Dr. Eglė Kačkutė

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Vilnius University
Department of Romance Philology
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Dr. Eglė Kačkutė is a lecturer in French at Vilnius University. Her monograph Svetimos ir Savos (Strange and Familiar) on identity in contemporary British and French women’s writing was published by Vilnius University Press in 2012. Her research interests include comparative contemporary women’s writing, motherhood and migration. She is currently working on narratives of mothering in migration and expatriation.


Lithuanian, English, French
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 Contemporary French womens' writing

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Contemporary British and French women's writing, gender theory, motherhood, migration, expatration, multilingualsim


·      “Mothering in Stepmother Tongue”. Contemporary Women’s Writing in French Study Day ‘Mobility, Process, Dynamic Shifts: Nancy Huston’s Œuvre’, Institute of Modern Languages Research School of Advanced Study, University of London, 1.11.2014. http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/5710/1/Kackute_-_I_am_my_language_2014.pdf 

·      “I am my Language: Mothering a Foreign Child”. Institute of Modern Languages Research Seminar Series, 29.10.2014.

  • “Inner Lives and Difficult Choices of Educated Female Expatriates in Geneva”. MISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion) Annual Conference, 27-29.08.2014
  • Narratives of Mothers who Mother in a Foreign Envirnment”. IAFOR "The Inaugural European Conference on Cultural Studies 2014", 24-27.07.2014.
  • Portrait of a (Working) Mother. OPdA Research Day Highly Skilled Mobility and Gender Mechanisms, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Cambridge, 29.04.2014. http://www.opda.cam.ac.uk/news
  • Memory, Gender and Linguistic Amnesia”. International Conference The Place of Memory in the Literature and Cultural Productions of Diasporas, Maison de la recherche en Science Humaines, Caen University, 3-4.10.2013.
  • Mothering in a Foreign Language: Silent and/or Multilingual Mothers”. Motherhood in post-1986 European Literature Network, Workshop 4: ‘Motherhood, Migration and Exile’, University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Germanic-Romance Studies, 26.04.2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy1YgTJZwuU
  • “From Vilnius to Geneva: Sofija Čiurlionienė-Kymantaitė’s Work for Women’s Organisations and at the League of Nations”. Academic conference M.K. Čiurlionis and Sofija Čiurlionienė-Kymantaitė, Vilnius University Gender Studies Centre, 30.09.2011.
  •  “Problems of Cultural Belonging in the Fiction of M. NDiaye and A.L.Kennedy“. International Congress of Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, European Network for Comparaive Literary Studies (reelc-encls), 11-13.09.2009.
  • “Subjectivity in A.L. Kennedy‘s Fiction”. International Conference Beyond Postmodernism: Literatura, Theory, Culture, Vilnius University, Department of Literary History and Theory, LAUTE, 25.11.2006.
  • “La métaphore de la famille chez Marie NDiaye”. International conference Relations familiales dans les littératures française et francophone des XXe et XXIe siècles, University of Amsterdam, 25-26.10.2006.
  • “Gender Identity in Marie NDiaye‘s Autoportrait en Vert”. International Academic group Contemporary Women‘s Writing in French seminar, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, conveined by Prof. Gill Rye, 19.11.2005.
  • “Women`s Literary Tradition in France and the UK?”. International Conference Cultural Intertexts, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, 10.2005.
  • “The Self and Being With The Other‘ in Contemporary French Women’s Writing”. International Conference on Contemporary European Women Writers: Gender and Generation. Department of European Studies and Modern Languages and Centre for Women's Studies , University of Bath, UK, 30.03-01.04.2005.




Kačkutė, E., 2012. Savos ir svetimos, Vilnius: Vilniaus Universiteto leidykla.

The book is a monograph based on my PhD. It argues that identity in the work Trezza Azzopardi, Marie NDiaye, A.L. Kennedy and Marie Darrieussecq is constructed around unknowable otherness that is situated at the centre of the subject. These contemporary women authors remain sensitive to issues of alterity and belonging exploring mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion in order to raise larger questions to do with power, tolerance, ethics, respect and responsibility. It features my interviews with Trezza Azzopardi, A.L. Kennedy and Marie Darrieussecq. 


Articles in Peer Reviewed or Refereed Journals

Kačkutė, E., ‘Migrantės motinos tapatumas Betty Quan dramoje Gimtoji kalba’, Literatūra 56:4, forthcoming in 2015.

Kačkutė, E., 2015.  Mothering in a Foreign Language: Silent and/or Multilingual Mothers in Dalia Staponkutė's The Silence of the Mothers”. Women’s Studies International Forum, 52, pp. 82-91.

Kačkutė, E., 2012. “Nuo Vilniaus iki Ženevos: Sofijos Čiurlionienės-Kymantaitės dalyvavimas moterų judėjime ir veikla Tautų Sąjungoje”. Lyčių tyrimai ir studijos, 10 (10), pp. 8–15 

Kačkutė, E.,  2009.  “Save peraugantis tapatumas Alison Louise Kennedy kūriniuose Tai aš džiaugiuosi ir Pirminė  palaima“. Literatūra, 51 (4), pp. 84–100.

Kačkutė, E., 2007. Identity in A.L. Kennedy’s Novel So I am Glad and Short Story Original Bliss”, Literatūra, 48 (4), pp. 76-82.

Kačkutė, E., 2006. “Women's Literary Tradition in France and the UK?”, Acta litteraria comparativa : Kultūros intertekstai, Culture Intertexts 2, pp. 7-16.

Kačkutė, E., 2005. “Ar tebeaktualus ir ar tebemoteriškas‚ moterų rašymas”, Literatūra, 47 (4) pp.79-82.

Kačkutė, E., 2004. “Tapatumo problema Marie NDiaye romanuose”. Literatūra, 46 (4), pp. 95-103.

Kačkutė, E., 2002 “The World According to Woman”, Feminizmas, Visuomenė, Kultūra, (4) pp. 35-40.

Book Sections

Kačkutė, E.,  2009. “Progreso ir aukštesnės gyvenimo kokybės beieškant”. In Caspersen, J., ed., Lietuvių rašytojų takais Šveicarijoje, Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, pp 166-194.

Kačkutė, E., 2008. “Subjectivity in A.L. Kennedy's Writing”. In Rudaitytė, R., ed. Postmodernism and After, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 79-89.

Kačkutė, E., 2008. La Métaphore de la famille chez Marie NDiaye”. In Clément, M.,  L. et Wesemael, van S., eds.,  Relations familiales dans les littératures française et francophone des XXe et XXIe siècles. La figure de la mère, Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 273-283.

Kačkutė, E., 2007. The Self as Other in French and British Contemporary Women’s Writing”. In Giorgio, A. and Waters, J., eds. Women's Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation, Legacy, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 375-389.


Kačkutė, E., “Multiple Unbelongings” review of ‘Halberstadt, A., Vilnius Diary, Mudfish Individual Poet Series 9, New York: Box Turtle Press, 2014, http://www.cosmonautsavenue.com/review---halberstadt.html

Kačkutė, E., 2014. Review of ‘Radvilavičiūtė, G., ‘Those Whom I Would Like to Meet Again, Champaign: Dalkey Archive, 2013’. Lituanus, 60:4, pp. 87-93.

Kačkutė, E., 2014. Review of  'Davoliūtė, V. and Balkelis, T., Maps of Memory. Trauma, Identity, and Exile in Deportation Memoirs from the Baltic States, Vilnius: Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, 2012'. Lituanus, 60:1, pp. 97-101.

Kačkutė, E., 2013. Review of 'Kvietkauskas, M., ed., Transitions of Lithuanian Postmodernism. Lithuanian Literature in the Post-Soviet Period, Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, 2011'. Lituanus, 59:2, pp. 70-75