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Fayçal Falaky
Associate Professor of French
504-862-3129
Newcomb 311D

Education

Ph.D., New York University

Biography

Fayçal Falaky (Ph.D. New York University) is a specialist in 18th-century French literature, culture and politics. His research is broadly concerned with Enlightenment philosophy and literature and the history of modernity. He has published articles in journals such as Forum for Modern Language Studies, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies and European Journal of Political Theory. He is also the author of Social Contract, Masochist Contract: Aesthetics of Freedom and Submission in Rousseau (SUNY Press, 2014).

Forthcoming Publications

  • “Out of Desire’s Excess, a Lover: Rousseau, between Narcissus and Pygmalion,” The Comparatist
  • “A Forsaken and Foreclosed Utopia: Rousseau and International Relations,” European Journal of Political Theory
  • “Reinventing Dignity,” in Art in the Service of Humanity: Rousseau and DIGNITY, ed. Julia Douthwaite (forthcoming with University of Notre Dame Press)

Recent Publications

  • Social Contract, Masochist Contract: Aesthetics of Freedom and Submission in Rousseau (Albany: SUNY Press, 2014).
  • “From Barber to Coiffeur: Art and Economic Liberalization in Eighteenth-Century France,” Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies. 36.1 (2013): 35-48.
  • “Rousseau’s Theatrical Reform: ‘l’utile et l’agréable’ in the Lettre à d’Alembert and Julie,” Forum for Modern Language Studies. 47.3 (2011): 262-274.
  • “Reverse Revolution: The Paradox of Rousseau’s authorship,” in Rousseau and Revolution, eds. Mikkel Thorup and Holger Ross Lauritsen (London: Continuum, 2011), 83-97.