Professor of French Colette Trout with her colleague Frédérique Chevillot edited Rebelles et criminelles chez les écrivaines d’expression française, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.
This is one of the first collections of essays to deal with the representation of rebel and criminal women in female authors writing in French. Essays span several centuries, from the XVIth to the XXIth century and ask whether rebellious or violent women are more monstrous than their male counterparts because they transgress the social construction of an elusive “feminine nature”. This book raised questions which have long remained taboo.
Professor Trout is the Helen Rogalinski Clarke Chair in Modern Languages.