Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Faculty & Staff Directory

Dr. Eliana Vagalau

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  CC471

Phone: 773.508.7604



  • PhD, French, Northwestern University, 2015
  • MA, Romance Languages: French and Italian, University of Oregon, 2005
  • BA, French Culture, The Colorado College, 2003

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Francophone literature and culture, especially of the Caribbean
  • Contemporary French and Francophone philosophy
  • Race and diaspora studies, gender and sexuality studies, literature and politics
  • Italian culture
  • Translation

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Modern Languages Association
  • Haitian Studies Association
  • Caribbean Studies Association
  • Conseil International d’Études Francophones

Courses Taught

  • French 250-251: French Composition and Conversation I and II
  • French 270-271: Main Currents of French Literature, I and II
  • French 301: Stylistics
  • French 309: Francophone Literature
  • French 340: Survey of Prose: Fictional and Non-Fictional
  • UCLR 100: Black Paris

Selected Publications

  • A part le bonheur, il n’y a rien d’essentiel:  The Transnational Narrative Model in Maryse Condé’s Desirada,” (forthcoming)
  • "Jean-Claude Charles: Challenging the Notion of Global Literature,”  Sites/Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, January 2015. 
  • ''I'm Still Falling:  Jeffrey Goldstein on Vivian Maier,”  The Buenos Aires Review, July 2014. (http://www.buenosairesreview.org/2014/0 7/ im-still-falling-jeffrey-goldstein-on-vivian-maier/) 
  • English to French translation of "Neuropsychiatry and the Unconscious; or, the Biological Citizen", by Christopher Lane, Figures de la psychanalyse 2.6 (2013): 143-57.