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Jean-Louis J. Pautrot


pautropj@slu.edu

CURRENT POSITION

Professor of French and International Studies, Saint Louis University, 2004

EDUCATION
Ph.D., French, Washington University in St. Louis, 1992
M.A., French, Washington University, St. Louis, 1986
Licence d'Anglais, Université de Caen, France, 1983

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary French Prose, with a focus on interrelations with music
French Film
Contemporary French Civilization, with a focus on memory

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, RECOGNITION
External
Editorial Board, French Forum, 2008
Jury Member, Doctoral Defense of a thesis on Pascal Quignard, Université Paris VII-Denis Diderot, 19 June 2007
Invitation from University of Stockholm, Sweden, May 2001
Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Co-writer of a grant awarded to The Fort Zumwalt School District in order to fund the meetings of the Greater Saint Louis Articulation Task Force in French, 1999
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar, Harvard University, June 29-August 7, 1998, “War and Memory: Postwar Representations of The Occupation and World War II in French Literature, History and Film,” Susan R. Suleiman, Director
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Grant, May 20 - July 20, 1995, “Literature and Music: The Fictions of André Hodeir”
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar, Dartmouth College, June 20-July 29, 1994, “Music and Literature,” Steven Paul Scher, Director
Egilsrud Fellowship in the Humanities, Washington University, 1988-89
Internal
Summer Research Award, 2006, for work on “Pascal Quignard ou le fonds du monde”
Mellon Summer Stipend, for work on “André Hodeir: Selected Jazz Writings,” 2004
SLU2000 Faculty Research Leave, monograph on Pascal Quignard, Fall Semester, 2001
Various Mellon Professional Developments Grant up to August 2008, for work on Pascal Quignard, on André Hodeir, on The Acculturation of Jazz in France, on Eugène Houdry
Various Faculty Development awards prior to 1999


 PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS OF CRITICISM     
Pascal Quignard ou le fonds du monde (Amsterdam & New York : Rodopi, 2007). Pp. 195
Reviewed in French Forum 33.1-2, Winter/Spring 2008, 277-278.

La Musique oubliée: La Nausée, L’Écume des jours, À la recherche du temps perdu, Moderato Cantabile (Geneva : Droz, 1994). Pp. 243

EDITIONS
The André Hodeir Jazz Reader (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2006). Pp.313 (invited)

A selection of jazz criticism and fiction, with critical introduction and annotations, bibliography and discography. Reviewed  in Contemporary French Civilization 32.1, Winter-Spring 2008, 209-212.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS
“Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953).” Phil Powrie, ed. The Cinema of France (London & New York: Wallflower Press, 2006): 60-69. (invited)

“Proust in an Interdisciplinary Context: Literature and Music.” Dezon-Jones, Elyane & Inge Wimmers, eds. Approaches to Teaching Proust’s Fiction and Criticism (New York: Publications of The Modern Language Association of America, 2003): 151-155. (invited) (reviewed in The French Review 78.3, February 2005, 635-637)

“La Voix narrative chez Pascal Quignard: de l’oracle à la fraternité.” Bishop, Michael & Christopher Elson, eds. French Prose in 2000 (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2002): 173-181. (invited) (reviewed in The French Review 78.3, February 2005, 590-591)

“Monsieur Hulot dans le village global: de l’américanisation et de l'usage des stéréotypes dans le cinéma de Jacques Tati.” Garraud, Christian, ed., Sont-ils bons? Sont-ils méchants? Usages des stéréotypes. (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2001): 163-179. (invited)
(reviewed in The French Review 78.6, May 2005, 1230-1231)

Musikant d'André Hodeir: différence de la littérature, altérité de la musique.” Adamson, Ginette & Jean-Marc Gouanvic, eds. Francophonie plurielle. (Montréal: Hurtubise, 1995): 301-309.

GUEST-EDITOR, JOURNAL ISSUES
“Ouvertures musicales,” L’Esprit Créateur 47.2 (Summer 2007), with Prof. Katherine Kolb. (invited)

“Pascal Quignard ou le noyau incommunicable,” Études Françaises 40.2 (Montréal, 2004).


CRITICAL ESSAYS
“‘Transmettre ce qui fut oublié’: Villa Amalia ou l’exception romanesque de Pascal Quignard.” Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites 12.3 “French Exception I” (August 2008): 375-383.

“La Musique de Pascal Quignard.” “Pascal Quignard ou le noyau incommunicable,” Etudes Françaises 40.2 (2004): 55-76.

“Le Jazz français en grande forme : la contribution d’André Hodeir.” Nottingham French Studies (UK) 43.1 (Spring 2004): 19-29. (invited)

“Pascal Quignard et la pensée mythique.” The French Review 76.4 (March 2003): 752-764.

“Music and Memory in Film and Fiction: Listening to Lacombe Lucien, Night and Fog and Night Rounds.Dalhousie French Studies 55 (Summer 2001): 168-182. (invited)

 “Musical Dimensions of Prose Narratives: Musikant by André Hodeir.” Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature  33.2 (June 2000): 161-176.

“De La Leçon de musique à La Haine de la musique: Pascal Quignard, le structuralisme et le postmoderne.” French Forum 22.3 (September 1997): 343-358.

“Musique et roman: le cas étrange d'André Hodeir.” Special Issue “Art and Contemporary Prose” Dalhousie French Studies 31 (Summer 1995): 131-137. (invited)

“Robbe-Grillet, Sartre, Duras: mer, musique, écriture.” The French Review 68.2 (1994): 274-282.

“Boris Vian et la musique.” Bulletin de la Société des Professeurs de Français en Amérique (1988-89): 141-161.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“Introduction.” “Ouvertures musicales,” Esprit Créateur 47.2 (Summer 2007) : 1-4, with Katherine Kolb.

“Dix questions à Pascal Quignard” (Interview). “Pascal Quignard ou le noyau incommunicable,” Etudes Françaises 40.2 (2004) : 87-92.

“Présentation de Pascal Quignard.” “Pascal Quignard ou le noyau incommunicable,” Etudes Françaises 40.2 (2004) : 5-8.

“Bibliographie.” “Pascal Quignard ou le noyau incommunicable,” Etudes Françaises 40.2 (2004) : 87-92.
           

Internet Annotated Bibliography: Angelini, Eileen M. & Mark Scholz, eds. “Sources for the Study of World War II and the Occupation in French History, Literature and Film.”  Contribution of seventeen entries (17):  http://ghc.ctc.edu/Socsci/MSCHOLZ/vichy.htm

 

REVIEWS OF CREATIVE WORKS (mostly contemporary French fiction with relations to music)

(Forthcoming) “Quignard, Pascal. La Nuit sexuelle. Paris: Flammarion, 2007.” The French Review 83.2 (2009). (invited)

 (Forthcoming) “Goby, Valentine. L’Échappée. Paris: Gallimard, 2007.” The French Review 82.6 (2009). (invited)

(Forthcoming) “Claudel, Philippe. Le Rapport de Brodeck. Paris: Stock, 2007.” The French Review 82.3 (February 2009). (invited)

“Quignard, Pascal. Villa Amalia. Paris: Gallimard, 2006.” The French Review 81.5 (April 2008): 1041-1042. (invited)

“Apperry, Yann. Farrago. Paris: Grasset, 2003.” The French Review 78.4 (March 2005): 802-803. (invited)

“Quignard, Pascal. Les Ombres errantes: Paris, Grasset, 2002.” The French Review vol. 77.3 (February 2004): 630-631. (invited)

“Apperry, Yann. Diabolus in musica. Paris: Grasset, 2000.” The French Review 77.1 (October 2003): 185-187. (invited)

“Hodeir, André. Si seulement la vie. Paris: Editions Joëlle Losfeld, 2001.” The French Review 76.4 (March 2003): 856-857. (invited)

“Simeone, Bernard. Cavatine. Paris: Verdier, 2000.” The French Review 75.5 (April 2002): 1013-1014. (invited)

“Beaussant, Philippe. Stradella. Paris: Gallimard, 1999.” The French Review 75.4 (March 2002): 844-845. (invited)

“Matherne, Beverly. Le blues braillant (book and CD). New York & Krakow: Cross Cultural Communications, 1999.” Etudes Francophones XV. 2 (Automne 2000): 276-280. (invited)

“Nattiez, Jean-Jacques. Opéra. Montréal: Léméac, 1997.” The French Review 72.6 (May 1999): 1154-1155. (invited)

 “Le Guillou, Philippe. Les sept noms du peintre. Paris: Gallimard, 1997.” The French Review 72.1 (1998): 160-161. (invited)

“Zagdanski, Stéphane. Les Intérêts du temps. Paris: Gallimard, 1996.” The French Review 71.4 (1998): 686-687. (invited)

“Nassib, Sélim. Oum: Le Roman d'Oum Kalsoum. Paris: Balland, 1994.” The French Review 70.4 (1997): 618-619.  (invited)

“Duteurtre, Benoît. Tout doit disparaître. Paris: Gallimard, 1992.” The French Review 68. 1 (1994): 176-177. (invited)

REVIEWS OF SCHOLARLY WORKS (Music & Literature, Literary Criticism, Civilization)
(Forthcoming) “Rabaté, Dominique. Pascal Quignard, étude de l’œuvre.The French Review (2009). (invited)

“Nettelbeck, Colin. Dancing with de Beauvoir: Jazz and the French. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2004.” French Forum 31.2 (2006) 137-139.

“Wolf, Nelly. Le Roman de la démocratie. Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2003.” The French Review 78. 5 (April 2005): 1004-1005. (invited)

“Prieto, Eric. Listening In: Music, Mind and the Modernist Narrative. U of Nebraska Press, 2003.” Comparative Literature 56.4 (Fall 2004): 372-375. (invited)

Double review of “Quignard Pascal. Pascal Quignard le solitaire, rencontre avec Chantal Lapeyre-Demaison. Paris: Flohic, 2001.” and of  “Lapeyre-Desmaison, Chantal. Mémoires de l’origine, un essai sur Pascal Quignard. Paris: Flohic, 2001.” The French Review 76.3 (December 2002): 409-410.

“Wolf, Werner. The Musicalization of Fiction. A Study in the Theory and History of Intermediality. Rodopi, 1999.” Poetica, Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft 33. 1&2 (Germany, Summer 2001): 253-257. (invited)

“Tournès, Ludovic. New Orleans sur Seine. Histoire du Jazz en France. Paris: Fayard, 1999.” Etudes Francophones XVI-1 (Printemps 2001): 276-280. (invited)

“Burns, Michael. France and the Dreyfus Affair. A Documentary History. St. Martin's Press, 1999.” The French Review 73.5 (April 2000): 993-994. (invited)

“Hartesveldt, Fred van, comp. The Battles of the Somme, 1916: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography. Wesport, CT & London: Greenwood Press, 1996.” The French Review 72.4 (March 1999): 765-766. (invited)

“Quignard, Pascal. La Haine de la musique. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1996.” The French Review 70.6 (1997): 921-922.

Herbarium/Verbarium: The Discourse of Flowers. By Claudette Sartiliot, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.” South Atlantic Review 59.3 (1994): 111-113. (invited)    


 

CONFERENCES

RECENT SESSIONS CHAIRED AND RESPONDENT DUTIES

Chair, “Pascal Quignard, imprévisible écrivain de l’après-coup”XXth & XXIst Century, French & Francophone Studies Colloquium, “Séismes”, University of Minnesota  (March 26-28, 2009)

Chair,  “Pascal Quignard, le ‘canon’ et les limites de la littérature,” XXth & XXIst Century French Studies International Colloquium, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 31-April 2, 2005

Chair, “Zola II”, 30th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, “French Legacies,” Washington University in St. Louis, October 27-30, 2004

Chair, “Le Roman aux frontières des genres, des arts et des cultures,” International Colloquium in 20th & 21st-Century French Studies – Florida Sate University, Tallahassee, April 1-3, 2004

Chair, “Les Voix/Voies du féminin,” International Colloqium in 20th & 21st-Century French Studies Colloquium, Urbana, IL, March 27-29, 2003

Chair, “Music in Contemporary French Fiction: Narratives of the Affect,” 44th Annual Convention, Midwest MLA, Minneapolis, November 10-12, 2002

Chair, “Sur Pascal Quignard,” International Colloquium in 20th & 21st-Century French Studies, Hartford, Ct, April 4-7, 2002

Respondent, “Parisian Thoroughfare: Jazz and French Culture,” 117th Annual Convention, Modern Language Association, New Orleans, December 27-30, 2001 (invited)

Chair, “Recyclage du mythe dans le roman français de la fin de siècle,”  21st Century French Studies Colloquium, University of California – Davis, March 29-April 1st, 2001

 

RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Pascal Quignard et l’outrepassement de la littérature: leçons de musique et de peinture.” XXth  and XXIst Century French & Francophone Studies Colloquium, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 6-8, 2008

“‘Transmettre ce qui fut oublié’: Villa Amalia ou l’exception romanesque de Pascal Quignard.” XXth  and XXIst Century French & Francophone Studies Colloquium, Texas A&M, College Station, TX March 21-24, 2007

“Le ‘canon’ quignardien,” XXth & XXIst Century French Studies International Colloquium, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 31-April 2, 2005

“Pascal Quignard, le romanesque et la musique,” International Colloquium in 20th & 21st- Century French Studies – Florida Sate University, Tallahassee, April 1-3, 2004

“Le Jazz français en grande forme : la contribution d’André Hodeir,” Hot and Cool Conference on Jazz and France (organized by University of Melbourne) Seysses, France, July 29-Aug 1st, 2003

Si seulement la vie : dernières nouvelles d’André Hodeir,” 44th Annual Convention, Midwest MLA, Minneapolis, November 8-10, 2002

Les Mondes du jazz d’André Hodeir: un précurseur interdisciplinaire,” Jazz Out of Bounds: Performing Across Borders, The 2002 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, Ontario, September 4-8, 2002

“Scher’s ‘Music in Literature’ Revisited: Musical Evocation in Postmodernist Narratives,” Word and Music Association, Third International Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 18-21, 2001

“La Lecture comme biographie chez Pascal Quignard,” 21st Century French Studies Colloquium, University of California – Davis, March 29-April 1st, 2001

“Pascal Quignard et la pensée mythique,” 21st Century French Studies Colloquium, University of California – Davis, March 29-April 1st, 2001

 

INVITED LECTURES

(Forthcoming) “Did a Frenchman Win World War II after All ? The Remarkable Life of Eugène Houdry,” Eight Annual Jacques Chicoineau Lecture, Saint Louis-Lyon Sister Cities, Inc., St. Louis, March 19, 2009

(Forthcoming), “Eugène Houdry, inventeur :  la vie exemplaire d’un franco-américain” Société Française de Saint Louis, St. Louis, March 6, 2009

“Le Jazz en France,” Société Française de Saint Louis, St. Louis, May 4, 2007

“Introduction au blues braillant de Bevely Matherne,” Congrès Annuel du Conseil International des Etudes Francophones, Liège (Belgium), 20-27 June, 2004

Presentation on André Hodeir’s contribution to jazz music and criticism, Francophone Discussion Group, Washington University in St. Louis, April 19, 2004

Les Ombres errantes de Pascal Quignard, Prix Goncourt 2002,” Alliance Française of Saint Louis, May 5, 2003

Presentation on writer Patrick Modiano to the Cercle de lecture of the Alliance Française of Saint Louis, October 24, 2002, followed by a group discussion of the narrative Dora Bruder

Presentation on writer Pascal Quignard to the Cercle de lecture of the Alliance Française of Saint Louis, October 25, 2001, followed by a group discussion of the novel Tous les matins du monde

Three Lectures On The Interrelations of Jazz and 20th-Century French Literature and Culture, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, May 16-18, 2001

“The Role of Music in Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du temps perdu,” Graduate Seminar on Proust, Washington University, October 19, 2000

“Making French Jazz or Making Jazz French? The Jazz Hot Team and the Aesthetics of Acculturation, 1947-1955,” Departmental Colloquium, St. Louis University, October 22, 1999

“Musical Dimensions of Prose Narratives: Musikant by André Hodeir,” Annual Spring Faculty Seminar, Washington University in St. Louis, March 1996, “Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Perspective”

“French Cinema and the Question of the Holocaust,” Departmental Colloquium, “The Holocaust and Anti-semitism: Experience and Remembrance,” St. Louis University, March 25, 1996

“André Hodeir, Composer and Writer,” University of Missouri-St. Louis, Foreign Language Department, Departmental Lecture Series, April 26, 1995

                                                                             

 

 

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