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Lynne HufferSamuel Candler Dobbs Professor - WGSS

Lynne Huffer is a Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. She holds a PhD in French Literature from the University of Michigan (1989) and has taught at Yale (1989-1998) and Rice (1998-2005) Universities. Her fields of study include feminist theory; queer theory; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; modern French and francophone literature; literary theory; and ethics. Her published work is widely cited and reviewed, and she is frequently invited to speak at both academic and non-academic venues. She has won numerous awards, including four major teaching prizes at Emory and Rice Universities, as well as the Modern Languages Association Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship in English (2011). She is the author of four books: Are the Lips a Grave? (2013); Mad for Foucault (2010); Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures (1998); and Another Colette (1992); and numerous articles on feminist theory, queer theory, French literature, and ethics. Her personal essays and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Wild Iris Review, Blue Lake Review, Forge, Cadillac Cicatrix, Dos Passos Review, Eleven Eleven, Passager, The Rambler, Rio Grande Review, Southern California Review, Sou'wester, and Talking River Review. She has had writer's residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming, Hambidge Center in Dillard, GA, and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. She is currently working on three book projects: Wanton Extinction, on ethics, deep time, and the Anthropocene; Strange Eros, on modern eros; and Sleeping Sickness and Other Queer Histories, a memoir.

Recent Publications

“Lipwork.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 27, #3 (November 2016): 93-105. Contribution to scholarly exchange on Are the Lips a Grave?, including Lee Edelman, Kyoo Lee, and Penelope Deutscher.

“Strange Eros: Foucault, Ethics, and the Historical A Priori.” Special issue. Ed. Amy Allen and Smaranda Aldea. Continental Philosophy Review 49 (2016): 103-114.

“Foucault’s Fossils: Life Itself and the Return to Nature in Feminist Philosophy.” Foucault Studies 20 (December 2015): 122-141.