Dr Loïc Bourdeau

French Studies, School of Modern Languages, Motherhood Project

Assistant Professor
Third Year Co-Ordinator

Biography

Loïc Bourdeau is Lecturer in French Studies at National University of Ireland, Maynooth and formerly College of Liberal Arts Board of Regents Endowed Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2015-22). His work has centred on cultural production in France and Quebec, women’s and gender studies, queer studies, literary criticism, film and care studies. He has published four edited or co-edited volumes—Horrible Mothers. Representations across Francophone North America (2019), ReFocus: The Films of François Ozon (2021), Revisiting HIV/AIDS in French Culture: Raw Matters (2022), and Diversity and Decolonization in French Studies: New Approaches to Teaching—in addition to articles, chapters, and several edited special-themed journal issues. He is the founder and series editor of New Directions in Francophone Studies: Diversity, Decolonization, Queerness (EUP).

Research Interests

Motherhood in contemporary France and Quebec; care studies; medical humanities; HIV/AIDS in France; Contemporary youth and popular culture; Screen studies; Feminist and queer studies.

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2022 Diversity and Decolonization in French Studies
S. Bouamer, L. Bourdeau (Ed.). (2022) Diversity and Decolonization in French Studies Switzerland: Palgrave. [Details]
2022 Revisiting HIV/AIDS in French Culture
L. Bourdeau, V. H. Capps (Ed.). (2022) Revisiting HIV/AIDS in French Culture Lanham: Lexington Books. [Details]
2021 ReFocus: The Films of François Ozon
L. Bourdeau (Ed.). (2021) ReFocus: The Films of François Ozon Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
2019 Horrible Mothers. Representations across Francophone North America
L. Bourdeau (Ed.). (2019) Horrible Mothers. Representations across Francophone North America Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2022 'SARS-CoV-2 and Discursive Inoculation: Lessons from HIV/AIDS'
L. Bourdeau, V. H. Capps (2022) 'SARS-CoV-2 and Discursive Inoculation: Lessons from HIV/AIDS' In: The Languages of COVID-19. Milton Park: Routledge. [Details]
2022 'Unapologetically Visible? Representing and Reassessing Contemporary French Womanhood in Dix Pour Cent'
L. Bourdeau (2022) 'Unapologetically Visible? Representing and Reassessing Contemporary French Womanhood in Dix Pour Cent' In: Taking Up Space: Women at Work in Contemporary France. Cardiff: UWP. [Details]
2021 'Sex Wars in Potiche: Womanhood Then and Now'
L. Bourdeau (2021) 'Sex Wars in Potiche: Womanhood Then and Now' In: L. Bourdeau (eds). ReFocus: The Films of François Ozon. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
2020 'Queues théories: Le “suçage” comme mode de vie'
L. Bourdeau (2020) 'Queues théories: Le “suçage” comme mode de vie' In: QuébéQueer. Montreal: PUM. [Details]
2019 'Politics and Motherhood in Xavier Dolan’s J’ai tué ma mère and Mommy'
L. Bourdeau (2019) 'Politics and Motherhood in Xavier Dolan’s J’ai tué ma mère and Mommy' In: L. Bourdeau (eds). Horrible Mothers. Representations across Francophone North America. Lincoln: UNP. [Details]
2017 'Géographies de la transgression dans le triptyque autobiographique de Michel Tremblay'
L. Bourdeau (2017) 'Géographies de la transgression dans le triptyque autobiographique de Michel Tremblay' In: Transmissions et transgressions dans les littératures de l’Amérique francophone. Moncton: Perce-Neige. [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2022 Nouvelles Études Francophones: Sous-contrôle. Fictions et contre-fictions du contrôle social.
L. Bourdeau, A. Gefen (2022) Nouvelles Études Francophones: Sous-contrôle. Fictions et contre-fictions du contrôle social. Lincoln: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2019 Études Francophones: Révoltes et révolutions.
L. Bourdeau (2019) Études Francophones: Révoltes et révolutions. Lafayette: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2019 Études Francophones: Déclin, deuil et nostalgie.
L. Bourdeau (2019) Études Francophones: Déclin, deuil et nostalgie. Lafayette: Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2018 Études Francophones: Dossier Plurithématique.
L. Bourdeau (2018) Études Francophones: Dossier Plurithématique. Lafayette: Edited Journal Issue [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Introduction: Caring Relation'
L. Bourdeau, N. Edwards, S. Wilson (2020) 'Introduction: Caring Relation'. Australian Journal of French Studies, 57 (3):287-292 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Queering up the mother with Michel Tremblay and Xavier Dolan'
L. Bourdeau (2019) 'Queering up the mother with Michel Tremblay and Xavier Dolan'. Contemporary French Civilization, 43 (3-4):353-372 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM, or When the Dust Unsettles'
L. Bourdeau (2022) 'Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM, or When the Dust Unsettles' Intertexts, 26 (1-2) :111-127. [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Amours violents et passions dévorantes chez Simon Boulerice'
L. Bourdeau (2021) 'Amours violents et passions dévorantes chez Simon Boulerice' Ondine/Ondina, :58-74. [DOI] [Details]
2020 'De ‘pas comme les autres’ à ‘tous dominés’ dans En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule d’Édouard Louis'
L. Bourdeau (2020) 'De ‘pas comme les autres’ à ‘tous dominés’ dans En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule d’Édouard Louis' Nouvelles Études Francophones, :71-85. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'L’écriture comme impératif et autofiction mythologique dans Prague de Maude Veilleux et La Minotaure de Mariève Maréchale'
L. Bourdeau (2019) 'L’écriture comme impératif et autofiction mythologique dans Prague de Maude Veilleux et La Minotaure de Mariève Maréchale' Studii şi cercetari filologice. Seria limbi romanice, :36-56. [Details]
2015 'Trouble dans la sexualité: Entre-deux féminin et processus d’asexuation dans Les Chambres de bois'
L. Bourdeau (2015) 'Trouble dans la sexualité: Entre-deux féminin et processus d’asexuation dans Les Chambres de bois' Cahiers Anne Hébert, :58-75. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Italien, indien, homosexuel: l’expérience de la marge dans la multiculturalité québécoise et ses répercussions identitaires'
L. Bourdeau (2012) 'Italien, indien, homosexuel: l’expérience de la marge dans la multiculturalité québécoise et ses répercussions identitaires' Studii şi cercetari filologice. Seria limbi romanice, :144-160. [Details]
2012 'F.O.L.L.E société: déconstruction et reconstruction identitaire dans C.R.A.Z.Y'
L. Bourdeau (2012) 'F.O.L.L.E société: déconstruction et reconstruction identitaire dans C.R.A.Z.Y' Nouvelles Études Francophones, 27 (1) :130-144. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2021 Review of Les folles littéraires, des folies lucides. Les états borderline du genre et ses créations, de Mireille Calle-Gruber et al. (dir.).
L. Bourdeau (2021) Review of Les folles littéraires, des folies lucides. Les états borderline du genre et ses créations, de Mireille Calle-Gruber et al. (dir.). Book Review [Details]
2018 Review of Disturbing Attachments. Genet Modern Pederasty, and Queer History by Kadji Amin.
L. Bourdeau (2018) Review of Disturbing Attachments. Genet Modern Pederasty, and Queer History by Kadji Amin. Book Review [Details]
2017 Review of C.R.A.Z.Y.: A Queer Film Classic by Robert Schwartzwald.
L. Bourdeau (2017) Review of C.R.A.Z.Y.: A Queer Film Classic by Robert Schwartzwald. Book Review [Details]

Short Survey

  Year Publication
2015 The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies: French Literature: 1945-1999.
L. Bourdeau (2015) The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies: French Literature: 1945-1999. Short Survey [DOI] [Details]
2014 The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies: French Literature: 1945-1999.
L. Bourdeau (2014) The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies: French Literature: 1945-1999. Short Survey [DOI] [Details]

Co-edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2020 The Care (Re)Turn in French and Francophone Studies.
L. Bourdeau, N. Edwards, S. Wilson (2020) The Care (Re)Turn in French and Francophone Studies. Co-edited Journal Issue [Details]

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2015 University of California, Davis PhD French with a designated emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research
2013 University of California, Davis Master of Arts French
2012 Durham University Master of Arts (Research) French
2011 Université de Limoges Master 1 (honors) Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in English
2008 Université de Limoges Bacheler of Arts (honors) Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in English

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Louisiana, Lafayette Associate Professor of Francophone Studies 01-AUG-21 / 07-JUL-22
University of Louisiana, Lafayette Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies 01-AUG-15 / 31-JUL-21
Université de Limoges Visiting Professor (Professeur Invité) 01-OCT-16 / 31-OCT-16
William and Mary Visiting Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies 01-AUG-14 / 31-JUL-15

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2022 Australian National University Visiting Fellowship RSHA (Research School of Humanities and the Arts) & HRC (Humanities Research Center)
2019 Founder's Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities Friends of the Humanities (UL Lafayette)
2019 Maynooth University Visiting Fellowship MU Arts and Humanities Institute

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
WIF UK-IRELAND Member 01-AUG-22 /
Association internationale des études québécoises Elected Board Member (USA rep.) 01-JUN-20 / 30-JUN-22

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent

Other Activities

  Description

Founder and Series Editor, New Directions in Francophone Studies: Diversity, Decolonization, Queerness (EUP): Dedicated to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice in Francophone studies, this series publishes cutting-edge scholarship in the field. This series publishes monographs and edited collections in Francophone studies (all French-speaking regions) from the 19th century to today. It is grounded in and guided by decolonial, anti-racist, queer, feminist, intersectional, trans-affirming and inclusive principles and is open to publishing works in literary studies, visual arts, cultural studies, history and pedagogy. The series also brings together scholars at all career stages while providing specific mentoring and support to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and researchers from underrepresented backgrounds. For more information, check out: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/series-new-directions-in-francophone-studies-diversity-decolonization-queerness

Teaching Interests

Motherhood in contemporary France and Quebec; care studies; medical humanities; HIV/AIDS in France; Contemporary youth and popular culture; Screen studies; Feminist and queer studies.