B.A., Williams College; M.A., Middlebury College
19th, 20th, and 21st century Francophone literature; ecocriticism; environmental humanities; postcolonial studies; spatial theory; landscape and land; translation theory; untranslatables.
Eirann is a Ph.D. candidate in French Literature, Thought and Culture at NYU. Her research looks closely at plants, their uses, and their relationships with humans in the jardin créole, through an approach that intertwines ecocriticism, plant studies, feminist thought, and decoloniality. Her dissertation, entitled “Cultivating the Creole Garden: Decolonial Feminist Ecologies of the French Antilles” queries how women artists and writers of the French Antilles represent the creole garden in ways that confront relationships with land and generate Antillean modes of expression. She holds a B.A. in French and Environmental Policy from Williams College and a M.A. in French from Middlebury College.