Caitlin Dahl

  • Faculty Liaison, FRIT Graduate Student Organization
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Caitlin is a PhD candidate in French & Francophone literatures and languages with certificates in Cultural Studies and Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS). Her dissertation project, entitled “Queer Galanterie: Accommodating Queer Histories and Bodies in Early Modern France” focuses on the early modern permutations of galanterie and its literary potential to accommodate and represent non-normative identities and relations.

Caitlin received her M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019. Her thesis “‘Une certaine mollesse… où nous retombons toujours’ ; la notion de ‘trans’ et l’expérience pré-transgenre chez les personnages secondaires dans l’Histoire de la Marquise-Marquis de Banneville”, dealt with gender fluidity, cross-dressing and a pre-transgender experience in a novella first published in the Mercure Galant in 1695.

Caitlin received her B.A. with concentrations in French and German at Montana State University in 2015.

Her other research interests include sexuality, youth, and gender fluidity in early modern French literature and thought, manifestations of ‘monstrosity,’ depictions of Woman and their intersections with Queerness, and the construction of Nation through literature.