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Professor of French
Robin and Jean Gibson Term Professor, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Office Hours – AY 2018-19

  • None on Sabbatical Leave
  • Or by appointment


Brigitte Weltman-Aron is Associate Professor of French at the University of Florida and does research on the Enlightenment and on Francophone literature and culture from the Maghreb.


  • Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015)
  • On Other Grounds: Landscape Gardening and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century England and France (Albany: SUNY Press, 2001).
  • Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture, co-edited with Victoria Pagán and Judith W. Page (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015).
  • Rousseau and Emotions/De l’émotion chez Rousseau, co-edited with Laurence Mall, L’esprit créateur vol. 52, no. 4 (Winter 2012)
  • “‘Il y a de la différence’: Hélène Cixous et la différence sexuelle” in Le Rire de la Méduse. Regards critiques. Eds. Martine Reid and Frédéric Regard. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2015. [73-86].
  • “Lectures de Zohra Drif” in The Algerian War of Independence and Its Legacy in Algeria, France, and Beyond. Ed. Maya Boutaghou, L’esprit créateur vol. 54, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 51-63.
  • “L’ami n’est pas l’amitié: L’amitié dans la correspondance de Rousseau et Diderot,” in Rousseau en toutes lettres. Ed. Eric Francalanza. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014. [155-67].
  • “Le rapport au temps dans la correspondance de Diderot” in Epistolaire, Revue de l’AIRE 40 (2014): 59-67.
  • “Femmes philosophes: Des Questions sur l’Encyclopédie aux Lettres philosophiques” in Revue Voltaire 14 (2014): 153-65.
  • “‘Le sang et les oranges’: L’espace du religieux chez Assia Djebar” in Les Ecrivains maghrébins francophones et l’Islam. Ed. Najib Redouane. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2014. [213-23].
  • “Political Betrayal: Hélène Cixous’s The Perjured City” in Betrayal. Eds. Richard Block and Michael Du Plessis. New Centennial Review 12.3 (Winter 2012): 67-89.