Licence (Lettres Modernes) – Université Aix-Marseille I
Licence (Anglais LCE) – Université Aix-Marseille I
M.Sc. (Comparative Literature) – University of Edinburgh
Licence (Philosophie) – Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
M.A. (Philosophie) – Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
M.A., New York University
M.Phil., New York University
20th and 21st century French literature; autobiography and autofiction, writing and performing the self; wounds, illness and trauma; critical theory; contemporary philosophy; ethics; women writers and feminism.
Ecritures blessées: Joë Bousquet, Hervé Guibert, Violette Leduc, Simone Weil.
Kaliane’s current research explores how the text becomes a tool for survival when violence and suffering alter the body. It unfolds as four case studies of twentieth-century French authors who write about their wounds, be they literal (Bousquet’s war wound, Guibert’s AIDS), imaginary (Leduc’s paranoia about her illegitimacy as a bastard), or self-inflicted (Weil’s hunger strikes). Her dissertation investigates writing as a performative and transformative act and offers a reassessment of agency, via self-invention, in the face of adversity.
Kaliane has also published fiction in Québec and worked as a performer in Paris.
She has forthcoming articles on Joë Bousquet, Violette Leduc, and Hervé Guibert in France and the US.