Dr. Kathleen Antonioli

Associate Professor of French

Contact Information Photo of Dr. Antonioli

  • Email: kantonioli@ksu.edu
  • Office: Eisenhower 108

Research Interests

Modern French literature, literary history, the sociology of literature, theories of modernism, women's writing, feminist theory, Québec literature and theories of francophone literature.


  • Ph.D. in Romance Studies, Duke University, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies, Duke University, 2011
  • M.A. in Romance Studies, Duke University, 2008
  • B.A. in French and English, Lewis and Clark College, 2004

Recently Offered Courses

  • 500-level Courses: French Conversation, French Literature 19 th Century to Present, Readings in French
  • Advanced Seminars: Paris 1913, Love Stories in 19 th Century French Literature, Topics in French Translation, Contemporary French Literature, Realist French Literature, Translating the 'Freedom Papers': Charles de Gaulle & WWII Correspondence, Francophone Literature and Culture

Publications (Selected)

Single-authored articles


  • “Colette française (et fille de zouave) : Colette and the French Singularity.” French Politics, Culture, and Society, vol. 38, no. 1, March 2020, pp. 113-128. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3167/fpcs.2020.380106
  • “How Colette became a feminist: Selling Colette in the United States 1960-1985.” Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 41, no. 4, Summer 2018, pp. 68-83. DOI: 10.2979/jmodelite.41.4.05
  • “Women, politics, and work: Walter Benjamin interviews Colette.” Women in French Studies, Special Issue on Fluidity and Femininity, 2017, pp. 89-103.
  • “Simone de Beauvoir as a Reader of Women’s Writing: Dialogue and Profession.” Women in French Studies, vol. 23, 2015, pp. 54-68.
  • “Classic and Modern: Colette Criticism in the Interwar.” Modern & Contemporary France, vol. 23 no. 3, August 2015, pp. 369-386.

Co-authored articles

  • “Collaborative Perspectives on Translation and the Digital Humanities in the Advanced French Classroom.” Co-authored with Melinda Cro. French Review, vol. 91, no. 4, May 2018, pp. 130-145.
  • “Myth, Dialogue and Collaboration in the ‘French Freedom Papers’: De Gaulle and Anglo-French Correspondence.” Co-authored with Melinda Cro. French Studies, vol. 72, no.3, January 2018, pp. 35-52.


Grants & Awards

  • Melinda Cro and Kathleen Antonioli, in collaboration with the French section, received a competitive "Tournees" grant from the French government to host a French film festival at K-State this Spring. (2014)