Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Faculty & Staff Directory

Dr. Eliana Vagalau

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director

Office #:  CC471

Phone: 773.508.7604

Email: evagalau@luc.edu


  • 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
  • FREN311: French Modernity

Selected Publications

  • Jean-Claude Charles. A Reader's Guide, edited by Martin Munro and Eliana Văgălău, Liverpool University Press, May 2022.

          Jean-Claude Charles: A Reader’s Guide

  • “A part le bonheur, il n’y a rien d’essentiel: The Transnational Narrative Model in Maryse Condé’s Desirada.” Transnational Africana Women’s Fictions, edited by Cheryl Sterling, Routledge, 2021.
  • "Manhattan Blues: roman, partition ou scénario?" Revue Francofonia, n.80, Spring 2021
  • “I Once Knew a Man”, Intranqu'îllités n.5 – Éros, November 2020.
  • “L’éclatement volontaire des notions identitaires par la rencontre des imaginaires : La revue intranQu’îllités de James Noël et Pascale Monnin.” Francophonies d’Amérique, Number 49, Spring 2020.
  • "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.