Philosophy of the body

Michaela Hulstyn

portrait: Michaela Hulstyn

Office Hours: 
by appointment
Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature

conference papers

“The Self and Other in Pain: From Valéry’s Thought Experiment to Delbo’s Embodied Reality,” Representing Genocide and Civil Conflict in Nonfiction Narrative, Modern Language Association Conference, Boston 2013

"Becoming the Female Subject: Metamorphosis of the 'Cochonne' in Darrieussecq's Truismes" The Influence of Simone de Beauvoir’s Writings on Following Generations of French Women Writers, Modern Language Association Conference, Boston 2013

“Boris Vian and the Jazz Novel” Johns Hopkins French Graduate Student Conference, “Normes et Formes,” October 2011, Johns Hopkins University

“Primal Listening: Lyotard, Nancy and the Limits of the (In)human” The 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, April 2011, University of San Francisco

awards and distinctions

Taube Center for Jewish Studies Grant Recipient (2012) for research in Paris on Holocaust memoirs

Peter Rotter Essay Prize (2010) Paper title: “Listening to Smothered Words: Lyotard’s Aesthetics and the Holocaust Narrative” 

UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research (2009) Paper title: “The Algeria Syndrome, or ‘Writing in Flight’: Land, Language and Self through the Autobiographical Lens of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous”

Martin-Turrill Best Essay Award – UCLA Fr/Francophone Dept. (2009) Paper Title: “La venue à l’inhumain : Néant et Force, Une etude de l’inexprimable tel qu’il est examiné par Jean-François Lyotard et Hélène Cixous”

classes taught

First-year French: French 1, French 2, French 3 (Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012)

Second-year French: French 21C (Fall 2012) 


French, Arabic 


Summer 2011: Institut d’études Françaises d’Avignon, Avignon, France 

2006-2010: B.A. in French, B.A. in Comparative Literature, summa cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, departmental and university honors 

2007-2008: l’Université de Lyon II, direct exchange, Lyon, France                            

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