Anny Curtius

curtius_nov15Anny Dominique Curtius is Associate Professor of Francophone Studies in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Iowa where she is also the Director of the Working Group “Circulating Cultures” at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Her research lies at the crossroads of Francophone Studies, Postcolonial ecology, Comparative Caribbean critical theory and cultural studies, Francophone Indian diasporas of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, Sub-Saharan African Cinema, Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Global South, and Traumatic Memory of Slavery in Visual and Performing Arts. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of Symbioses d’une mémoire: Manifestations religieuses et littératures de la Caraïbe (2006). Her second book, in progress, is titled Dévoiler le camouflage: l’écopoétique caribéenne de Suzanne Césaire.

Recent journal publication:
 “Cannibalizing Doudouisme, Conceptualizing the Morne: Suzanne Césaire’s Caribbean Ecopoetics”, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Aimé Césaire: Critical Perspectives, 115:3, (July 2016): 513-534