“This African blood that burned in her veins”: Rereading Race in Emile Zola‘s Thérèse Raquin


  • Holly L. Collins


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Biographie de l'auteur-e

Holly L. Collins

Holly L. Collins is an Assistant Professor of French at Baylor University. Her main areas of research are nineteenth-century French literature with a focus on Emile Zola and naturalism and twentieth- and twenty-first-century Francophone literatures, particularly migrant narratives. Selected publications include: “The Semantic War: The Pen as Sword in the Battle Against Western Representations of Haiti in the Media,” an article on Dany Laferrière‘s Tout bouge autour de moi, in the International Journal of Francophone Studies (2013, 16.1&2) and a chapter on stereotypes, discrimination and racism in Laferrière and Marie-Célie Agnant in Critical Insights: Contemporary Canadian Fiction titled “Race Roulette: Hierarchy, Hypersexuality, and Hyperbole in Marie-Célie Agnant's The Book of Emma and Dany Laferrière's How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired” (Salem Press 2014). She also has published articles in Romance Notes and Women in French Studies and has articles forthcoming in Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy and the South Central Review.