Christina Lord, Ph.D.


 Assistant Professor of French

 Phone: 910-962-7311
 Office:  Leutze Hall 294

 B.A., French, University of Iowa
 M.A., French and Francophone World Studies, University of Iowa
 Ph.D., French and Francophone Studies, University of Kansas

 Dr. Lord teaches courses on French language, literature, and culture. She’s lived, worked,   and studied abroad in Québec and France. Dr. Lord specializes in French science fiction   and other forms of speculative literature and film from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. She is particularly interested in representations of the human, nonhuman, and posthuman, as well as the French philosophical lineage of posthumanism and transhumanism. She has a long list of other interests: science fiction from national traditions outside France, ecocriticism, animal studies, history of science (evolutionary theory and astronomy), comparative literature, cultural studies, and film studies. She regularly presents at conferences in either science fiction studies or French studies.

Recent Publications

Book Chapters

“Ode to the Orangutan: A Posthumanist Reading of Species Extinction in Éric Chevillard’s Sans l’orang-outan.” Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction, Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.), forthcoming summer 2020.

Refereed Journal Articles

“Facing the Science-Fictional Other: Human-Alien Contact in J.H. Rosny aîné’s Les Xipéhuz (1887).” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 48.1-2, fall 2019.

“Du post-exotisme au posthumanisme: Des anges mineurs d’Antoine Volodine (1999).” Œuvres et Critiques, “La Science-fiction en langue française,” vol. 44.2, fall 2019.


“Modiano, Klarsfeld, and Dora: Revisiting a Misunderstanding.” By Maryline Heck, translated by Christina Lord, Yale French Studies, no. 133, 2018, pp. 16-26.