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 Lost Princess: Women Writers and the History of Classic Fairy Tales (2023),  the second revised edition of Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France (2021), the edited 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 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


  • Ph.D. in French Studies, University of Minnesota
  • M.A. in French Studies, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. in French Studies, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota

Selected publications


Recent articles and book chapters

Non-academic publications

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

Winter 2024: FRE 5410/8410 centers on the topic "Feminist Writing: From Christine de Pizaon to Simone de Beauvoir" (in French). Through the exploration of collections of "illustrious women," treatises on equality, novels and tales, and feminist journalism, we will follow the history of arguments about the equality of women and men from the early Renaissance to the twentieth century on the part of female and male writers. Students will discover a vibrant and complex history that reveals that women always had a voice, and that there were always men who supported feminist causes. The course challenges the notion that until the twentieth century, women simply suffered under a monolithic notion of patriarchy, revealing a much more complex and dynamic history of feminism in France.

Courses taught by Anne E. Duggan

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Winter Term 2022