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Skidmore College
World Languages and Literatures
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Cate Talley                                    Catherine Talley

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Office:  Palamountain 402B
Phone: (518) 580-5221


  • Ph.D., French, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., French, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., French, Bard College

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 19th- and 20th-century French literature
  • Cultural and intellectual history
  • Media studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Translation
  • Theories of the everyday and practice
  • Politics and aesthetics
  • Avant-garde
  • Romanticism

Select Publications

“Pratiques traditionnelles, pratiques fictionnelles: les rituels dans la « Sylvie » de Gérard de Nerval” in Rituels en action. Louvain-la-Neuve: EME Éditions, 2017. Esthétique et spiritualité.

“From Identity to Identifications: Depersonalizing the Subject of the Nervalian Chimère.Nineteenth-Century French Studies 43.1-2 (2015).