College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Antje Ziethen

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of French & Italian
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9065
Wescoe Hall
Room 2064
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Antje Ziethen is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Kansas. She specializes in global literature in French, with a particular focus on (urban) space, migration, transnationalism, gender, and modernity. Her research deals with different geographical areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, Québec, and Acadia.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, French Studies, University of Toronto

Magistra Artium, French and English Studies, Greifswald University

Teaching Interests

  • Francophone literatures and cultures
  • African Literature
  • Migration
  • Urban space
  • Diaspora and transnationalism
  • Gender
  • Music and literature

Research Interests

  • Francophone literatures and cultures
  • Postcolonial urban novel
  • Geo-centered literary theories
  • Theories of space
  • Postcolonial theories
  • Diaspora and transnational theories
  • Gender theories
  • Theories of modernity

Selected Publications

Ziethen, Antje. "Une lame à double tranchant. L’ironie protéiforme dans ‘Le silence des Chagos de Shenaz Patel’." Éthiopiques: Revue négro-africaine de littérature et de philosophie 94/95 (30 Sep. 2016). http://ethiopiques.refer.sn/spip.php?page=imprimer-article&id_article=1943 .

Ziethen, Antje. "Heteropolis. Paris und London in afrikanischer Migrationsliteratur." Räume der Herkunft. Fallstudien zu einer historischen Narratologie. Ed. Katrin Dennerlein, Ed. Maximilian Benz. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, January 2016.

Breslow, Harris, Ziethen, Antje (Ed.). Beyond the Postmodern: Reconceptualising Space and Place for the 21st Century. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015. 214 p.

Ziethen, Antje. "Migration, imagination, poétique. Le paradigme transnational chez Marie-Célie Agnant." Études littéraires 46.1 (2015).

Diouf, Mbaye, Ziethen, Antje (Ed.). "Géographies transnationales du texte africain et caribéen." Spec. issue of Études littéraires 46.1 (2015).

Arich-Gerz, Bruno, Schmidt, Kira, Ziethen, Antje (Ed.). Afrika-Raum-Literatur/Africa-Space-Literature. Remscheid: Gardez! Verlag, 2014. 226 p.

Ziethen, Antje. "Shifting Geo/Graphies: Between Production and Reception of Imagined Spaces." Perspectives on Space and Place. Ed. Gloria Everson. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

Ziethen, Antje. Géo/Graphies postcoloniales. La poétique de l'espace dans le roman mauricien et sénégalais. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013: 184 p.

Ziethen, Antje. "La littérature et l’espace." Arborescences 3 (Spring 2013). http://www.erudit.org/revue/arbo/2013/v/n3/1017363ar.thml.

Paterson, Janet, Ziethen, Antje, Lebrec, Caroline (Ed.). "Lire le texte et son espace: outils, méthodes études." Arborescences “Lire le texte et son espace: outils, méthodes études” 3 (Spring 2013). http://www.erudit.org/revue/arbo/2013/v/n3/index.html.

Ziethen, Antje. "Esthétique transgénérique dans ‘Riwan ou le chemin de sable’ de Ken Bugul." Conventions & Conversions. Generic Innovations in African Literatures. Ed. Susanne Gehrmann, Ed. Flora Veit-Wild. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012. 247-262.

Ziethen, Antje. "D’eutopie en dystopie. La poétique de l’espace antillais dans ‘Morne Câpresse’ de Gisèle Pineau." Nouvelles études francophones 27.2 (2012): 59-73.

Ziethen, Antje. "La littérature pour la jeunesse ou l’art de ‘danser dans les chaînes.’ Trois textes sur la diaspora haïtienne en Amérique du Nord." Francophonies d’Amérique 33 (2012): 79-94.

Ziethen, Antje. "La poétique de l’espace ceint. Le topos insulaire et ses déclinaisons dans ‘Soupir’ d’Ananda Devi." Présence francophone 76 (2011): 124-144.

Ziethen, Antje. "France Daigles Puzzleroman: Spekularität und Fragmentierung in ‘Pas Pire’." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 30.1 (2010): 101-112.

Ziethen, Antje. "L’espace sexué dans ‘Riwan ou le chemin de sable’ de Ken Bugul." Présence francophone 67 (2006): 80-92.

Ziethen, Antje. "Acadia writes back: La norme littéraire et sa déviation dans ‘Pélagie-la-Charrette’ d’Antonine Maillet." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 23.2 (2003): 143-156.



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