Jeri English is an Associate Professor in French and Women's and Gender Studies in the Department of Humanities at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. She teaches French language and literature courses, and courses on women's life-writing and cinema. Her research areas include feminist literary, film and cultural theory; twentieth- and twenty-first-century French women writers; autobiography; and the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir.
She has presented papers and published articles on Rachilde, Annie Ernaux, Violette Leduc, Marguerite Duras, Marie Darieussecq and Beauvoir. Her current research project examines reflections of Beauvoir's theories of self-other relations in contemporary French women's autobiographical writings.
Areas of Research: 20th-century and Contemporary French Literature; French and Francophone Women Writers; Feminist Literary, Cultural and Film Theory; Autobiography and Autobiography Theory; Simone de Beauvoir