Kaliane has studied Comparative Literature at the University of Edinburgh and Philosophy at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She has published fiction in Québec and France and worked as a performer before returning to academia.
Kaliane’s research explores how the text works as a survival tool when violence and suffering alter the body. Her dissertation, “Ecritures blessées: Joë Bousquet, Hervé Guibert, Violette Leduc, Simone Weil,” unfolds as four case studies of twentieth-century French authors who write about their wounds. It investigates writing as a performative and transformative act and offers a reassessment of agency, via self-invention, in the face of adversity. She has forthcoming articles on Joë Bousquet, Violette Leduc, and Hervé Guibert in France and the US.
In 2018, she is the recipient of the Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship of the Phi Beta Kappa society.
20th- and 21st- century French literature, writing and performing the self; wounds, illness and trauma; critical theory; contemporary philosophy; ethics; women writers and feminism
Licence – Université Aix-Marseille I, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
MSc – University of Edinburgh
M.A. – Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
M.A., M.Phil – New York University