Anne-Gaëlle Saliot is is an Assistant Professor in French Studies at Duke University, and President of the Educo program in Paris for 15-16. Her research occupies the boundary between aesthetics and literature. She is the author of the book The Drowned Muse: Casting the Unknown Woman of the Seine Across the Tides of Modernity which was published in September 2015 at Oxford University Press. She has strong interest in philosophical approaches to images, particularly in Benjamin, Blanchot, Deleuze and Rancière. She has published on Maurice Blanchot for Les Cahiers de l’Herne. Her newest research deals with French cinema and theories of cinema. In her current book project she explores the ways in which nineteenth-century literature and aesthetics surface in New Wave cinema. She has publications on Truffaut, Godard and Rivette.