Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand is a postdoctoral research fellow affiliated with the Department of Literary Studies. She holds degrees from the University of Montreal (PhD in French Literatures, 2010) and the University of Quebec in Montreal (MA in Literary Studies, 2003). Her areas of research include contemporary French and Quebecois literature, women’s writing, kinship, community, legacy of feminism, dialogue between psychoanalysis and gender studies and the transmission of traumatic memory.
Her current project focuses on representations of Holocaust memory by authors of the second and third generation and examines more precisely how the body serves as a vector for memories of the genocide in postmemorial narratives. Extending from her on-going project, her researches increasingly encompass questions of social vulnerability, posthumanity and affect studies.
She is an executive board member of CWILA: Canadian Women in the Literary Arts.