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Faculty Bio

Touya, Eric R

Touya, Eric R

Position
Associate Professor of French; Chevalier des Palmes Académiques; Interim Director, Language & International Trade; Advisor, L&IT-French

Contact
Office: 505 Strode
Phone: 656-3540
Email: etouya@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Eric Touya is Associate 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 (University Press of America, 2008) and Francophone Women Writers: Feminisms, Postcolonialisms, Cross-Cultures (Lexington Books Publishing, 2011). His most recent articles have focused on trans-poetics and nomadic and migrant literatures.

Additional Information

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

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)

“Les dialogues Mallarmé-Claudel: Divergences et prolongements.” Études Stéphane Mallarmé, no 2, 2014.

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, 2012.

Hédi Bouraoui et les limites de la théorie postcoloniale: Approche transpoétique et nomadique. Présence francophone, no 77, 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.

Joie de Vivre in French Literature and Culture. Essays in Honor of Michael Freeman. Ed. Susan Harrow and Timothy Unwin. French Review, December 2011, p. 358-9.

Between Baudelaire and Mallarmé. Voice, Conversation and Music. By Helen Abbott. Nineteenth Century French Studies 39, Spring-Summer 2011, p. 355-6.

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

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