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Touya, Eric R

Touya, Eric R

Position
Professor of French; Chevalier des Palmes Académiques

Contact
Office: 505 Strode
Email: etouya@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Eric Touya is Professor of French. He received his D.E.A. in Comparative Literature at the Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne, and his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. He is currently academic advisor for the French & International Trade program and the study abroad program in Paris-Normandy. His research and teaching interests include 19th-21st Century French and Francophone Literature and Culture, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature, art, media, theory, culture, economics, ethics, and society. He is the author of Musique et poétique à l’âge du symbolisme (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005), French-American Relations: Remembering D-Day after September 11 (Lanham: University Press of America, 2008), Francophone Women Writers: Feminisms, Postcolonialisms, Cross-Cultures (Lexington Books Publishing, 2011, Paperback reissue 2013), and The Case for the Humanities: Pedagogy, Polity, Interdisciplinarity (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Case for the Humanities: Pedagogy, Polity, Interdisciplinarity. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Francophone Women Writers: Feminisms, Postcolonialisms, Cross-Cultures. Preface by Maryse Condé. Lanham: Lexington Books Publishing, 2011.

French-American Relations: Remembering D-Day after September 11. Lanham: University Press of America, 2008.

Musique et Poétique à l’Âge du symbolisme: Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Claudel, Valéry. Paris: Editions L’Harmattan, 2005.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Violence, Mort, et Terreur: Camus, Meursault, Girard, et les limites de la critique littéraire.” Transitions: Journal of Franco-Iberian Studies, Vol. 10, Spring 2015, p. 64-81.

“‘Non Impedias Musicam’: Hommage à James R. Lawler.” Dalhousie French Studies, Vol. 105, Spring 2015, p. 47-60.

“Les dialogues Mallarmé-Claudel: Divergences et prolongements.” Études Stéphane Mallarmé, No. 2. Paris: Classiques Garnier, Fall 2014, p. 117-135.

“On Postcolonialism, Feminism, and History: Hélé Béji, Baudrillard, and the Arab Spring.” Dalhousie French Studies, no 102, 2014, p. 39-48.

“Claudel, l’Amérique, et la guerre 1914-1918.” Bulletin de la Société Paul Claudel, No. 214, Paris: Classiques Garnier, December 2014, p. 47-59.

Le souffle, le chant et le sacré dans La croyance même et Prières quotidiennes de Luce Irigaray: une poétique du sujet féminin? L’Esprit Créateur, Vol. 52, No. 3, Fall 2012, p. 74-87.

Hédi Bouraoui et les limites de la théorie postcoloniale: Approche transpoétique et nomadique. Présence francophone: Revue Internationale de Langue et de Littérature, No. 77, Fall 2011, p. 107-122.

“Migrance et violence dans l’oeuvre de Ying Chen et Marie-Célie Agnant.” Frictions et devenirs dans les écritures migrantes au féminin. Névine El Nossery and Anna Rocca (Ed.) Sarrebruck: Editions Universitaires Européennes, 2011, p. 131-148.

Poetics and Poetry: Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Poe and Mallarmé’s ‘eternal logic’. Nineteenth Century French Studies, Volume 35.2, 2007, pp. 393-407.

“Littérature et Tans-culture: Paul Claudel, Darius Milhaud et l’art de la polyphonie.” Paul Claudel Papers, Vol. V, Fall 2007, pp. 73-78.

Rethinking the postmodern impediment: Variations in French letters from Descartes to Derrida. Dalhousie French Studies, Volume 73, Winter 2005, pp. 55-63.

“Camus as Girard’s Pharmakos: the Trial(s) of Mimetic Criticism.” LittéRéalité, volume XVI, No. 2, Winter 2004, pp. 13-25.

“Paradoxes, Counterpoints and Modulations: Diderot and Valéry.” Forschugen zu Paul Valéry-Recherches valéryennes, No. 15, September 2004, pp. 103-124.

“Valéry, Descartes, Montaigne: le Cogito ou ‘l’assiette tranquille’?” Bulletin des Etudes Valéryennes, Vol. 94, April 2003, pp. 92-107.

“Mallarmé et Debussy: Exégèses de ‘L’Après-midi d’un faune.’” Essays in French Literature, Vol. 39, November 2002, pp. 209-224.

“Entre l’éternité et la (post)modernité: les trois musiques de Baudelaire.” Dalhousie French Studies, Vol. 55, Summer 2001, pp. 40-55.

Reviews & Interviews

L’Œuvre impossible: Claudel, Genet, Fellini. Paris: Éditions le Manuscrit, 2013. 207 pp. By Yehuda Jean-Bernard Moraly. Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Vol. 40, Issue 1, Article 9, March 2016. https://doi.org/10.4148/2334-4415.1859

Proust’s Latin Americans. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 280 pp. By Rubén Gallo. Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Vol. 39, Issue 2, Article 12, Summer 2015. https://doi.org/10.4148/2334-4415.1826

Joie de Vivre in French Literature and Culture. Essays in Honor of Michael Freeman. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2009. 319 pp. Ed. Susan Harrow and Timothy Unwin. French Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, December 2011, p. 358-359.

Between Baudelaire and Mallarmé. Voice, Conversation and Music. London: Routledge, 2009. 245 pp. By Helen Abbott. Nineteenth Century French Studies 39, No. 3&4, Spring-Summer 2011, p. 353-354.

Perspectives critiques: L’oeuvre d’Hédi Bouraoui. Sudbury, Ontario: Canada-Maghreb Centre, York University, 2006. 415 pp. Ed. Elisabeth Sabiston and Suzanne Crosta, Research in African Literatures, Vol. 39, No. 2, Summer 2008, p. 163-164.

Sens et présence du sujet poétique. La poésie de France et du monde francophone depuis 1980. New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006. 368 pp. By Mary Gallagher and Michael Brophy, French Review, Vol. 81, No. 4, March 2008, p. 768-769.

Transpoétique. Éloge du Nomadisme. Montréal: Mémoire d’encrier, 2005. 170 pp. By Hédi Bouraoui, French Review, Vol. 80, No. 3, February 2007, p. 668-669.

De la crise du sens à la quête du sens. Mallarmé, Bernanos, Jabès. Paris: Editions Le Cerf, 2001. 153 pp. By Eric Benoît. Nineteenth Century French Studies, Vol. 32, Winter 2003, p. 183-184.

Le Mythe de la passante. De Baudelaire à Mandiargues. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1999. 274 pp. By Claude Leroy. French Review, Vol. 76, No. 2, December 2002, p. 400-401.

Nerval. Le rêveur en prose. Imaginaire et écriture. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1997. 256 pp. By Jean-Nicolas Illouz. French Review, Vol. 73, No. 6, May 2000, p. 1223-1224.

Poetry and Moral Dialectic: Baudelaire’s Secret Architecture of Les Fleurs du mal. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997. 217 pp. By James R. Lawler. Dalhousie French Studies, Vol. 48, Fall 1999, p. 191-192.