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Jennifer Pap

Jennifer PapJennifer Pap
Associate Professor of French
Sturm Hall, Room 218
Phone: 303-871-2603



  • PhD, Princeton University
  • BA, Swarthmore College


My research is on 20th and 21st century French poets such as Guillaume Apollinaire, René Char, Francis Ponge, Dominique Fourcade and Leslie Kaplan. Many of my projects examine the relation of poetry with the visual arts and the struggle of both art forms to represent historical violence since World War I.

New projects include a study of the representation of World War I in French film and translations of French poetry (in collaboration with Julie Carr).


  • Word and image
  • Modernisms
  • Poetry and ethics
  • Experimental poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries



"Looking at Painting in Occupied Paris: Georges Braque's Spectators." French Cultural Studies 27.1 (2016): 32-46.

"Leslie Kaplan's L'Excès-l'usine: Making, Unmaking, Circulating." Journal of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: Sites. 19.5 (2015): 563-574.

"Apollinaire Now." Denver Quarterly 46.4 (Summer 2012): 6-9.
"Dreaming With Others: Apollinaire." English Language Notes 50.1 (2012): 77-82.

"Seeing a Contemporary: Fourcade, Visual Form and History," Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 11:1 (January 2007): 59-68.

"Transforming the Horizon: Reverdy's World War I" Modern Language Review, 101:4 (October 2006): 966-978.

"From Ekphrasis to "Moviment": Ponge's "Nuage...informe," Dalhousie French Studies, 55 (Summer 2001): 95-119.

""Sous bois ou sur I'herbe," or the Cyclops' Cave?: Ponge, Landscape, Giacometti," Symposium 53:3 (Fall 1999): 164-185.

"The Cubist Image and the Image of Cubism," The Image in Dispute, Dudley Andrews, ed., (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997): 155-180.

"'Entre quatre murs': Reverdy, Cubism, and the Space of Still Life," Word & Image 12.2 (April-June 1996): 180-196

"Apollinaire's Ekphrastic Poésie-critique and Cubism," Word & Image 8.3 (July- September 1992): 206-14.


Kaplan, Leslie. Excess-The Factory, in collaboration with Julie Carr (poet and Associate Professor of English (Creative Writing Program) at University of Colorado, Boulder). Oakland, CA: Commune Editions, (forthcoming) 2018.

Kaplan, Leslie. Excess-The Factory (selections) Trans. Carr, Julie and Pap, Jennifer. Tupelo Quarterly. TQ7, June, 2015.

Kaplan, Leslie.. Excess-The Factory (selection: "Third Circle"). Trans. Carr, Julie and Pap, Jennifer. Golden Handcuffs, Seattle, WA: 2015.

Apollinaire, Guillaume. "Le Pont Mirabeau," "Lul de Faltenin." Trans. Carr, Julie and Pap, Jennifer. The Kenyon Review, 36.3, Summer 2014.

Kaplan, Leslie. Excess-The Factory (selections: Circle 7). Tripwire : A Journal of Poetics, (7) 2014.

Kaplan, Leslie. Excess-The Factory (selections: Circles 1 and 2). (Chapbook). Commune Editions, Oakland, CA, 2014.

Apollinaire, Guillaume. "The Lady," "Marizibill," "The Door," "Palace/Gift of the King," "Poem Read at the Marriage of André Salmon," "White Snow". Trans. Carr, Julie and Pap, Jennifer. Denver Quarterly 46.4, Summer 2012: 10-17.

Apollinaire, Guillaume. " Poems by Apollinaire," Trans. Carr, Julie and Pap, Jennifer. Broome Street Review, Number 5, June 2012.