Mercedes Baillargeon
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies

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. Her book, Le personnel est politique. Médias, esthétique et politique de l’autofiction chez Christine Angot, Chloé Delaume et Nelly Arcan was published by Purdue University Press in April 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, and has co-editied a  special issue of the journal Contemporary French Civilization on “The Transnationalism of Québec Cinema and (New) Media” with Karine Bertrand. Her current research explores the question of (post/trans)nationalism in Québec cinema of the new millennium.