Susan Ireland recently published a book with Greenwood Press (2001); the volume is co-edited with Patrice J. Prouix of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Professor Ireland is also an editor of The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature.
Immigrant Narratives in Contemporary France examines the different ways in which the experience of immigration is presented in literary texts written by authors whose families came to France from the Caribbean, the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco), sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia (Vietnam). In particular, the volume looks at how these works shape debates about French national identity and raise questions about what it means to be French today. The seventeen essays discuss issues related to gender, cultural hybridity, race, class, generational difference, and the status of "minority" literature within the traditional canon. Immigrant Narratives is the first book in English to explore the post-war literature of immigration to France in a comprehensive fashion.