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Bard Faculty

Eric Trudel

Associate Professor of French; Chair of the Division of Languages and Literature

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, French Studies, Human Rights, Literature

Academic Expertise: French Studies

Area of Specialization: 20th-Century French Literature

Biography:

B.A., Concordia University, Montreal; M.A., French literature, McGill University; Ph.D. in Romance languages, Princeton University. Author, La terreur à l'oeuvre: Théorie, poétique et éthique chez Jean Paulhan (Paris, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, coll. “L'imaginaire du texte,” 2007). Coeditor of “Tout peut servir”: Pratiques et enjeux du détournement dans le discours littéraire des XXe et XXIe siècles (Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2011); coeditor of a special issue of L’Esprit Créateur, “Old and New, Avant-garde and Arrière-garde in Modernist Literature” (Fall 2013); coeditor and translator, Jean Paulhan on Poetry and Politics (University of Illinois Press, 2008); coeditor, Figures et Frictions: La littérature au contact du visuel (Etudes Françaises, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2006). Numerous articles on Jean Paulhan, Chris Marker, Remy de Gourmont, Tanguy Viel, and modern and contemporary French and Francophone poetry. Managing editor of Formes Poétiques Contemporaines (SUNY Buffalo). At Bard since 2002.
Interests:

Research Interests: Poetic discourse; literary theory; the avant-garde; literature and the arts; French cinema

Other Interests: Comparative literature; French philosophy; literature from Quebec

Highlights:

2012 — Publication
Eric Trudel's translation of/introduction to Jean Paulhan's essay on Georges Braque, "Braque le Patron", appears in Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1929, edited by Karen K. Butler and published by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Phillips Collection, and Prestel (2013), p. 202-216.
Website: http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/exhibitions/7553

Contact:

Phone: 845-758-7121
Website: http://inside.bard.edu/french
E-mail: trudel@bard.edu