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Bethany Ladimer

Professor Emerita of French


Bethany Ladimer holds a doctorate from Columbia University. Her teaching interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century (French) literature, women's writing, the literature of World War II, and the literature of Québec. Her research is in the areas of twentieth- and twenty-first century prose; women's studies; aging and creativity, literature of Québec.

She is the author of Colette, Beauvoir, Duras: Age and Women Writers (University Press of Florida, 2000). See below for her more recent publications.



Recent Publications


Ladimer book

"Wartime Writings, or the Imaginary Lover of Marguerite Duras," Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, volume 33.1 Winter 2009.

"Lectures à travers la Manche: Colette et Virginia Woolf," Cahiers Colettte, n°27, 2005.

"Marguerite Duras," Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography. Greenwood Press, 2004.

"Cracking the Codes: Social Class and Gender in Annie Ernaux," Chimères, Spring 2000.


Department of French

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Middlebury, VT 05753