Elizabeth Brunazzi was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in East Texas. She graduated with honors from All Saints Episcopal College, Vicksburg, Mississippi. She received her AB in French from Stanford University; MS in French and Applied Linguistics, and MA in English Literature from Georgetown University. She was awarded the PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, with highest honors from the Princeton Alumni Association for Excellence in Graduate Teaching; and the Council for the Humanities for the Whiting Foundation Dissertation Award.
Her teaching appointments include Princeton University, Pomona College, Wesleyan University, New York University, Rutgers University, and George Washington University. Her fellowships and residencies include the Camargo Foundation, La Fondation des Treilles, Callaloo invitational writers’ workshops; and a French government, three-year residential award under the Compétences et Talents program for research and writing in France.
Her published essays and reviews have appeared in the journals Les Lettres modernes James Joyce Quarterly, European Joyce Studies and French Cultural Studies ; and in the collection of essays Culture and Daily Life in Occupied France, eds. Elizabeth Brunazzi and Jeanine Plottel
Her poetry and prose poetry in English and French are published in the journals Le Nouveau Recueil, La Traductière, and most recently, the online review and publisher, Recoursaupoeme.fr, Recoursaupoemeediteurs.com which published her bilingual ebooks The Beginning Ends Here/Le Commencement prend fin ici, EngIish and French texts, Elizabeth Brunazzi, illustrations Bernadette Genoud-Prachet;republished, Lambert Academic Publishers, 2019; Baby Pictures of Famous Dictators/Photos bébés de dictateurs célèbres, original English text by Charles Simic, French translation, Elizabeth Brunazzi; and Out of the Wasteland/De la Terre de désolation, original English text by Maja Herman-Sekulič, French translation, Elizabeth Brunazzi; and Point de fuite, livre d’artiste, Bernadatte Genoud-Prachet, texte d’Elizabeth Brunazzi, Gravé sur bois + Liège, Sur papier viel Hollande (Koperdrukruk) 250gr, sept exemplaires, Éditions BGP, 2015.
Her short fiction was published by Washington Review, her story “The Baby Has Wings” nominated by editor Pati Griffith for a Pushcart Prize; and, her story “Mostly They Have None,” in the collection One in Three Women with Cancer Confront an Epidemic, Cleis Press.
Her most recent article on “Tourmente sur l’Afghanistan, Grand Reporter Andrée Viollis and Civil War in Afghanistan, 1929” was published in the February, 2019, issue #1, of French Cultural Studies, UK. She accepted an appointment to teach French at the University of New Mexico, 2019.-2020 She is currently working as the organizer and co-editor of a new multilingual anthology of contemporary Haitian poetry.