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Profile: Antoine Traisnel

Title: Assistant Professor
Degree:
Ph.D., Brown University  2013
Traisnel

Contact Info

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3132 AH

Phone:

647-6471

Uniqname:

traisnel

email:

traisnel@umich.edu

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Critical and literary theory; nineteenth-century American fiction and philosophy; theories of figuration; posthuman studies; translation.

Publications

Books
 
(In progress) Life in Capture: Animal Pursuits in Early America (English, Manuscript under revision)

(In progress) The Zurich Lectures: Paul De Man on American Literature, Monograph on De Man’s lectures on American Literature, Co-authored with Magnus Ullén (English)

Donner le change. Monograph co-written with Thangam Ravindranathan. Hermann, collection Le Bel Aujourd'hui (French, May 2016)
 
Hawthorne: Blasted Allegories, Monograph, Aux Forges de Vulcain press (French, July 2015)
 
Littérature et politique en Nouvelle-Angleterre, Collection of essays co-edited with Thomas Constantinesco, Presses de l’ENS de la rue d’Ulm (French, September 2011)
 
Peer-Reviewed Essays

"Climate Change, Natural History, and the Erosion of Dialectical Thought," co-written with Ingrid Diran, Climate Realism (forthcoming) 

“Unraveling the Being of Materiality: Essay review of Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics by Christopher Breu,” Cultural Critique (Forthcoming)

“What Gives (donner le change),” co-written with Thangam Ravindranathan, SubStance, University of Wisconsin Press (English, Forthcoming, August 2016)

“American Entrapments: Taxonomic Capture in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Prairie,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Duke University Press (English, May 2016)

“Palafox-Terrier: Heidegger suivant Chevillard,” in Animaux d’écriture : le lien et l’abîme. Numéro hors-série de la revue Romanesques, Classiques Garnier (French, October 2014)

“Capitalisme et capture : actualités d’un concept chez Deleuze et Guattari et Agamben,” Théorie, Littérature, Enseignement (French, November 2014)

“Huntology: Ontological Pursuits and Still Lives,”Diacritics, Johns Hopkins University Press (English, Summer 2012)

“Le faune et la sirène : la situation de Cuvier dans l’économie de The Marble Faun de Nathaniel Hawthorne,” Transatlantica(French, April 2012)

“Zarathustra’s Philosafari,”Humanimalia, Vol. 3, Number 2, Depauw University Press (English, January 2012)

Mimèsis, langue et figure dansComment une figue de paroles et pourquoide Francis Ponge,”Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (SITES), Vol. 16 Issue 1, Routledge (French, January 2012)

Moral Obliquity: les détours de la morale dans The Blithedale Romance,” in Littérature et politique en Nouvelle-Angleterre, Presses de l’ENS de la rue d’Ulm (French, September 2011)

“Le montage aléatoire de l’histoire : Walter Benjamin et l’allégorie,” Théorie, Littérature, Enseignement, n°27 Presses Universitaires de Vincennes (French, November 2010)

“Chasser le naturel : le préjugé métaphysique de Lolita,”Sillages Critiques (French, February 2010)

“Writing in the Name of: Hawthorne’s ‘Chiefly About War Matters,’Nathaniel Hawthorne Review (English, Republished for American readership, October 2009)

“Writing in the Name of: Hawthorne’s ‘Chiefly About War Matters,’” Revue Française d’Études Américaines (English, Fall 2008)

The Temptation of Kitsch: The Fall of Hawthorne,” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review (English, Fall 2008)

Les placements de la France dansWoman in the Nineteenth Centuryde Margaret Fuller,Revue Française d'Études Américaines (French, October 2008)

Book Chapters
“La Défaite de la transcendance dans ‘The Wedding Knellde Nathaniel Hawthorne,Les Figures de la comparaison,Artois University Press (French, September 2010).

Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles
“Comment parler d’Occupy?”Aux Forges de Vulcainblog (French, July 2012).

“’A Second Rate Brand of English’ : la langue de seconde main dans Lolita de Vladimir Nabokov,” Le Texte étranger(French, April 2010).

Book Reviews
“A Hands-On Approach,” Ciferae. A Bestiary in Five Fingers by Tom Tyler, Humanimalia (English, Fall 2013)
“Review of Les Voix du silence : La Lettre écarlate et les récits d’esclavesby Suzanne Fraysse,” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review (English, Fall 2010)

“Review of La Fabrique du sauvage dans la culture nord-américaine by Véronique Béghain and Lionel Larré,” Pessac, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2009,” Transatlantica (French, September 2010)

“Review of Journée d’études ‘Littérature et politique en Nouvelle-Angleterre | 2,’” co-authored with Thomas Constantinesco, Transatlantica(French, March 2010)

“Review of Journée d’études ‘Littérature et politique en Nouvelle-Angleterre,’” co-authored with Thomas Constantinesco, Transatlantica(French, March2009)

Translations
Sheppard Lee: Ecrit par lui-même. French translation of Robert Montgomery Bird’s 1836 novel. Contracted by Aux Forges de Vulcain press (forthcoming, September 2017).
 
(Project) Henri Bergson and the Question of Psychology. With Lynn Badia, original translation of and critical introduction to Henri Bergson’s course in psychology at the Collège de France (1910-11).

Points of Departure(selections),a volume on the works of Samuel Weber, edited by Peter Fenves, Kevin McLaughlin and Marc Redfield (Frenchto English, submitted to Northwestern University Press in August 2014)

Anna Watkins Fisher, “Politique parasitaire et jeux épistolaires : les jeux d’adresse de Chris Kraus et de Sophie Calle,” (French to English) Le Texte étranger, Presses Universitaires de Paris 8 (2011)

Jeroen Gerrits, “La pertinence politique du perfectionnisme moral,” (English to French) La Voix et la vertu: Variétés du perfectionnisme moral, Presses Universitaires de France (2010)
  • Donner le change
  • Hawthorne : Blasted allegories

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