new books in french studies

*original print by terrence peterson

New Books in French Studies is a New Books Network podcast series that I launched in 2013. If you’re an author with a new or forthcoming book who might be interested in an interview, or if you’re a listener with a recent title to suggest, please send me an email.

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An interview with Michael Vann about The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt (Oxford University Press, 2018). Listen here.

An interview with Annabel Kim about Unbecoming Language (The Ohio State University Press, 2018). Listen here.

An interview with Catherine Clark about Paris and the Cliché of History (Oxford University Press, 2018). Listen here.

An interview with Marc Braude about The Invisible Emperor (Penguin Press, 2018). Listen here.

An interview with Emma Kuby about Political Survivors (Cornell University Press, 2019). Listen here.

An interview with Donald Reid about Opening the Gates (Verso Books, 2018). Listen here.

An interview with Joan Wallach Scott about Sex and Secularism (Princeton University Press, 2017). Listen here.


Thomas Dodman, What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

Kathleen Keller,  Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society in Interwar French West Africa (University of Nebraska Press, 2018).

Stefanos Geroulanos, Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present (Stanford University Press, 2017).

Denis Provencher, Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations (Liverpool University Press, 2017).

Danna Agmon, A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion and Scandal in French India (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Patricia Lorcin and Todd Shepard eds., French Mediterraneans: Transnational and Imperial Histories (University of Nebraska Press, 2016).

Ludivine Broch, Ordinary Workers, Vichy, and the Holocaust: French Railwaymen and the Second World War (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Darcie Fontaine, Decolonizing Christianity: Religion and the End of Empire in France and Algeria (Cambridge University Press, 2016).