Anne Duggan

Anne Duggan

Professor of French

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 487 Manoogian

Curriculum vitae



Anne Duggan



Anne E. Duggan is Professor of French in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University. Working between the French early modern tale tradition and twentieth- and twenty-first century French fairy-tale film, her most recent books include the second revised edition of Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France (2021), the edtied volume A Cultural History of Fairy Tales in the Long Eighteenth Century (2021), and the coedited and translated work, Women Writing Wonder: An Anthology of Subversive Nineteenth-Century British, French, and German Fairy Tales, with Julie Koehler, Shandi Wagner, and Adrion Dula (2021). With Cristina Bacchilega, Professor Duggan is co-editor of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies and she is series editor of The Donald Haase Series in Fairy-Tale Studies at Wayne State University Press.

Research in Progress

I am currently working on two book projects tentatively titled The Lost Princess: Women Writers and the History of Classic Fairy Tales, and French Engagé Animation, or Tales of Social Justice.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Early Modern StudiesEarly Modern Gender StudiesFairy-Tale StudiesFairy-Tale Film


  • PhD in French Studies, University of Minnesota

Selected publications



  • "Gender, Class, and Human/Non-Human Fluidity in Théodore and Hippolyte Cogninards’ féerie, The White Cat.” Special issue “Gender Fluidity in Early-Modern to Post-Modern Children’s Literature and Cutlure, eds. Sophie Raynard and Charlotte Trinquet du Lys. Open Cultural Studies. Forthcoming.
  • “Remédiatisation et recodage des Mille et Une Nuits: Schéhérazade de Florence Miailhe.” Féeries: Etudes sur le conte de fées. Forthcoming.
  • "Métissage and the Literary Field of the French Enlightenment: The Impact of Galland’s Translation of the Arabian Nights." The Thousand and One Nights: Sources and Transformations in Literature, Art, and Science. Ed. Ibrahim Akel and William Granara. Leiden: Brill, 2020. 69-81.
  • “Regenrer Schéhérazade et Shariar: Les Mille et un jours et Les Quarante Vizirs de François Pétis de la Crois.” Oeuvres & Critiques. XLV.1 (2020) 31-45.
  • "The Querelle des femmes and Nicolas Boileau’s Satire X: Going beyond Perrault.” Early Modern French Studies. 41.2 (2019): 144-57.
  • “Marriage, Female Agency, and Sexuality in Monster Bridegroom Tales: Teaching ‘Beauty and the Beast.’” Teaching Fairy Tales. Ed. Nancy L. Canepa. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, March
  • "Gender.” Routledge Companion to Media and Fairy-Tale Cultures. Co-edited by Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, and Naomi Hamer. New York: Routledge, 2018. 113-121.
  • "Les Femmes Illustres, or the Book as Triumphal Arch.” Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature XLIV.87 (2017): 1-20.
  • "Monstrous Modernity on French Television: La Brigade des maléfices." Special Issue on Transcultural/Intermedial Fairy Tales on TV, Marvels & Tales, Guest Editors Pauline Greenhill and Jill Rudy. 31.1 (2017): 44-61.
  • “Madeleine de Scudéry’s Animal Sublime, or Of Chameleons.” Ecozon 7.1 (2016): 28-42. 
  • "Binary Outlaws: Queering the Classical Tale in François Ozon’s Criminal Lovers and Catherine Breillat’s Sleeping Beauty.” New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2016. 191-205.
  • “The Fairy-Tale film in France: Postwar Reimagnings.” Fairy-Tale Films beyond Disney: International Perspectives. Ed. Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston. New York: Routledge, 2016. 64-79.
  • “From Genie to Efreet: Fantastic Apparitions in the Tales of The Arabian Nights.” Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts 26.1 (2015): 113-25.
  • “The Reception of the Grimms in Nineteenth-Century France: Volkspoesie and the Reconceptualization of the French Fairy-Tale Tradition.” Fabula: Journal of Folklore Studies 55.3/4 (2014): 260-85.


"Reactionaries and Revolutionaries: Classical Fairy Tales and Class." Culture Matters 19 June 2016 14:43.

Currently teaching

  •  FRE 2100: French through Film I (Fall 2021)

    Course Description: Through the lens of four different films, students will gain increased competency in French and Francophone linguistic and cultural proficiency. The course focuses on interactive and communicative reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities as well as critical thinking skills. Each chapter is framed by one film, which lays the groundwork for the vocabulary and grammar to be covered. While grammar will be reviewed, the majority of class time will be focused on communicative activities and discussion of cultural texts such as literary excerpts, ads, film, essays, etc.


  •  FRE/GER 2991: Understanding the Fairy Tale (Fall 2021)

    Course Description: In this course students will gain an understanding of the history of four classic fairy tales: “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Rapunzel,” and tales from the Arabian Nights. We will read early manifestations of these tales, with a focus on French and German traditions, and think about the legacy of these writers and tales in contemporary fairy-tale cultures. For each tale type, we will spend two weeks reading variants of the tales, and the third week we will focus on different media adaptations, from Disney films and music videos to graphic novels and social media. We will consider questions of gender, sexuality, race, and class throughout the semester as they relate to classic fairy tales. We will take into account the important work women writers of tales played within this history.



  • FRE 3300: Professional French through Literary and Filmic Texts (Winter 2021)

    Through the study of film, television series, videos, and literature, students familiarize themselves with different professional contexts and sectors in the French-speaking world from the point of view of vocabulary, fundamental business and economic concepts, and different professional cultures.

  •  FRE 5410/8410: Topics in French and Francophone Culture (Winter 2021)

    In this course we will explore through a sociohistorical lens the evolution of French and Francophone music and cinema during the 20th and 21st century. We will focus on 1) the period of World War II and the chanson populaire; 2) the post-war period, especially New Wave cinema and the emergence of rock in France; 3) reactions to modernization in France; 4) the situation of North Africans in France as expressed through music and film; and 5) Nabil Ayouch's cinema concerning social issues in Morocco, along with different forms of Moroccan contestatory music.