Sylvie Koneski received her PhD from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles in 1994. Her dissertation on 20th Century French Literature, “Cannibalism as Otherness”, had an emphasis on cross-cultural studies and the links between Literature and Ethnology.


She is the current Resident Director of the University of Southern California (USC) Paris program.


She has taught a range of topics which have included the Paris Avant-Garde, 19th Century French Poetry, Traveling Writers, French Cinema from its Origins until Today, The Theater of the Absurd, and Travel, Exile and Migration. Her publications include articles on Marcel Proust’s early novels. She contributes, as a critic, to the literary blog