Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, Etienne Cazin, Flickr

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Carol J. Murphy

Professor of French
(Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)
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Carol Murphy is Professor of French and Director of the France-Florida Research Institute at the University of Florida. Her fields of specialization are twentieth- and twenty-first century French prose fiction, theatre, and critical theory. She has published book-length studies on Marguerite Duras and also on Julien Gracq, as well as a translation of Jean Paulhan’s essay, Fautrier l’enragé. She was guest co-editor of two volumes of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (Sites), “Verbal, Visual, Virtual” (Vol. 10, nos. 3-4) and has authored 35 articles on contemporary cultural production in France. She is currently editing the correspondence between the editor-author Jean Paulhan and the artist Jean Fautrier in Occupied and post-war Paris. Among her recent honors are her promotion to the rank of “Officier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques” (2006) and her decoration as “Chevalier dans l’ordre de la Légion d’honneur” (2009), both by the French government. Her graduate seminars have included courses on “French Beckett: the Post-War Writings in French,” “Representations of the Real in Twentieth-Century French Fiction,” “1913,” and “Reading Fiction, the case of Proust.” Her most recent publications include “Etat present: Julien Gracq Studies,” an invited essay for French Studies: A Quarterly Review (Oxford, 2010) and two refereed book chapters: “The long and the short of it…Moving Images in Proust and Beckett” (in Beckett’s Proust/Deleuze’s Proust, ed. Bryden and Topping, London: Palgrave, 2009) and “(Dé)gout, Jean Paulhan sur le langage pictural de Jean Fautrier” (in Le Goût dans tous ses états, ed. Ehrman, Geneva: Peter Lang, 2009).

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