Alix Mazuet

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
University of Central Oklahoma

Dr. Alix Mazuet graduated in the spring 2000 with a MA in French. She is Associate Professor of French at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. Alix Mazuet was born in La Bocca, next to Cannes, Southern France. She also spent part of her childhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where her father worked as a pharmacist. Alix is now an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. In her research, she is particularly interested in French cultural history, with a focus on the transformational process of the space of knowledge, from the 1789 Revolution period to the late-19th century. For the early-19th century period, Alix concentrates on the community of French bibliophile-writers-Charles Nodier, Paul Lacroix, Gérard de Nerval, to name but a few. For the later part of the 19th century, she conducts multidisciplinary research that merges literary criticism, postcolonial theory and sound studies. Another of her strong interests is African literatures of French expression with a focus on the politics and cultural histories of sub-Saharan countries previously colonized by France. Alix regularly presents her work, organizes discussion series, and chairs panels on postcolonial theory, sub-Saharan literary criticism, and French cultural history. She has published articles and reviews in academic journals, including an article on cultural recycling practices in Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature (2007). She is editor and contributor of a collection of articles entitled, Imaginary Spaces of Power in Sub-Saharan Literatures and Films (2012). She is currently finishing her book, The Murmur of Books and the Writing of Sounds: Aurality and Sonorous Palimpsest in Nineteenth-Century French Literature.