Stojanovic, Sonja

Assistant Professor of French

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 literature and culture. Her book manuscript focuses on how spectral figures, as sites of disruption and embodiments of a number of paradoxes, allow us to think disappearance; she is looking particularly at the works of Georges Perec, Marie Darrieussecq, Hélène Cixous, Marie NDiaye, and Patrick Modiano. 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, narratives of loss and mourning, representations of motherhood, and literary translation.

Recent publications include:

“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:

“Voyages endeuillés dans l’œuvre de Marie Darrieussecq,” in “Voyages de femmes,” Special Issue 7. Women in French Studies, edited by Catherine Montfort and Christine Probes. [forthcoming 2017]

“‘J’ai mangé, j’ai mangé’ [I ate, I ate]: Accumulation and Excess in Marie Darrieussecq’s Truismes” in Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in post-1968 Women’s Writing, edited by Francesca Calamita, Petra Bagley, and Kathryn Robson (Peter Lang, “Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing”) [forthcoming 2017]


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