- Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature in French, from former French colonies and the French-speaking world
- Special concentration on the French Caribbean
- Interests in West Africa and North Africa
- Post-colonial theory and analysis
Analyzing responses to the post-colonial era in Francophone literature, post-1960. My current monograph focuses on critiques of colonialism in the post-colonial era by studying the re-writing of Western European literary works as protest. Selected re-writings by Francophone authors from former colonies are presented as a symbol of deep discontentment and powerful discourse against colonialism. Currently completing first monograph.
- PhD, Harvard University
- MA, Rice University
- BA, Rice University
Reynolds, Felisa Vergara and Michael Boler. "Aristotle and Zazie". Modern Philology. 2016, 113(4). 573-581. https://doi.org/10.1086/685382
Reynolds, Felisa Vergara Maryse Condé's La vie sans fards: Knowledge and Truth Unmasked. 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Internaitonal Colloquium, 01 Feb 2015, Baton Rouge, United States, Paper, 2015.
Reynolds, Felisa Vergara Rwanda Revisited: Scholastique Mukasonga's Notre-Dame du Nil. African Literature Association Conference, 01 Jun 2015, Bayreuth, Germany, Paper, 2015.
Reynolds, Felisa Vergara. "Khatibi as Derridas foil: Undermining the last defender of the French language". Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. 2014, 18(2). 199-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/17409292.2014.900933
Reynolds, Felisa Vergara. "René Maran, Forgotten Father of the Francophone Novel". Journal of the African Literature Association. 2012, 7(1). 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/21674736.2012.11690199