Adina Balint

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Adina Balint
Associate Professor

Modern Languages and Literatures

  • Creative Arts
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Language / Linguistics
  • Literature / Creative Writing
  • Philosophy / Ethics
  • Social / Personality
Areas of Expertise:
  • Fictional, Autobiographical, Autofictional Writing
  • Literature and Art
  • Transculturalism in Literature
  • Writers' Discourses on Writing
  • 20th and 21st centuries French and Francophone Literature
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Adina Balint earned her PhD (2009) in French Literature (Marcel Proust and Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio) from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include 20th and 21th-century French literature, the art of writing, écriture migrante in Canada, transculturalism, literary theory, and literature and philosophy/psychoanalysis.

She has published two monographs: on literary creation, Le Processus de création dans l’œuvre de J.M.G. Le Clézio (Brill, 2016), and on representations of mobility in literature: Imaginaires et représentations de la mobilité littéraire (Peter Lang, 2020). Balint has also co-edited two scholarly volumes: Transcultures, société et savoirs dans les Amériques (Peter Lang, 2017) and Rencontre des imaginaires, imaginaires transculturels au Canada et dans les Amériques (Presses Univesitaires de Saint-Boniface, 2018). She has published several book chapters and scholarly articles on autobiography/autofiction and self-other relations.

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