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Faculty Bio

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

Curriculum Vitae

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 L&IB program and the study abroad program in London & Paris-Normandy: Remembering D-Day. He received the John B. & Thelma A. Gentry Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities in 2012, and the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service in 2017. His research and teaching interests include 19th-21st Century French and Francophone Literature and Culture, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature, art, theory, ethics, and society.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Simone de Beauvoir: le combat au féminin. Collection Que Sais-Je ? Paris: Presses Universitaires de France/Humensis, 2019. https://www.puf.com/content/Simone_de_Beauvoir

The Case for the Humanities: Pedagogy, Polity, Interdisciplinarity. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. https://www.amazon.com/Case-Humanities-Pedagogy-Polity-Interdisciplinarity/dp/1475825021

Francophone Women Writers: Feminisms, Postcolonialisms, Cross-Cultures. Preface by Maryse Condé. Lanham: Lexington Books Publishing, 2011. https://www.amazon.com/Francophone-Women-Writers-Postcolonialisms-Cross-Cultures/dp/0739140310

French-American Relations: Remembering D-Day after September 11. Lanham: University Press of America, 2008. https://www.amazon.com/French-American-Relations-Remembering-D-Day-September/dp/0761839682

Musique et Poétique à l’Âge du symbolisme: Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Claudel, Valéry. Paris: Editions L’Harmattan, 2005. https://www.amazon.com/Musique-po%C3%A9tique-l%C3%A2ge-symbolisme-Variations/dp/2747593231

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Gilets Jaunes, Macron’s Presidency, and France’s contradictions”, Contemporary French Civilization, Vol 45.3-4, forthcoming, 2020.

“Claudel dans/pour l’avenir: Diplomatie, Économie, Éco-critique.” Claudel aujourd’hui. Paris: Classiques Garnier, forthcoming 2020, p. 363-374.

“Le poète et le philosophe: Bonnefoy, Badiou, et l’avenir de la poésie.” Revue européenne de recherches sur la poésie, No. 4. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2018, p. 65-80.

“Teaching Hélé Béji, Post-Colonialism, and the Arab Spring: Perspectives from Baudrillard, McClintock, Giroux.” Rethinking the French Classroom: New Approaches to Teaching Contemporary French and Francophone Women. New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 111-119.

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Reviews & Interviews

“Entretien avec Hédi Bouraoui: altérité, nomanitude, interstice.” The French Review, Vol. 93.1, October 2019, p. 173-186.

Approaches to Teaching Baudelaire’s Prose Poems. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2017. 212 pp. By Cheryl Krueger (ed.). Dalhousie French Studies 113, 2018.

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

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