Mercedes Baillargeon
Assistant Professor

Originally from Montréal, Canada, Mercédès Baillargeon earned her doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. Her research mainly focuses on the aesthetics, ethics and politics of 20th and 21st century first-person narrative, the intersection between public/private spaces and discourses, and the (de)construction of personal and/or collective identities. She has published in the journals Québec Studies, Women in French Studies, and is co-editing an upcoming special issue of the journal Contemporary French Civilization on “The Transnationalism of Québec Cinema and (New) Media” with Karine Bertrand. Her book, Le personnel est politique. Médias, esthétique et politique de l’autofiction contemporaine des femmes, is upcoming with Purdue University Press in 2019. She has also co-edited a collection of essays on third wave feminism in Québec, Remous, ressacs et dérivations autour de la troisième vague féministe, in 2011. Her current research explores the question of (post/trans)nationalism in Québec cinema of the new millennium.