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Professor of French
University Term Professor, 2016-19
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Office Hours — Spring 2020

  • Wednesdays: 10:40 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10:40 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Or by appointment


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

Publications – Recent publications include

Books, Edited Volumes

  • 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)

Book Chapters, Articles

  • “Ennemi du Système: Voltaire et la philosophie,” in Systems. Ed. Maria Scott. Irish Journal of French Studies 17 (2017): 23-44.
  • “Repenser la marge: Djebar lit Camus,” in Hommage à Assia Djebar. Ed. Nelly Noury-Ossia, CELAAN Review Vol. 12, No. 3 (Fall 2015): 97-112.
  • “‘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.