Anne E. Duggan
Anne E. 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 Studies
Early Modern Gender Studies
EducationPh.D. in French Studies, University of Minnesota
- Duggan, Anne E. Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: the Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France. 2nd revised edition. University of Delaware Press, 2021.
- Julie L. J. Koehler, Shandi Lynne Wagner, Anne E. Duggan, and Adrion Dula, eds., and trans. Women Writing Wonder: An Anthology of Subversive Nineteenth-Century British, French, and German Fairy Tales. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2021.
- Duggan, Anne E., General Editor, A Cultural History of Fairy Tales, 6 vols. Bloomsbury: 2021.
- Duggan, Anne E., ed. A Cultural History of Fairy Tales: The Long Eighteenth Century. Vol. 4 of A Culture History of Fairy Tales. Bloomsbury, 2021.
- Duggan, Anne E., and Donald Haase, eds. With Helen Callow. Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World. Second revised and expanded edition of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktale and Fairy Tales. Ed. Donald Haase. 4 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2016.
- Duggan, Anne E. Enchantements désenchantés: les contes queer de Jacques Demy. Trans. Jean-François Cornu. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015. (French translation of Queer Enchantments.)
- Duggan, Anne E. Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013.
Recent articles and book chapters
- “Remédiatisation et recodage des Mille et Une Nuits: Schéhérazade de Florence Miailhe.” Féeries: Etudes sur le conte de fées. Forthcoming.
- "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, vol. 5, no. 1, 2021, pp. 208-220. https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2020-0132.
- "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 2019.www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/teaching-fairy-tales
- "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.
- "Reactionaries and Revolutionaries: Classical Fairy Tales and Class." Culture Matters 19 June 2016 14:43.
- FRE 2100: French through Film I (Fall 2021) 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) 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 2022) Through the study of film (Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis and Deux jours, une nuit), television series (Dix pour cent), videos, and literature (Félicité de Genlis and Amélie Nothomb), 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 and cultural practices.
- FRE 4620/6620: Topics in Sociocultural Analysis: Gender and Sexuality in West and North Africa (Winter 2022) In this course students explore the intersections between colonialism, gender, and sexuality in North Africa (with a focus on Morocco) and West Africa (with a focus on Senegal and Ivory Coast) through the study of folkloric, literary, and filmic texts as well as feminist and queer testimonials. Authors, filmmakers, and theorists featured include Awa Thiam, Ousmane Sembène, Veronique Tadjo, Fatima Mernissa, Leila Slimani, and Abdellah Taïa.