Anny-Dominique Curtius

ANNY-DOMINIQUE CURTIUS is Professor of Francophone Studies in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Iowa where she also serves as Director of Graduate Studies.

Her interdisciplinary research interweaves cultural theory, cinematic, visual, and performing arts of the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and Sub-Saharan Africa; post/de/colonial museum studies; tidalectical ecocriticism. Her latest work is Suzanne Césaire. Archéologie littéraire et artistique d’une mémoire empêchée (2020), the first book that analyzes Suzanne Césaire’s seminal work. She is also the author of Symbioses d’une mémoire: Manifestations religieuses et littératures de la Caraïbe (2006) and numerous articles and book chapters in leading edited volumes and journals.

She has three works in progress including a single-authored book that examines the entangled narrativization of slavery in politically charged memorials, performativities, visual arts and in the post-museum, and two co-edited volumes tentatively titled Francophonies of the Early Modern, and Women, Theory, Praxis, and Performativities: Transoceanic Entanglements.