- Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature in French, from former French colonies and the French-speaking world
- Special concentration on the French Caribbean
- Interests in West Africa and North Africa
- Post-colonial theory and analysis
I analyze the post-colonial era in Francophone literature, post-1960. In particular, I focus on the ever-lasting impact of colonialism and how it is represented in literary and artistic productions. Current monograph, The Author as Cannibal: Re-Writing in Francophone Literature as a Postcolonial Genre (1969-1995), (Forthcoming, University of Nebraska Press, 2021).
- PhD, Harvard University
- MA, Rice University
- BA, Rice University
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, French and Italian
Reynolds, F. V., & Boler, M. (2016). Aristotle and Zazie. Modern Philology, 113(4), 573-581. https://doi.org/10.1086/685382
Reynolds, F. V. (2016). “Maryse Condé’s taste for history, tales in triptych.”. Journal of the African Literature Association, 9(2).
Reynolds, F. V. (2015). Maryse Condé's La vie sans fards: Knowledge and Truth Unmasked. Paper presented at 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Internaitonal Colloquium, Baton Rouge, United States.
Reynolds, F. V. (2015). Rwanda Revisited: Scholastique Mukasonga's Notre-Dame du Nil. Paper presented at African Literature Association Conference, Bayreuth, Germany.
Reynolds, F. V. (2014). Khatibi as Derridas foil: Undermining the last defender of the French language. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 18(2), 199-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/17409292.2014.900933