About

My research focuses on contemporary poetry and poetics, more precisely on the various forms and representations of deviance in post-1968 French experimental writing. I explore writers’ and theoreticians’ accounts of identity and authorship, the forms and functions of poetic writing, as well as the cultural discourses on society and politics found in their texts. I draw on theoretical motifs such as détournement and dissidence, dislocation and dismantlement, animality and idiocy. My recent scholarly projects explore the aesthetics of literary lists as modes of knowledge, as well as the notion of fictional encyclopedism and other playful forms of erudition in contemporary literature.

Education

Ph.D., Duke University, Department of Romance Languages (French/Francophone Studies), 2007

M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal, Département d’études littéraires, 1999

Publications

EDITED VOLUMES

With Éric Trudel. Poétiques de la liste et imaginaire sériel dans les lettres (XXe-XXIe siècles). Montréal: Nota bene, 2019. 400 pages.

With Éric Trudel. “Tout peut servir.” Pratiques et enjeux du détournement dans le discours littéraire des XXe et XXIe siècles. Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2012, 178 pages.

CHAPTERS + ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

“Pierre Senges, le savoir-(dé)faire de la liste.” Poétiques de la liste et imaginaire sériel dans les lettres (XXe-XXIe siècles). Eds. Nathalie Dupont and Éric Trudel. Montréal: Nota bene, 2019. 165-187.

“Savoir dérouter. Pierre Senges, érudit égarant.” Literature and alternative knowledge/Littérature et savoirs alternatifs. Spec. issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies/Sites 20.4-5 (December 2016): 657-666.

“Valère Novarina – opus incertum.” Valère Novarina: une poétique théologique? Special issue of Littérature 176 (December 2014): 47-56.

“L’Oeuvre assassine d’Éric Chevillard.” French Forum 39.2-3 (Fall/Spring 2014): 161-175.

With Logan Connors and John Westbrook. “Three Strategies for Promoting Intellectual Engagement in Advanced Undergraduate Seminars.” The French Review 88.1 (May 2014): 111-126.

“Valère Novarina, érudit réducteur et collectionneur d’idioties.” In “Tout peut servir.” Pratiques et enjeux du détournement dans le discours littéraire des XXe et XXIe siècles. Eds. Nathalie Dupont and Éric Trudel. Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2012. 121-135.

“Bêtes de langue.” Uncanny Poetry. Special Issue of L’Esprit Créateur 49.2 (Summer 2009): 163-176.

“La Tuyauterie poétique de Christian Prigent: trame ventriloquée et phrasé glottique.” French Studies Today. Special Issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 10.2 (March 2006): 127-140.

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