Imperialism," in Eds. Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope, Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

"Le sang des bêtes/Blood of the Beasts (Georges Franju, 1949)"; "Farrebique (Georges Rouquier, 1946)";
"Profils paysans 1: L'approche (2001), Profils paysans 2: Le quotidien (2004), La vie moderne (2009) (Raymond Depardon)"in Eds. Tim Palmer and Charlie Michael, Directory of World Cinema: France (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013)


(Audrey Evrard) "Genèse d'un repas (1978) ou l'économie mondiale dans une boîte de thon," Période, Janvier 2015, URL:

(Michael Rothberg) "Entre l'extrême et l'ordinaire: le réalisme traumatique chez Ruth Klüger et Charlotte Delbo," in Tangence, n°83, hiver 2007, URL:

(Tom Conley) "Aux sources de la Nouvelle Vague: Lecture des Mistons," in "Ce que le cinéma fait à la littérature (et réciproquement)," Fabula: Littérature, histoire, théorie, n°2, décembre 2006, URL: