Barbara Abrams

Barbara Abrams, PhD


Professor, French and Women’s and Gender Studies

Chair of History, Language, and Global Culture Department

Suffolk University, Boston, MA

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Barbara Abrams is Professor, of French and Women’s and Gender Studies and Chair of the department of History, Language and Global Culture at Suffolk University, Boston. Her academic work focuses on, French literature of the Enlightenment and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her recent work includes several articles on women’s epistolary writing in 18th Century France, the Factum as Fiction, and a new critical focus on the novels of Marie-Madelaine Bonafon. Her previous books include a multi-graph project titled Reframing Rousseau’s Le Lévite d’Ephraïm: The Hebrew Bible, Hospitality, and Modern Identity (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment) and Le Bizarre and Le Décousu: The Novels and Theoretical Works of Denis Diderot: How the Idea of Marginality Originated in Eighteenth-Century France,which examines the background of our modern concept of marginality by focusing on Diderot’s materialist philosophy.

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