Essays in French Literature and Culture

A peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the French Programme at the University of Western Australia ISSN No. 1835-7040

Kit Yee Wong, “Degenerate Bodies: Max Nordau’s Degeneration and Émile Zola’s La Débâcle”, Essays in French Literature and Culture 58, 2021.

About the Author: Kit Yee Wong

Kit Yee Wong is an Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Her PhD thesis, awarded in 2018, is on the subject of myth in Émile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart novels. In 2019, she organised the symposium ‘The Pathological Body from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present: European Literary and Cultural Perspectives’ (@pathbodylit), and the journal special issue will be published in 2021. She is also co-organiser of the annual Migrating Texts Modern Languages workshops (@migratingtexts) at the IMLR in London, UK, established in 2014. She is working towards a monograph based on her PhD thesis.