David Caron

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Professor of French and Women' s Studies

4218 MLB Dept. Of Romance Languages and Literatures 812 E. Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275

Office Location(s): 4218 MLB
Phone: 734.647.2665

  • Fields of Study
    • Queer Studies
    • HIV/AIDS
    • 20th-and 21st-century French literature and culture
    • Holocaust
    • Jewish Studies
    • World Queer Cinema
  • About

    David Caron is Professor of French and Women’s Studies. His new book, titled The Nearness of Others: In Search for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV, is a personal account of living with HIV and dealing, among many other things, with the issue of disclosure. Probing our cultural fear of contact eventually leads to a profound reassessment of tact as a way to live and a way to think, with our bodies and with the bodies of others. Current projects, long and short, include reflections on the epistemic possibilities that HIV may allow and an essay on contemporary queer cinema in a global context.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in French, 1994, University of California, Irvine
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books