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Fernanda Negrete

Assistant Professor
921 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2017- Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; or by appointment
(716) 645-2244


  • Ph.D., French Literature, Dept. of Romance Studies, Cornell University, 2012
  • M.A., French Literature, Dept. of Romance Studies, Cornell University, 2008
  • B.A./Licenciatura en Filosofía, Universidad Iberoamericana, México, 2005

Courses Regularly Taught

  • FR 213: Languages, Texts, and Contexts III
  • FR 482: L’expérience littéraire
  • FR 525/COL 525: Art-writing and the Functions of the Aesthetic
  • FR 525/COL 646: Creation and the Limits of Language in French Experimental Literature


  • Modern and Contemporary French Literature and Art
  • French Women Writers
  • Aesthetics, Literature, and the Arts
  • Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy
  • Global Avant-gardes (with a special interest in Brazil and the Caribbean)

Research Interests

  • Sexuality, Desire, Language, Body, and Creation
  • Literature and Contemporary Music
  • Desire in a Post-1960s Global Female Avant-Garde
  • Subjectivity After Representation and Radical Aesthetics

Current Research

  • Symptom and Sensation: Post-Freudian Experiments in Literature and Art.
  • Voice and the Unnamable in Samuel Beckett and Luciano Berio

Selected Publications

  • “Duras’ Césarée and the Subject of Love.” CR: The New Centennial Review 15.3 (2015): 167-199.
  • “‘A Vital Unliveable Force’: Rhythm in Nathalie Sarraute’s Writing.” Mosaic2 (2015): 83-98.
  • Chaos-monde and the Aesthetics of Depth in the art of Artur Barrio, Jacques Coursil, and Damián Ortega.” ARTMargins 3.1 (2014): 55-80.
  • Recent Grants & Awards
  • UB Faculty Internationalization Fund in support of collaborative research and student exchange planning with MARGE research group and Université de Lyon 3, April 2016
  • UB Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship, (Spring 2017)