Stojanovic, Sonja

Assistant Professor of French
Concurrent Faculty, Gender Studies Program
Faculty Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Sonja Stojanovic


M.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University

Research Profile

Sonja Stojanovic specializes in 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone literature and culture. Her current book manuscript, Mind the Ghosts: Reading Disappearance, Memory, and History in Post-War Literature, examines how disappearance is formalized within certain memorializing practices through a theoretical engagement with the figure of the ghost. She is concurrently working on a project which looks at the gendered representation of precarious workers in contemporary fiction. Other interests include contemporary women’s writing, questions of immigration and migration, narratives of loss and mourning, representations of motherhood, contemporary European fiction, and literary translation. She organizes the Contemporary Writers Series (recent guest authors include Marie Darrieussecq and Gaël Faye).

Recent publications include:

“Voyages endeuillés dans l’œuvre de Marie Darrieussecq,” in “Les femmes et le voyage,” Special Issue 7. Women in French Studies (2018), edited by Catherine Montfort and Christine Probes, pp. 325-343.


“‘J’ai mangé, j’ai mangé’ [I ate and ate]: Accumulation and Excess in Marie Darrieussecq’s Truismes” in Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing, edited by Petra M. Bagley Francesca Calamita and Kathryn Robson (Peter Lang, 2017), pp. 167-186.

“Marie Darrieussecq’s Ghost,” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 69.4 (2015), 190-202.

“De Médée à Édmée: White de Marie Darrieussecq,” in “M comme Mère, M comme Monstre,” Special Issue. Sextant: Revue de la Structure de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur le Genre, l’Égalité et la Sexualité (STRIGES), (2015), 67-75.

Forthcoming articles include:

“Becoming Indivisible in the Age of Cloning: Resistance, Individuality, and Photography in Notre vie dans les forêts” in “Précisions sur les sciences in the work of Marie Darrieussecq,” Special Issue. Dalhousie French Studies, edited by Dominique Carlini Versini and Carine Fréville


“Marriage, Pregnancy and the City in Marie Darrieussecq’s Le Pays” in Women in the City in French Literature and Culture: Reconfiguring the Feminine in the Urban Environment, edited by Siobhan McIlvanney and Gillian Ni Cheallaigh (University of Wales Press).

Contact Information

168 Decio Faculty Hall

Mailing Address:

University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556