Beth Gerwin

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts & Science
Modern Languages and Linguistics

French and German

Research expertise

French nineteenth-century literature (in particular Honoré de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert), French realism, Representations of difference, gender and sexual difference, Nineteenth-century continental philosophy (such as phenomenology) and literature, Twentieth-century French literature (such as Marguerite Duras), Twentieth-century literary theory, Ethical philosophy, Feminist theory, Theories of psychoanalysis.


Sexual difference and psychoanalysis, Feminist critiques of Freud and Lacan, Representations of femininity in psychoanalysis and in nineteenth-century thought, French realism, Nineteenth-century ideas of difference, Balzac and sexual difference, Balzac and androgyny, Balzac and alterity.