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Erin Ponnou-Delaffon

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Lang Literatures & Cultures
Office
Stevenson Hall - STV 218
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Current Courses

121.001Texts & Contexts: French Cinema: Art, History, Culture

237.001Critical Readings in French

112.001First-Year French (Part II)

112.002First-Year French (Part II)

Teaching Interests & Areas

French-language literatures, particularly modern and contemporary; French cinema; ethics and existentialism; contemporary France

Research Interests & Areas

20th- and 21st-century French-language literature; French film; religion, secularism, and narrative; ethics; existentialism; World War II, the Occupation, and the Holocaust; contemporary French society and culture

Ph D French

Yale University

M Phil Medieval Studies

Yale University

MA French & Francophone Studies

Bryn Mawr College

BA French & Francophone Studies

Haverford College

Book Review

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Jacques Audiard, by Gemma King (Manchester UP, French Film Directors Series, 2021). Nouvelles Études Francophones, vol. 38, no. 1, 2023, pp. 228-31.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Lives Lived, Lives Imagined: Landscapes of Resilience in the Works of Miriam Toews, by Sabrina Reed (U of Manitoba P, 2022). Journal of Mennonite Studies, vol. 41, no. 1, 2023, pp. 233-35.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Reframing Remembrance: Contemporary French Cinema and the Second World War, by Lisa Harper Campbell (Manchester UP, 2022). Nouvelles Études Francophones, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 217-21.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of La France: histoire, société, culture, by Edward Ousselin (Canadian Scholars, 2018). French Studies, vol. 73, no. 4, 2019, pp. 655-56.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of L’instruction en famille : une liberté qui inquiète, by Michèle Guigue and Rébecca Sirmons (L’Harmattan, 2015). International Education Review, vol. 63, no. 5, 2017, pp. 779-81.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Values of Literature, edited by Hanna Meretoja, Saija Isomaa, Pirjo Lyytikäinen, and Kristina Malmio (Brill Rodopi, 2015). French Studies, vol. 71, no. 1, 2017, pp. 159-60.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Evil: A History in Modern French Literature and Thought, by Damian Catani (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). French Forum, vol. 40, no. 1, 2015, pp. 157-59.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Cinema for French Conversation: Le cinéma en cours de français, 4th ed., by Anne-Christine Rice (Focus, 2013). French Review, vol. 88, no. 1, 2014, pp. 200-01.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Sylvie Germain: les essais – un espace transgénérique, edited by Mariska Koopman-Thurlings (Rodopi, 2011). French Review, vol. 87, no. 1, 2013, pp. 228-29.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. Review of Evil in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature, edited by Scott M. Powers (Cambridge Scholars, 2011). Dalhousie French Studies, vol. 98, 2012, pp. 160-61.

Book, Chapter

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Revendiquer la différence. Perspectives d’expatriés états-uniens qui instruisent en famille en France.” Instruire ses enfants en famille, en France, au tournant des années 2020. Profils, mobiles et pratiques de parents non scolarisants, edited by Philippe Bongrand. Forthcoming with the Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “‘Le récit d’une libération’: Religion et violence dans l’écriture de Salim Bachi.” Salim Bachi, edited by Agnès Schaffauser, L’Harmattan, 2019, pp. 203-16.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Encountering Others: Reading, Writing, Teaching, Parenting.” [A reading of philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Marc-Alain Ouaknin.] Teacher, Scholar, Mother: Re-Envisioning Motherhood in the Academy, edited by Anna M. Young, Lexington, 2015, pp. 49-59.

Encyclopedia

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Sylvie Germain.” The Literary Encyclopedia. April 2011. www.litencyc.com

Journal Article

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “La Peste et ses variantes : Camus, Puenzo et Nguyen, ou l’adaptation cinématographique repensée.” Forthcoming in La Revue des Lettres Modernes, Série “Albert Camus” (“Postérité d’Albert Camus”), no. 26, 2024.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “'No Child’s Play': Child Narrators, Transitional Objects, and Embodied Trauma in Nancy Huston’s Lignes de faille.” Forthcoming in Dalhousie French Studies, no. 125, 2024.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Reading Toews Reading Camus: Existentialist Echoes in Miriam Toews’s ‘Secular Mennonite’ Ethics and Aesthetics.” Mennonite Quarterly Review, vol. 97, no. 2, 2023, pp. 161-82.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Into Great Silence: Pierre Péju’s La Petite Chartreuse, a Contemporary Tale of Secular Pilgrimage.” Orbis Litterarum, vol. 77, no. 5, 2022, pp. 285-98.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. "Camus Facing the Problem of Evil, 'partagé entre la douleur et la beauté.'" Études Francophones, vol. 34, Spring 2022, pp. 1-18.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Lorsque rentrer à l’école, c’est rester à la maison: Homeschooling in France as a Contemporary Critique of Social Institutions.” Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 45, no. 2, 2020, pp. 189-210.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Hospitable Vision: Xavier Beauvois’s Des hommes et des dieux and the Tibhirine Archive.” Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol. 54, no. 4, 2018, pp. 400-18.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Rereading Elsa Triolet’s Roses à crédit as a Fairy Tale for Tough Financial Times.” Women in French Studies, vol. 25, 2017, pp. 149-59.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. "Sylvie Germain's Essayistic Spirit." Women in French Studies, 2017, Special Issue, pp. 104-14.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “‘Ni haine ni pardon’: Gabriel Marcel and Robert Antelme on the Limits of the Human.” French Forum, vol. 40, no. 2-3, 2015, pp. 33-46.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “In and Out of Place: Geographies of Revolt in Camus’s La Peste.” Studies in Twentieth & Twenty-First Century Literature, vol. 39, no. 1, 2015, http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/. Reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 356, Gale, 2018, pp. 285-92.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Filming the Silent (Br)Other: Levinasian Ethics and Aesthetic Faith in Patrick Drevet’s Les Gardiens des pierres and Philip Gröning’s Die Große Stille [Into Great Silence].” The Modern Language Review, vol. 109, no. 3, 2014, pp. 617-28.

Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. “Histoire de souffrances: Ethics of Remembering and Listening in Sylvie Germain’s La Pleurante des rues de Prague.” The French Review, vol. 87, no. 1, 2013, pp. 153-64.