Fabien Siles

Credentials: PhD Candidate in French

Email: fsiles@wisc.edu

EDUCATION

  • Master recherche ECMA spécialisation linguistique – Aix-en-Provence (France)
  • Licence LLCER – Aix-en-Provence (France)
  • Baccalauréat général

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I mainly focus on contemporary literature. I look at the way authors interact with the spaces they inhabit. More specifically, I am interested in the concept of “territoire” and how these authors express a certain discomfort regarding the state policies of space-planning (aménagement du territoire) whether it be gentrification of city centers, desertification of rural regions, etc. Some of the authors I study are Michel Houellebecq, Sylvain Tesson, Hadrien Bels, Marie Darrieussecq, and Annie Ernaux.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • French 101 (Taught and Head TA)
  • French 102
  • French 204

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • La désertification progressive de l’agentivité humaine dans Notre vie dans les Forêts (2017) April 2023, 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquim, Tuscon, AZ.