Liliane Ehrhart is a 6th-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French & Italian (FIT). Her dissertation, “The Wax Figures’ Effects,” investigates wax figures in modern and contemporary times, through a series of case studies in literature and arts (Edgar Degas, Nathalie Sarraute, Hervé Guibert, and Marc Quinn). Her work is at the intersection of literary, visual, and material cultures, with an emphasis on the representations of the human body, folk beliefs, and responses towards objects and images. Her other areas of specialization include 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Literature, American and French Film History.
Liliane comes from Paris, where she graduated with a B.A in Literature and Arts (Université Paris 7). She also earned an M.A. in History, Philosophy and Museum Studies (ENS Lyon), and an M.A. in French and Francophone Studies (Bryn Mawr College). She was a Visiting Scholar at NYU to study American avant-garde cinema (Tish School of the Arts).