Philippe Brand joined the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Lewis & Clark in 2011. Born in Paris and raised in the US, he received his PhD in French from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011, with a concentration in contemporary French literature.
PhD University of Colorado, Boulder 2011
MA University of Colorado, Boulder 2006
BA University of Colorado, Boulder 1998
Philippe serves as the Coordinator for 200-level French language courses, and he teaches a range of courses on French and Francophone literature, language, and culture. In addition to the research interests listed below, he is particularly interested in le langage inclusif, the evolution of gender-inclusive language in French.
Philippe’s research interests range across a variety of topics in twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophone literature, film, and culture. He is particularly interested in literary innovation, post-apocalyptic fiction and film, immigration and national identity, and issues of social justice.
In June and July 2012 Philippe participated in a Summer Seminar in Paris sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, focusing on twentieth-century French history.
Recent publications include:
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
“Chrysalis Years”: Reading Christine Montalbetti During the Pandemic,” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 26.3 (2022): 319-325.
“(Extra)Ordinary People and French National Identity in Xabi Molia’s Les Premiers: Une histoire des super-héros français,” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 23.3 (2019): 351-359.
“Christine Montalbetti’s Road Trip,” French Forum 44.2 (2019): 225-240.
““Peering Through the Window”: Experiencing the Banlieue in Sarcellopolis (1964/2015),” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 22.4 (2018): 445-453.
“What Comes After the End? Literature and French Identity in Xabi Molia’s Reprise des hostilités,” Spheres 1 (2016). Web.
“Des nœuds dans le Web: la commémoration du 17 octobre 1961 sur Internet,” Entrelacs: Cinéma et Audiovisuel 12 (2016). Web. (English translation: “A Tangled Web: Commemorating October 17, 1961 in the Age of the Internet,” in Maya Boutaghou and Anne Donadey, eds., Représentations de la guerre d’indépendance algérienne, (Paris: Éditions Classiques Garnier, 2019): 139-158.
“Writing from the Margins: Marie Redonnet’s Call for Engagement,” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 15.3 (2011): 271-278.
“Eccentricity in Silsie,” The French Review 81.1 (2007): 91-106.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters in Edited Volumes
“Comment parler après la fin? Zone one et Sans l’orang-outan,” in Catherine Coquio, Jean-Paul Engélibert, and Raphaëlle Guidée, eds., L’Apocalypse: Une Imagination Politique, (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, coll. “La Licorne,” 2018): 221-229.
Book Chapters in Edited Volumes
“A Tangled Web: Commemorating October 17, 1961 in the Age of the Internet,” in Maya Boutaghou and Anne Donadey, eds., Représentations de la guerre d’indépendance algérienne, (Paris: Éditions Classiques Garnier, 2019): 139-158. [This is a revised English translation of the article “Des nœuds dans le Web” listed above.]
Interviews in Peer-Reviewed Journals
“Interview avec Christine Montalbetti,” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 17.5 (2013): 560- 562.
“L’Espace de la fiction,” with Christine Montalbetti, Critical Review of Contemporary French Fixxion 4 (2012): 126-137.