Lea Jouannais Weiler
Léa Jouannais Weiler focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century German and French literature and philosophy. She works at the intersection between the history of science and the representation of technology and violence in literature and film. In particular, she has explored the role of technology in Max Frisch’s novels and examined the depiction of bodily violence in the works of Elfriede Jelinek and Michel Houellebecq. Her research interest also includes Jewish thought and history, and the memory of the Holocaust in contemporary Germany.
Before coming to Yale for her PhD, Léa studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.