Brooke Tybush

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Brooke Tybush is a dual-title PhD student in the French and Francophone Studies department and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality department at Penn State. She received her B.A. in French and History from East Carolina University in and her M.A. in French from the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on questions of maternity, marriage, sexuality, and kinship in eighteenth-century France. Her dissertation, tentatively titled Maternal Sexualities: Mothers and Lovers in Eighteenth-Century French Literature, explores the entanglements of maternity, desire, and sexuality in French texts authored by women and the ways in which these texts both conform to and challenge the trope of the civic mother in eighteenth-century French literature.


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