Dr Julie Rodgers

French Studies, Motherhood Project

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

Arts Building
28
(01) 708 3719

Biography

I graduated with a BA Hons in French and English from Trinity College Dublin in 2000. I obtained a First Class with Distinction in Spoken French and was awarded the Prix de l'Ambassade for first place in the French finals (TCD). Following a year as lectrice d'anglais at the University of Lille 1, I returned to Trinity to begin a Ph.D on Quebec Women's Writing under the supervision of Professor Emeritus David Parris (and funded by TCD). Since completing my Ph.D, I have lectured in French language and literature at Maynooth as well as one semester at Liverpool University. My research areas include the following: Contemporary Women's Writing in French; Contemporary Women's Cinema in French; Quebec Literature; Migrant Writing; and, Maternal Narratives. I am the former secretary of ADEFFI (Irish Association for French Studies) and former president of ACSI (Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland). I currently serve on the board of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival. I also hold a PGDHE from Maynooth University and am interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning at third level. I am a native of the inimitable city of Derry and like to return there regularly. I also have strong attachments to the small town of Lorient in Brittany (France) where I spent several years as a jeune fille au-pair and a teaching assistant. In 2019, I was awarded a Flaherty Scholarship from ICUF (Ireland Canada University Fund) for my work on Quebec literature. 

Research Interests

Motherhood, Maternal Maternal Health, Contemporary French and Francophone Women's Writing, Feminism, Contemporary French and Francophone Film, Quebec Literature and Culture. 

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Motherhood Project Investigator /

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Double Voices and Splintered Selves: The Dual Dialectic of Anorexia in Ying Chen'
Julie Rodgers (2018) 'Double Voices and Splintered Selves: The Dual Dialectic of Anorexia in Ying Chen' In: Petra Bagley, Francesca Calamita and Kathryn Robson (eds). Starvation, Food, Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women's Writing. Oxford, Bern: Peter Lang. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Mapping the Migrant Landscape in Gabrielle Roy'
Julie Rodgers (2017) 'Mapping the Migrant Landscape in Gabrielle Roy' In: Maeve Conrick, Munroe Eagles, Jane Koustas, Caitriona Ni Chasaide (eds). Landscapes and Landmarks of Canada: Real, Imagined, (Re)viewed. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press. [Details]
2016 'If you don't have children, you must be...: Linda Lê's A l'enfant que je n'aurai pas and Voluntary Non-Motherhood'
Julie Rodgers (2016) 'If you don't have children, you must be...: Linda Lê's A l'enfant que je n'aurai pas and Voluntary Non-Motherhood' In: Florence Ramond Jurney, Karen McPherson (eds). Women's Lives in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Ying Chen's Fictional Universe'
Julie Rodgers (2016) 'Ying Chen's Fictional Universe' In: Marie Carrière, Jason Purcell (eds). Ten Canadian Writers in Context. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. [Details]
2014 'Lisa Baraitser and a New Ethics of Mothering'
Julie Rodgers (2014) 'Lisa Baraitser and a New Ethics of Mothering' In: Petra Bueskens (eds). Motherhing and Psychoanalysis: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives. Toronto: Demeter Press. [Details]
2013 'Towards a Positive Representation of Ageing: Old-Age in the Writings of Gabrielle Roy'
Julie Rodgers (2013) 'Towards a Positive Representation of Ageing: Old-Age in the Writings of Gabrielle Roy' In: Joy Charney and Caroline Verdier (eds). As Time Goes By: Portraits of Age. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
2013 'Rewriting the Mother-Daughter Plot: Fete des meres by Florence Emptaz'
Rodgers, J (2013) 'Rewriting the Mother-Daughter Plot: Fete des meres by Florence Emptaz' In: EXPERIMENT AND EXPERIENCE: WOMEN'S WRITING IN FRANCE 2000-2010. FRANKFURT: PETER LANG GMBH. [Details]
2008 'Immigration from a Québécois Perspective: Nous avons tous découvert l'Amérique (Francine Noël)'
Julie Rodgers (2008) 'Immigration from a Québécois Perspective: Nous avons tous découvert l'Amérique (Francine Noël)' In: Máire Aine Ni Mhainnín, Elizabeth Tilley (eds). Canada: Text and Territory. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
2008 'Francine Noël: Entretien'
Julie Rodgers (2008) 'Francine Noël: Entretien' In: Máire Aine Ni Mhainnín, Elizabeth Tilley (eds). Canada: Text and Territory. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Telling the Untellable: Negotiating Maternal Bereavement in Sophie Daull's Camille, mon envolée'
Julie Rodgers (2019) 'Telling the Untellable: Negotiating Maternal Bereavement in Sophie Daull's Camille, mon envolée'. Irish Journal of French Studies, 19 :165-185 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Tearing up the Rulebook: Feminist Mothering in Kay Mellors' In the Club'
Julie Rodgers (2019) 'Tearing up the Rulebook: Feminist Mothering in Kay Mellors' In the Club'. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 7 (3):353-369 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Untimely Mourning: Representing Child Death and Parental Mourning in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature and Culture'
Julie Rodgers, Elise Hugueny-Léger (2019) 'Untimely Mourning: Representing Child Death and Parental Mourning in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature and Culture'. Irish Journal of French Studies, 19 :1-10 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The emergent posthuman landscape in Ying Chen’s La rive est loin'
Rodgers J. (2019) 'The emergent posthuman landscape in Ying Chen’s La rive est loin'. Quebec Studies, 68 :101-120 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'On the Margins of Motherhood: Choosing to Be Child-Free in Lucie Joubert's L'Envers du landau (2010)'
Rodgers, J (2018) 'On the Margins of Motherhood: Choosing to Be Child-Free in Lucie Joubert's L'Envers du landau (2010)'. Women: A Cultural Review, 29 :75-96 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'French Canadian Literature'
Julie Rodgers (2016) 'French Canadian Literature'. The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 76 :82-89 [Details]
2015 'Ying Chen and Nomadic Figurations of the Subject'
Julie Rodgers (2015) 'Ying Chen and Nomadic Figurations of the Subject'. Quebec Studies, 59 :51-70 [Details]
2013 'French Canadian Literature'
Julie Rodgers (2013) 'French Canadian Literature'. The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 73 :77-81 [full-text] [Details]
2013 'IN DEFENCE OF SHOPPING: A CONSIDERATION OF THE PLEASURABLE, PLAYFUL AND EMPOWERING POTENTIAL OF CONSUMERISM IN SELECTED WORKS BY GABRIELLE ROY'
Rodgers, J (2013) 'IN DEFENCE OF SHOPPING: A CONSIDERATION OF THE PLEASURABLE, PLAYFUL AND EMPOWERING POTENTIAL OF CONSUMERISM IN SELECTED WORKS BY GABRIELLE ROY'. Nottingham French Studies, 52 :97-112 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Body Politics in Truismes: The Tyranny of Slenderness'
Julie Rodgers (2012) 'Body Politics in Truismes: The Tyranny of Slenderness'. Dalhousie French Studies, 98 :29-39 [full-text] [Details]
2012 'Contesting the Mommy Myth: Un heureux evenement (Eliette Abecassis) as Maternal Counternarrative'
Julie Rodgers (2012) 'Contesting the Mommy Myth: Un heureux evenement (Eliette Abecassis) as Maternal Counternarrative'. Irish Journal of French Studies, 12 :43-64 [full-text] [Details]
2012 'French Canadian Literature'
Julie Rodgers (2012) 'French Canadian Literature'. The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 72 :170-174 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Comment peut-on être Moi quand on est Mère: Une étude de la maternité dans Un enfant à ma porte de Ying Chen'
Julie Rodgers (2012) 'Comment peut-on être Moi quand on est Mère: Une étude de la maternité dans Un enfant à ma porte de Ying Chen'. International Journal of Canadian Studies, 45-46 :403-417 [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Illness and its Metaphors: Conceptualizing Cancer in Une mort tres douce'
Julie Rodgers (2011) 'Illness and its Metaphors: Conceptualizing Cancer in Une mort tres douce'. Irish Journal of French Studies, 11 :47-62 [full-text] [Details]
2011 'La dualité de l'être chez Ying Chen'
Julie Rodgers (2011) 'La dualité de l'être chez Ying Chen'. Dialogues Francophones, 17 :81-91 [Details]
2010 'French Canadian Literature'
Julie Rodgers (2010) 'French Canadian Literature'. The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 71 :215-221 [Details]
2009 'La relation mère-fille dans La femme de ma vie de Francine Noël'
Julie Rodgers (2009) 'La relation mère-fille dans La femme de ma vie de Francine Noël'. Francofonia, 57 :89-99 [full-text] [Details]
2008 'French Canadian Literature'
Julie Rodgers (2008) 'French Canadian Literature'. The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 70 :230-235 [Details]
2007 'Redefining Quebec Identity in Francine Noël's Nous avons tous découvert l'Amérique'
Julie Rodgers (2007) 'Redefining Quebec Identity in Francine Noël's Nous avons tous découvert l'Amérique'. The London Journal of Canadian Studies, 22 :115-127 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2018 Voicing Voluntary Childlessness: Narratives of Non-Mothering in French.
Rodgers, J (2018) Voicing Voluntary Childlessness: Narratives of Non-Mothering in French. LIVERPOOL: Book Review [Details]
2014 Mindscapes of Montreal: Quebec's Urban Novel, 1960-2005.
Rodgers, J (2014) Mindscapes of Montreal: Quebec's Urban Novel, 1960-2005. LIVERPOOL: Book Review [Details]
2011 Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy.
Rodgers, J (2011) Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy. LIVERPOOL: Book Review [Details]
2009 Comparing Migration.
Rodgers, J (2009) Comparing Migration. LIVERPOOL: Book Review [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
2010 Maternal Abject (Kristeva).
Julie Rodgers (2010) Maternal Abject (Kristeva). Encyclopedia Entry [DOI] [Details]
2010 New French Feminisms.
Julie Rodgers (2010) New French Feminisms. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Faculty Enrichment Award Government of Canada
2011 Teaching and Learning Small Project Award NDLR
2013 Prix du Québec Quebec Delegation in London
2019 Flaherty Scholarship ICUF

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Women in French Member /
ADEFFI Member /
ACSI Executive Member /

Outreach Activities

  Description

Invited to speak on the topic of motherhood with Dr Valerie Heffernan. Link

Teaching Interests

Contemporary Women's Writing; Narratives of Mothering; Quebec Literature, Culture and Cinema; Contemporary French Cinema; Feminism.

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Valerie Heffernan