Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture
The French department is deeply saddened by the loss of Anne Deneys-Tunney who passed away on November 5, 2017.
A professor at New York University since 1987, Anne Deneys-Tunney was a former student from the École normale supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses, an Agrégée de Lettres Modernes, and hold a PhD from Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France.
Anne Deneys-Tunney's specialty was the Enlightenment and its aftermath, and the relationship between philosophy and the novel. She taught at the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris, France), at the École normale supérieure, as well as various European universities. She is the author of Écritures du corps. De Descartes à Laclos (PUF, 1992), Un autre Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Le paradoxe de la technique (PUF, 2010), and Philippe Sollers ou l'impatience de la pensée (PUF, 2011).
Anne Deneys-Tunney was awarded with the Prix spécial from l'Académie française in 1989 for her work.