Alice Kaplan, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

External address: 117 Languages Building, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-3108
Professor of Romance Studies, Literature, and History (PhD, Yale, 1981). Her research interests include memory and history in post-World War II France, autobiography, and the cultural history of translation. Her graduate seminars have focused on issues in cultural studies, twentieth century French literature (Proust, Céline, and Camus), theories of fascism, and autobiography. Her books include Reproductions of Banality: Fascism, Literature, and French Intellectual Life (1986); French Lessons (1993) and The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach (2000) which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History. Kaplan was the founding director of Duke's Center for French and Francophone Studies; she is a member of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and serves on the editorial board of SAQ.