Associate Professor of French
Philippe Dubois specializes in 19th- and 20th-century French literature, with an emphasis on novels and discourses on food, gender and sexuality. He teaches courses on French literature, culture and media, engaging with such topics as otherness, identity construction, gender performance, culinary and cultural productions.
Among other courses, Prof. Dubois teaches UNIV 341/WMST 341--Transnational Queer: Genders, Sexualities, Identities; a collaborative project and lecture series designed collectively by faculty at Bucknell University, College of the Holy Cross, Union College, Vassar College, and Williams College.
Current Projects and Research Interests
Prof Dubois' published work focuses on the intersections of the gastronomic discourse, representations of masculinity, gender, and sexualities. He has written on the emergence of the gastronomic discourse in France, the figure of the bachelor in Balzac’s novels, and queer landscapes in the writings of Roland Barthes.
His current research explores gendered and marginalized culinary practices such as modest or local cooking, and vegetarianism, part of a larger project on food politics and national identities.
Philippe C. Dubois. “Engendering the Gastronome.” Collective on Masculinity. Bucknell University Press, Fall 2010.
Philippe C. Dubois and John Westbrook, co-editors. “Beyond Terroirs.” Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites 14.2, March 2010.
Philippe C. Dubois. “Révélations Intimes: Vers une Cartographie Queer du Sud-Ouest.” Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Film. French Literature Series, Vol. XXXIV, 2007.
Philippe C. Dubois. “Remanier le Masculin: Olivier Py et ses Paradis de Tristesse.” Aimez-vous le Queer? Edited by Lawrence R. Schehr. CRIN - 2005.
Philippe C. Dubois. “Baudelaire et ses Curiosités Culinaires.” Bulletin Baudelairien. Tome 39, Nos 1-2, Avril-Décembre 2004.
Philippe C. Dubois. “Savarin/BalZac: Du Goût des Excitants sur l’Écriture Moderne.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies. Volume 33, Nos. 1-2, Fall-Winter 04.
Philippe C. Dubois. “Biographical Profiles of Balzac and Rabelais.” Culinary Biographies. Yes Press, Inc. September 2004.
Philippe C. Dubois. “Tables Italiennes.” Critique. Numéro spécial ‘Gastronomie’. Les Éditions de Minuit 2004.
Transnational Queer Identities
UNIV 341/WMST 341 and Lecture Series
Through the examination of what is Queer as constructed in France and North America, this course and lecture series aim to better understand the ways in which different societies engage with discourses on gender and sexuality, and the ways our understanding of queerness changes depending on the cultural context.
The combination of course and lecture series aims to expose students to differing kinds of otherness and cross-cultural understandings of specific forms of identity constructions through a broad range of queer theoretical and cultural productions. || News articles
The course and lecture series feature guest speakers specializing in queer cultural production from fiction to cinema and performance. Topics include the body, sexual politics, citizenship, legal and aesthetic discourses. || Course Poster
This course and Lecture Series are the result of a collaborative project designed collectively by faculty from five institutions : Prof. Charles Batson, Union College; Prof. Philippe Dubois, Bucknell University; Prof. Brian Martin, Williams College; Prof. Thibaut Schilt, College of the Holy Cross; and Prof. Vinay Swamy, Vassar College.
Fall 2010 speakers also include Prof. Frieda Ekotto, University of Michigan, Prof. Denis Provencher, University of Maryland- Baltimore County, and Prof. Gretchen Schultz, Brown University.