Robert St. Clair

Assistant Professor of French

319 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6087
Department:
French and Italian
Education:
B.A. Knox College
Licence, Université de Paris VII
M.A. Université de Franche-Comté
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

"Introduction: Time for Idleness..." (with Dr. Audrey Evrard, Fordham University), Nottingham French Studies 55:1 (March 2016), 1-4.

“Zut pictura poiesis: Lyric Relations and Legacies in Coin de table and the Sonnet du trou du cul,” in Poets as Readers in Nineteenth-Century France: Critical Reflections, Joseph Acquisto, Adrianna Paliyenko, and Catherine Witt, eds. ( London: IGRS, 2015), 149-168.

“Reframing the Commune: Violence, Intertextuality, and Event in Tardi’s Cri du peuple,” Romance Notes, 55:1 (2015), 147-159.

"Écrire, la main dans la main: de la fleur parodique au communisme littéraire – ‘Le Sonnet du trou du cul’,” Parade sauvage 25 (2015), 69-104. (Highly commended for the Society of Dix-neuviémistes Publication Prize - best journal article by an early career researcher, 2016)

“Misères de la poésie – microlecture des économies de la violence dans Les Yeux des pauvres,” Lectures du Spleen de Paris, Steve Murphy, ed. (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014), 307-320.

“Laughing Matter(s): Poetics, Politics, and Ethics of the (Utopian) Body in Rimbaud’s Effarés,”Romanic Review 104.1-2 (2014), 83-104. (Official Commendation, Malcolm Bowie Prize 2014)

“Writing Poetry Against the Grain – or, What Can Be Seen in Les Yeux des pauvres,” French Forum 39.1 (2014), 49-63.

“The Bomb in (and the Right to) the City: Batman, Argo, and Hollywood’s Revolutionary Crowds,” The International Journal of Žižek Studies 7:3 (Oct. 2013).

“Le Désordre du val: réflexions sur la blessure de l’histoire et le temps révolutionnaire dans un sonnet de 1870,” Parade sauvage 23 (2012), 25-45.

“Le Moderne absolu ? Rimbaud et la contre-modernité,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 40: 3-4 (Spring-Summer 2012), 307-326.

“Jules Vallès,” “Gustave Courbet,” "Prosper-O. Lissagaray," “Haussmann/Haussmannisation,” “Coin de table”, in Le Dictionnaire Verlaine, Arnaud Bernadet, ed. (Classiques Garnier, forthcoming 2016).

“Regimes of Art,” in Understanding Rancière, Patrick Bray, ed. Bloomsbury Press (forthcoming, 2016).

Works in Progress

A book-length study of the body and utopia in the early Rimbaud (Lyric Material); book-length work on radical Parnassus and the uses of poetry against oblivion (Writing Poetry Against the Grain: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud); articles on the prose-poetics of rage, irony and history in Baudelaire's "Un Plaisant"; images of "modernity" and the partage du sensible in Marville and Baudelaire's Paris; jealousy and fantasies of domesticity in Les Misérables; anti-disciplinarian poetics in Verlaine's "La soupe du soir".

Co-editor, Parade sauvage (international journal of Rimbaud studies)

Edited Volumes

Nottingham French Studies 55: 1 (March 2016) - co-edited with Dr. Audrey Evrard (Fordham University).

http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/nfs

Parade sauvage 26 (forthcoming, January 2016) - co-edited with Denis Saint-Amand.