Cécile Ruel

Cécile Ruel

Teaching Assistant Professor
Dey Hall 225


Ph.D., Modern French Studies, University of Maryland

MA, French Studies, University of Maryland

BA, English Literature and Culture, Université de Caen Normandie, France and National University of Ireland, Galway

About Professor Ruel

Cécile Ruel's research focuses on 20th and 21st French century literature, with a special interest in travel narratives, particularly travel narratives by women. Her dissertation, entitled Politique, poétique, philosophique: le récit de voyage de Simone de Beauvoir aux États-Unis, shows how travel writing is central to Beauvoir's thought as a creative space in which she engages with identity and otherness, philosophy, particularly phenomenology, and politics.

Research Interests

Other interests include film, philosophy and environmental studies.