Églantine Colon


E-mail: ecolon@g.ucla.edu

Pronouns: Elle/They

Fields of interest: French and Francophone literature and film (19th, 20th, 21st centuries), (neo)colonialisms, (neo)capitalism; precarity a

Églantine Colon (elle/they) specializes in contemporary French & Francophones studies, and Critical Theory. Before joining ELTS as a lecturer, they held positions at Duke University, UC Berkeley, and CalArts. At UCLA, they teach French and Francophone literature, film, culture, theory, and French language. Églantine Colon is also a co-editor for SubStance, a writer, and a translator. 


Ph.D Duke University

Selected Publications


The Problem With Breath,” in “Breathe: Special 50th Anniversary Issue,” SubStance, 2023 

Dondog and the Post-Exotic After All,” SubStance 158, vol. 51, 2022.

Glissements de terrains. Les enquêtes post-militantes de Jean Rolin.” Alison James and Dominique Viart (eds.), “Littératures de terrain.” Fixxion. Revue Critique de Fixxion Française Contemporaine, n°18, 2019.

 “Neither ‘Lieux de Mémoire’ nor ‘Non-Lieux’: Toward a Theorization of Precarious Spaces in Philippe Vasset’s Un livre blanc,” French Studies 71.1, Oxford University Press, 2017.

 “Securing Form in Times of In/Security. Strategies of Formal Care in Antoine Volodine’s Post-Exotic Literature” English Language Notes. 54.2, Duke University Press, 2016.

Honors and Awards

Humanities Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley

Townsend Center for the Humanities Fellowship, UC Berkeley

Regents’ Junior Fellowship, UC Berkeley

Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship, Graduate School, Duke University