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Adrien Guyot

Dr. Adrien Guyot

Assistant Professor, Literature and Language


After pursuing studies in Hypokhâgne and Khâgne and at the University of Lorraine, focusing in particular on Tim Burton’s glorification of deviancy, I left my native France for the University of Alberta in Canada where my experience abroad led me to develop an altered perspective towards francophone literature and embrace a new exciting academic journey. In 2009, I completed a M.A. in which I examined the notion of monstrosity in the development of Caribbean and Québécois literature. In 2016, I obtained a PhD from the University of Alberta. My dissertation, entitled L’Amérique, un ailleurs partagé (America: A Shared Elsewhere) explored this time around the concept of Americanity, the subversive, postcolonial and symbolic re-appropriation of the American continent by the cultural minorities of the Americas. I am a proud member of the Canadian Literature Centre, which actively seeks to celebrate Canada’s best authors and introduce our newest talents to the public. My current areas of research include heterotopian spaces and dystopian fictions, and the contemporary manifestations of false nostalgia in American literary and filmmaking production.

I teach a vast range of subjects, from language courses (FR 101 to 252) to third-year literature courses (FR 303, 312), as well as linguistics (FR 372).


  • PhD, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, 2016, University of Alberta
  • MA, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, 2009, University of Alberta
  • Licence, English, 2003, University of Lorraine

Select Publications

Guyot, Adrien. “Âges d’or et fausses nostalgies”. Mount-Royal University, forthcoming.

– – –. “Une Amérique en filigrane”. Interculturel Francophonies, vol. 32, 2017, pp. 129-146.

– – –. L’Amérique: un ailleurs partagé. University of Alberta, 2016.

– – –. “The Shared Dream of the Americas: An Introduction to Americanity”. Multilingual Discourses, vol. 1.3, 2015, pp. 91-117.

– – –. “Carrière, Marie. Médée protéiforme”. TranscUlturAl, vol. 5.1-2, 2013, pp. 216-218.