Klekovkina’s research interests are varied and range from 19th to
21st French and Francophone Studies. She works on Marcel Proust’s
A la Recherche du temps perdu and first-person discourse, autobiography
and life writing, women’s writing (especially Amélie Nothomb and Anna Gavalda),
memory and psychology, and technology (from both cultural and pedagogical
standpoints). She is also interested in cinema, especially cinematic adaptation
and French film history.
Dr. Klekovkina has published
several articles and presented her work at the MLA convention and its regional
chapters as well as the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies
International Colloquium. She is currently working on a manuscript, entitled
Visual Proust, which places Proust's canonical text, A la Recherche
du temps perdu, in a multi-media environment. The cinematic lens opens up
the Recherche to a new interpretation: an advocate of literature, the
narrator is also a theorist of the visual.
Ph.D. in French, University of
California, Los Angeles, 2005.
M.A. in French, University of California,
Los Angeles, 1999.
B.A. in French Studies, Butler University,
sans châtiment: Cinéma contemporain et éthique d'Emmanuel Levinas." French
, Spring 2012. Forthcoming
Nothomb: violence mimétique et jouissance scopique." Submitted for consideration
to Women in French Studies
, Summer 2012.
"Masculinity in Crisis
and Generosity in Anna Gavalda’s Novels." Masculinities in Twentieth- and
Twenty-first Century French and Francophone Literature
, Ed. Edith
Vandervoort. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2011.
"Mechanical Beauty or Death of Love."Aimer Et
Mourir: Love, Death and Women’s Lives in Texts of French Expression
Eilene Hoft-March and Judith Sarnecki. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge
Scholars Publishing, 2009. 22-47. Print
"Proust to the Rescue
or Writing with Style."
Bedford Bits. LORE: Special Issue on the Intersection of Literature and
. Spring 2009. Web.
souvenir visuel and Ruiz’s clin d’œil in Le Temps retrouvé
(Proust en devenir). Ed. Luc Fraisse. 46.4 (2006): 151-163.
"Caméra ou stylo: A Problematic Dialogue? Introduction."
Paroles Gelées : Selected Proceedings from the UCLA Department of French and
Francophone Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference
, 21 (2004): vi-vii.
"Proust’s Recipe for Humanity: How to Tame Our « Sale Bête »."
Century French and Francophone Studies
International Colloquium, San Francisco. Special Topic: Humain-Animal /
. March-April, 2011.
"Expanding Borders of Imagination or How to Transform Vulgar Contemplation into
Exotic Pilgrimage." MLA 2011 Convention. Panel Borders, Boundaries, and Peripheries in
Angeles. January 2011.
"Aristos, intellos et populos à table dans
Ensemble c’est tout d’Anna Gavalda
Convention. Panel French
Gastronomy and Cultural Identity I: Gastronomie et Littérature.
Chaminade U, Honolulu. November
"Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Leveling Out of Physical and Spiritual Education" PAMLA 2009 Convention. Panel
Film and Literature
. San Francisco SU. November 2009.
romanesque ou jouissance scopique chez Amelie Nothomb" PAMLA 2008 Convention.
Panel on Special Topic Violence and Representation
, WIF Session.
Representation de la violence dans les textes feminins
. Pomona College.
- Natalie Limonick Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award (UCLA, Division of
- Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (UCLA, 2004-2005).
- Dissertation Year Fellowship (UCLA, 2004-2005).
- Robert Merrill Award for Best Teaching Assistant, French & Francophone
Studies (UCLA, 2001-2002).
- Summa Cum Laude and Highest Honors in French Studies (Butler University,
- French Fieldtrip to COL-COA French Film Festival in Hollywood (Scripps
College, 2010 & 2011).
- Fulbright Interviews for Campus Committees Reviewing Applications for
Teaching and Research Assistanships (Scripps College, 2010).
- French Corridor Interviews (Scripps College, 2009 & 2010).
- Student Orientation and Placement Test Proctoring (Scripps College,
- Fund Raising Committee (UCLA, 2003-2004).
- Graduate Student Association (UCLE, 2001-2002).
- Graduate Policy Committee (UCLA, 1999-2000).