Emilie Garrigou Kempton

Contact Information

E-mail: garrigou@usc.edu


  • B.A. Univ. of Bordeaux III
  • M.A. Univ. of Bordeaux III
  • M.A. Univ. of Lyon II


Summary Statement of Research Interests

  • My research focuses on the influence of French catholic discourse on the construction and evolution of the category of hysteria in XIXth and XXth century France. My research proposes to go beyond the traditional conception of XIXth century hysteria as the historical continuation or displacement of Early Modern cases of religious possession and offers to consider the birth of modern hysteria in the context of the religious and political tensions that agitated French society at the time.