Corine Labridy

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Caribbean literatures and cultures of French expression, Afro-diasporic cultural studies in Metropolitan France, postcolonialism/decolonialism, utopian/dystopian studies, theories of laughter.Corine Labridy (she/elle) is a co-founder of Kwazman Vwa, a digital humanities project that invites new and established Caribbean authors and scholars to discuss their latest works in monthly interviews. She is also assistant editor for Imaginaries, an online publication affiliated with H-France that is concerned with the many ways that literature and history can and do intersect. She was the managing editor of La Caricature, 1830–1835, a bilingual catalogue raisonné of the satirical journal’s complete lithographs, and she has written for Public Books, Small Axe and the CLR James Journal.Her current book project examines the work of black women stand-up comedians to suggest that their routines and public presence not only expand the boundaries of national humor but also pose a thoughtful challenge to the République française universelle’s tight conception of national identity. Her courses include “Birthplace of the Tout-Monde: An Intro to Caribbean Literature and Thought,” “On ne nait pas femme noire, on le devient,” “Intro to Haitian Literature,” and “Laughter and the ‘Other.’” When she is not in her office, she enjoys parenting, reading, walking everywhere, being in nature, and caring for her plants. She visits Guadeloupe, her native land, whenever possible.

Office Location: 
Williams Hall 530
Office Hours: 
Fall 2022: Monday and Tuesday, 1pm-2pm