Béatrice Mousli published her first article in 1994, in the French literary magazine Digraphe. A year before she had completed her dissertation, Intentions, une revue des années vingt [“Intentions, a literary magazine of the ’20s”], which was later put in book form and published by Ent’revues in 1996.

Since then, she has been pursuing several paths, most leading to recreate the literary and publishing world of the years 1900–1950. Alone or in collaboration, she wrote books, edited volumes and organized conferences.

Since her move to Los Angeles, she has found several ways to mix in her interest for literary history and her love for her new city, while building bridges between the two places to which she now belongs.

She teaches French language and literature at USC, and is the founding director of the USC Francophone Research and Resource Center.


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A few dates:

  • 1966 Born in Orléans, France
  • 1989 Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (D.E.S.S.) en Documentation-Information, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
  • 1993 Doctorat ès Lettres,  “Intentions, revue littéraire, 1922–1924”  - Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne
  • 1998 Valery Larbaud, Grand Prix de la Biographie de l’Académie française
  • 1998 moved to Los Angeles
  • 2005 Habilitation à diriger des recherches, “Pour une autre histoire littéraire: réseaux et sociabilités littéraires au début du XXe siècle” –  Paris-III–Sorbonne Nouvelle.
  • 2005 Max Jacob,  Prix Anna de Noailles de l’Académie Française
  • 2007 named “Knight of The Order of Academic Palms” by the French Minister of Education
  • 2010 Philippe Soupault

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