Anne E.  Duggan

Anne E. Duggan

Professor of French


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 487 Manoogian

Curriculum vitae


Anne E. Duggan



Anne E. Duggan is Professor of French and chair of 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 Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy (2013; translated as Enchantements désenchantés: les contes queer de Jacques Demy, 2015), and Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World (4 vols. co-edited with Donald Haase, with Helen Callow; 2016). With Cristina Bacchilega, Professor Duggan is co-editor of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies.

Research in Progress

She currently is co-editing and co-translating an anthology, Women Writing Wonder: Subverting Tradition in the Nineteenth Century (with Julie Koehler, Shandi Wagner, and Adrion Dula), under consideration at Wayne State University Press; she is serving as general editor of the 6-volume Cultural History of the Fairy Tale (under contract with Bloomsbury), and is working on a book project tentatively titled French Engagé Animation, or Tales of Social Justice.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Early Modern Studies

    Early Modern Gender Studies

    Fairy-Tale Studies

    Fairy-Tale Film


  • PhD in French Studies, University of Minnesota

Selected publications



  • "The Querelle des femmes and Nicolas Boileau’s Satire X: Going beyond Perrault.” Early Modern French Studies. Forthcoming 2019.
  • Co-authored with Elena Past: “A (Relatively) Successful Campaign to Protect the Foreign Language Requirement.” ADFL Bulletin 46.1. Forthcoming 2019.
  • “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
  • "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. Multimedia/duggan/Files/Duggan_Scude%CC%81ry_Chameleons.pdf
  • "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.
  • “L’Adultère dans l’histoire tragique,” Le mariage dans la littérature narrative avant 1800, Les Actes de la SATOR. Dir. F. Lavocat, avec la coll. De G. Haucoeur. Collection La République des Lettres. Louvain: Peeters, 2014. 651-61.
  • "Epicurean Cannibalism, or France Gone Savage,” French Studies (Fall 2013): 463-77.
  • "The Revolutionary Undoing of the Maiden Warrior in Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles and Jacques Demy’s Lady Oscar,” Marvels & Tales 27.1 (Spring 2013): 34-51.


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

Currently teaching

  •  FRE 4620: The Orient and Orientalism in French and Francophone Literature