Languages & Literatures
I received my PhD from Princeton University. My research is on 20th and 21st century French poets such as Guillaume Apollinaire, René Char, Francis Ponge, and Dominique Fourcade. I am especially interested in the relation of poetry with the visual arts and with the historical violence of the modern period. At the moment I am working on a book on poets and painters of the 20th century, and their response to war. I have published several articles on the collaborations or friendships of poets and painters such as Apollinaire and Picasso or Ponge and Braque. I have been teaching at DU since 1991.
Some of the courses I like to teach:
I enjoy teaching at all levels. I love literature, and with each seminar I teach
I enjoy bringing some aspect of my research into the classroom. I also enjoy teaching
the second year language sequence (2001-2002-2100). I see students make so much progress
during that year, and I always try to bring up some interesting topics to discuss.
PhD Princeton University