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.


“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.