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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Lili Owen-Rowlands

College: Murray Edwards College 


Supervisor: Prof Emma Wilson

Research Topic: A Different Subject: From Autofiction to Autotheory in Recent French Life Writing



Lili researches and teaches contemporary French literature and critical theory, with a particular focus on where these two disciplines intersect in texts that explore questions of desire, sex, sexuality, gender and power. Her doctoral thesis concentrates on the work of Anne F. Garréta, Paul B. Preciado, Didier Eribon and Virginie Despentes.



‘Paul B. Preciado, Monique Wittig and French Materialist Feminism’, Special Issue of Paragraph, 46:1 (forthcoming March 2023).

‘When the Self Arrives Late or Didier Eribon’s Autotheoretical (Re)turn’, in Alice Roulière and Ashwiny Kistnareddy (eds.), Belatedness and Anachronies in Francophone Literature and Culture, (Oxford: Peter Lang, expected 2022).

Review of ‘Unbecoming Language: Anti-difference French Feminist Fictions’ by Annabel L. Kim, French Studies, 74:2 (April 2020): 320-321.