(May 2004)



Conley, Tom Clark                                                 Born 12-7-43

Department of Romance Languages                    New Haven, CT

Boylston Hall                                                            85 Dunster Street

Harvard University                                                 Cambridge, MA 02138

Cambridge, MA 02138                                            tel: (617)-495-2274; fax: 496-4620

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B.A.                             1965    Lawrence University

M.A.                           1966    Columbia University

                                    1968    University of Paris-Sorbonne

Ph.D.                          1971    University of Wisconsin-Madison


Teaching Experience:


1971-75           Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, U of                                       Minnesota

1975-79           Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, U of  MN

1978                Visiting Instructor, Romance Languages, U of MI-Ann Arbor

1978-79           Visiting Associate Professor, U of California-Berkeley

1979-95           Professor, Department of French and Italian, U of Minnesota

1981                Visiting Professor, Miami U of Ohio in Dijon (summer)

1985-87           Visiting Professor, Ph.D. Programs in French and Comparative

                                    Literature, The Graduate Center, City U of New York

1989-90           Distinguished Visiting Professor, Miami U, Oxford, Ohio

1995                Visiting Professor, Department of French and Italian

                                    University of California-Los Angeles (Winter)

1995-               Professor, Department of Romance Languages, Harvard                               University

1998                Leader, Folger Institute Seminar, Folger Library (Spring)

1998                Director, NEH summer seminar (Cambridge, MA)

2001                Professor, Institut d'études franćaises d'Avignon (summer)

                              2003-04          Visiting Professor, Ecole de Chartes (Spring semesters)

                              2003                Seminar Leader, School of Criticism & Theory, Cornell (summer)

                              2004                Professor, Institut d’études franćaises d’Avignon (summer)



Teaching Specialties:


French literature, film, comparative theory and culture; art, spatial theory, cartography and literature


Scholarly Interests:


Early modern French literature, space, and culture; cinema, contemporary theory, cartography, and culture; comparative studies (American, Spanish and Italian).


Grants and Awards:


Lawrence U, 1965:  Mace (scholarship, athletics, service); Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1965-66; Fulbright Fellow (Paris), 1968-69; Phi Kappa Phi, U of Wisconsin, 1971; Ford Dissertation Fellow, U of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971; U of Minnesota Summer Fellow, 1972; U of Minnesota Graduate Research Grant, 1973-74; McMillan Travel Award, 1974; ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Study Fellowship, 1975-76 (EPHS, Paris); U of Minnesota Travel Awards, 1974 and 1975; National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1975; William Andrews Clark Library Fellow, summer 1975 (declined); U of Minnesota Educational Development Grant for Film Studies, 1978; U of Minnesota Graduate Research Award in Film, 1980; U of Minnesota, Small Grant, 1981; Minnesota Educational Development Grant, 1983; Center for Humanistic Studies Conference Grant, 1985; University of Minnesota Single Quarter Leaves, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1995; Graduate School Research Award, 1988; NEH Fellow, Transatlantic Encounters Seminar, Newberry Library, Summer 1988; Quincentennial Fellow, Newberry Library, 1988-89; Scholar of the College of Liberal Arts, U of Minnesota, 1988-91; NEH Summer Stipend (Columbian Quincentennial), July-August 1989; Médaille d'Honneur, Ville de Tours, July 1990; Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowship, U of Wisconsin, 1990-91; Hermon Dunlap Smith Fellowship for Study of the History of Cartography, Newberry Library, January-June 1992; A. D. White House Fellow, Cornell University, 1998 (spring); NEH summer seminar leader on cartography and early modern French literature, 1998;  Clarke Fund Grant, 2000, 2003.  Nomination, Levinson Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, Harvard University, 1999, 2000, 2001.  Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, 2001.  Walter Channing Cabot Fellow, Harvard U, 2002.  John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2003-04. 




"Balzac and his Artists," B.A. Honors Thesis, 1965 (director: Richard Stowe)

"Narrative Structures of Bonaventure Des Périers's Les nouvelles récréations et joyeux devis (1558)," M.A. Essay  (Columbia U, 1966) (director: Donald Frame)

"Towards a Regional Flamboyant: Late-Gothic Architecture in Normandy,

            1480-1525," Minor Dissertation (in Art History), U of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971 (director: Frank Horlbeck)

"Creative Paradox: Narrative Structure in Minor French Fiction of the XVIth Century," Ph.D. Dissertation, U of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971 (director: Alfred Glauser)


Selected Administrative Work:


At the University of Minnesota: 


Chair, Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota, 1983-88.  Departmental Committees:  Personnel, Educational Policy, Admissions, Speakers, Library Coordination; Acting Chair, Summer 1978; Paradigm Exchange Committee, 1981-82; Acting Director of Graduate Studies, Summer 1982.  Collegial Committees: Task Force on Center for Humanistic Studies; Humanities Colloquium Steering Board, 1983;  Berkelo Committee, 1981-82; Distinguished Teacher Committee, 1980-82; CLA Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1980-83; CLA Curriculum Committee, 1977; Internal Review of English Department, 1978; Chair, Search Committees in Film for Art History and Comparative Literature Departments, 1981; Policy and Review Committee, 1981; Committee on Teaching of Marxism, 1981; CLA Policy and Planning Committee, 1983-85; CLA Budget Committee, 1983-85; CLA Search Committee for Young Humanists, 1985-86; Search Committee for position in Spanish and Portuguese, 1985-86; CLA General Assembly, 1983-85; Faculty Senator, 1984-87.  Conferences:  Co-organizer, Minnesota Comparative Literature Conferences, 1974-77; Enclitic Film Conference, 1981; Vanguard Film and Modernism Seminar (Center for Humanistic Studies, 1985); steering committee,"Questioning Technologies Conference," Miami U (October 1990); Chair, Steering Committee for Paris Film and Criticism Program, 1984-86; Adjunct Member, Depts of English, Humanities and Comparative Literature, 1985-    ;  Founding Member, Minnesota Emblem Studies Group (1988-   );  Search Committee, Department of French & Italian, 1993-94; McKnight Fellowship Committee, 1994.  


At Harvard University: 


Admissions and search committees in French section, 1995-    , conference committee, 1995-    .  Core Instruction committee, 1998-    .  Director of graduate studies and head of the French section, 1999-2001; chair, search committees for assistant professorships in medieval and seventeenth-century literatures; search committee, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, 1997-    ;  faculty member, Concentration in Literature, 1999-   ; director, Renaissance seminar, Harvard Humanities Center, 1999-    ; co-director (with William Granara, Cross-cultural Studies, 2000-    ;  senior common room member, Dudley House, 1997-     ;  Foreign cultures committee, Core curriculum, 1998-    ; co-master (with Verena Conley), Kirkland House, 2000-     ; member, Program in Literature, 1997-   ; Member of tenured faculty of Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, 2002-    .     







Film Hieroglyphs:  Ruptures in Classical Cinema.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.  283 pp. + 82 ill.

The Graphic Unconscious in Early Modern French Writing.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1992. 226 pp. + 9 ill. 

L'Inconscient graphique: Essai sur la lettre et l'écriture ą la Renaissance.  Paris: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2000.  245 pp. + 11 ill.  [revised translation of title above with new introduction and images]

The Self Made Map:  Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996. xiii + 372 pp. + 98 ill.

A Map in a Movie.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2005 (under contract). 


Short Monographs:


Su realismo:  Lectura de BuĖuel, "Tierra sin pan." Valencia, Spain:  Centro de Semiótica y Teoría del Espectáculo (Documentos de trabajo, v. 6). 1988. 43 pp.

Theaters of Cruelty:  Wars of Religion, Violence, and The New World.  Chicago:  The Newberry Library (Transatlantic Encounter Slide Set 14), 1990. 34 pp. + 6 ill.

‘Les Mistons’ & Undercurrents of French New Wave Cinema.  The Norman and Jane Geske Lecture Series 8.  Lincoln, Nebraska: The Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts, 2003.  35 pp.


Translations of  Books:


Michel de Certeau, The Writing of History.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1988; 368 pp.; with introduction (revised paperback edition 1992)  

Gilles Deleuze, The Fold:  Leibniz and the Baroque.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.  xx + 169 pp.; with introduction.

Jean Louis Schefer, The Deluge, the Plague: Paolo Uccello.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995. xi + 144 pp., with introduction; foreword by Stephen Bann.

Réda Bensmaia, The Year of Passages.  Minneaplis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.  With an Afterword.  viii + 147 pp.

Michel de Certeau, The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997.  Introduction by Luce Giard.  With an Afterword.  xix + 221 pp.

Michel de Certeau, Culture in the Plural.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997.  Introduction by Luce Giard.  With an Afterword.  xv + 180 pp.

Christian Jacob, The Sovereign Map:  A Theoretical Approach to the History of Cartography.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. [540 pp. ms.  With an Introduction]

Marc Augé, In the Metro.  Mineapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.  [125 pp., with an introduction and an afterword].

Christine de Pisan et. al., Debates about 'The Romance of the Rose'.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Series on 'The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe,' 2003.  200 pp. + introduction (with Virginie Greene & Elisabeth Hodges)

Louis Marin, Of the Power of Images.  Under consideration at the Johns Hopkins University Press.



Works Edited:




Rethinking Technologies (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1993) [with Miami Theory Group]

Identity Papers: Contested Nationhood in 20th century France, co-edited with Steven Ungar (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 1996).  ix + 299 pp.  With an Afterword.

The World and its Rival:  Essays in Honor of Per Nykrog (Amsterdam: Rodopi Editions, 1999).  250 pp.  [co-edited with Kathryn Karszewska and with an afterword]

Le Dialogue des arts dans les ‘Essais’ de Montaigne (Paris: Champion, 2005) [co-edited with Dominique Bertrand and Alexia Duc].


journals edited:


"The Objet USA," special issue of Sub-stance 31 (1981). 128 pp.  

Textual Analysis of Film, special issue of Enclitic 10-11 (1982), with L. Crawford. 205 pp.

"Graphics of Silence in 16th-Century French Literature," L'Esprit créateur 28.2 (1988).              

"Le nu dans la littérature franćaise" (with Michael Nerlich) Lendemains, no. 51 (1988).

"Michel de Certeau," special issue of Diacritics 22.2 (Summer 1992) with Richard Terdiman.  107 pp.


books in progress:


Topograpy and text in French Renaissance Lyric; The Films of Raoul Walsh; Space and its Discontents


Chapters in Books:


"The Sunset of Myth:  Lévi-Strauss in the Americas," Twentieth Century

            French Fiction:  Essays for Germaine Brée, ed. G. Stambolian (New Brunswick:  Rutgers University Press,1974):  322-40.

"Leonardo e la coda," in L'Arte, la psicanalisi (Milan:  Feltrinelli, 1979):  136-149.

"Un petit fait d'Yver," Textes et intertextes:  Etudes du seiziŹme siŹcle pour Alfred Glauser (Paris:  Nizet, 1979): 40-61. [on Le printemps d'Yver, 1572]

"On a Birth of Death:  An Arrest d'amour of Martial d'Auvergne," Women and Literature 1, new series, ed. J.Todd (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1980), 248-57.

"On Some Figural Problems of Flamboyant Architecture," in Image and Code, ed. Wendy Steiner (Ann Arbor:  Michigan Studies in the Humanities, 1981), 157-66.

"A Trace of Style," in:  Displacements:  Derrida and After, ed. Mark Krupnick

            (Bloomington:  Indiana UP, 1983):  74-92.  [On Jacques Derrida].

"Fictional Prose (Excluding Rabelais)," chapter 5 of revised Cabeen

            Bibliography of French Literature, 2:  The Sixteenth Century, ed. R. C. La Charité (Syracuse:  Syracuse UP, 1984):  206-29.  [186 annotated entries].

"The Graphic Unconscious," in: The Psychoanalytic Study of Literature, ed. Maurice Charney and Joseph Reppen (New York: Analytic Press, 1985): 193-214.

"Documentary Surrealism:  Land without Bread," in: Dada and Surrealist Film, ed. Rudolph Kuenzli (New York: Willis, Locker and Owens, 1987): 176-98.

"The King's Effects,"  introduction to Louis Marin, The Portrait of the King, tr. Martha Houle (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988): vi-xvii.

"For a Literary Historiography,"  introduction to Michel de Certeau, The Writing of History  (New York: Columbia UP, 1988): vii-xxiv.

"A Malady of More," in: S. S. Ames, ed., Remains to be Seen:  Essays on Marguerite Duras (New York: Peter Lang, 1988): 137-50.

"Wells of Perception:  Movement and Letter of "The Author of Beltraffio,'" in Mary Ann Caws, ed., Perspectives on Perception (New York: Peter Lang, 1989): 205-24. 

"1913.  Lyrical Ideograms."  In Denis Hollier, ed., A New History of French Literature.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989: 842-50.

"Ronsard, le sonnet et la lettre (amorces de 'Soit que son or se crespe

            lentement')," in: Lawrence Kritzman, ed. Le signe et le texte:  Etudes sur l'écriture au XVIe  siŹcle on France (Lexington:  French Forum, 1990): 117-30.

"Blockade sin embargo," in: Kathleen M. Vernon, ed. The Spanish Civil War and the Visual Arts [Ithaca: Cornell Studies in International Affairs, Western Societies Papers (no. 24), 1991], 25-36.

"Colors in Translation:  Baudelaire and Rimbaud," in Rethinking Translation, ed. Lawrence Venuti (London and New York: Routledge, 1992), 177-95.

"Hier, l'apocalypse," in Anthologie de la critique cinématographique américaine, textes traduits et présentés par NoĎl Burch.  Paris:  Editions Nathan (Coll. Faculté), 1994:  117-33. [tr. of ‘Apocalypse Yesterday’]

"Hermes in Hollywood:  Disarticulating the Cops 'n Robbers Genre," co-authored with John M. Ingham.   In  Peter Brunette and David Wills, eds.  Deconstruction and the Arts.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1993: 264-76.

"Du mot ą la carte:  Verbal Cartographies of Gargantua (Ch. 33)," in Writing the Renaissance:  Essays on Sixteenth Century French Literature in Honor of Floyd Gray, ed. R.C. La Charité.  Lexington:  French Forum, 1992: 29-42. 

"Literature and Cartography:  Maurice Bouguereau, Le théČtre franćoys (1594)."  In Franćois Cornilliat, Douglas Kelly and Ullrich Langer, eds.  What is Literature?  France, 1100-1600.  The Edward C. Armstrong Monographs on Medieval Literature 7.  Lexington: French Forum Publishers, 1993:  123-42.

"Pierre Boaistuau:  Roman et point de fuite," Actes du colloque sur le roman de la Renaissance,  Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours, July 1990), ed. Michel Simonin & Catherine Magnien (forthcoming).

"The Essais and the Visual Arts," MLA Guide to the Teaching of Montaigne's 'Essais', ed. Patrick Henry.  New York: MLA Publications, 1993: 84-89.

"The Graphics of Dissimulation:  Between L'Heptaméron (10) and l'histoire tragique," Studies on the Heptaméron, ed. Mary McKinley and John Lyons.  Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press, 1993:  65-81.

"The Editor's Eros," in The Politics of Editing, ed. Nicholas Spadaccini.  Hispanic Issues 8 Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1992: 156-69.

"Punition et graphie," in Michel Foucault: Lire l'oeuvre, ed. Luce Giard Grenoble: Jérôme Millon, 1992: 189-94.

"A Plea for Leibniz," introduction to The Fold (Minneapolis: U of MN P, 1992): iii-xv.

“Engendering Letters: Louise Labé polygraph,” in Anne R. Larsen and Colette Winn, eds., Renaissance Women Writers:  French Texts/American Contexts.  Detroit:  Wayne State UP, 1994:  160-71.

“ScŹve cosmographe,” in Jerry C. Nash, ed.  A ScŹve Celebration:  ‘Délie’ 1544-1994.  Stanford French and Italian Studies 77.  Stanford:  Anma Libri, 1994: 129-48.

"A Writing of Painting," introduction to Jean Louis Schefer, The Deluge, The Plague.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995: 1-21.  

"La piazza de Melville: le travail de la lettre." In GisŹle Mathieu-Castellani, ed.  La pensée de l'image.  Paris: PUV (Presses de l’Université de Paris-VIII), 1994: 183-94.

"Holbein's Lacan:  The Wit of the Letter," in Teresa Brennan and Martin Jay, eds., Vision in Context: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sight.  London & New York: Routledge, 1996: 45-61.

“A Novel Machine,” foreword to Réda Bensmaia, The Year of Passages.  Minneapolis:  U of Minnesota P, 1995: 135-47.

“The Laws of the Game,” in John Denvir, ed.  Film Reelism:  Law and Cinema (Urbana:  U of Illinois P, 1996), 100-30.  (on Renoir)

“Identity Never More,” Afterword to Ungar/Conley, eds., Identity Papers.  Minneapolis:  U of Minnesota P, 1996: 272-82. 

"'Le cinéaste de la vie moderne':  Paris as Map in Film, 1924-34," in Michael Sheringham, ed., Parisian Fields (London: Reaktion Books, 1996), 71-84.

"Pantagruel-Animal," in Jennifer Ham and Matthew Senior, eds., Animal Acts:  Configuring the Human in Western History, London and New York: Routledge, 1997: 43-60.

"L'événement-cinéma,' in Oliver Fahle and Lorenz Engell, Der Film bei Deleuze/Le cinéma selon Deleuze.  Weimar and Paris: Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität-Weimar/Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1997: 325-49 (in French followed by German translation). 

"The 'Events' and their Erosion," afterword to Michel de Certeau, The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1997): 175-89.

"Le poŹme-monde:  Oronce Finé et Clément Marot," in Gérard Defaux, ed., La génération Marot:  PoŹtes franćais et néo-latins (Paris: Champion, 1997): 281-97.

"Oronce Finé and the Self-Made Map," in Timothy Murray and Alan Smith, eds., Repossessions (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1998):  81-110.

"Gilles Deleuze and the Film-Event," in Gregory Flaxman, ed., The Brain is the Screen: Deleuze & the Philosophy of Cinema (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 2000):  303-25.

"Poetic Mapping: On Villon's 'Contredictz de Franc Gontier,'" in Barbara Hanawalt and Michal Kobialka, eds., Medieval Practices of Space (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1999), forthcoming.

"'Pierrot le fou' and The Madness of Language," in David Wills, ed., Focus on 'Pierrot le fou', Cambridge Studies on Cinema Series (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000), 81-107.

"Passage de lieux," in Mireille Calle-Gruber, ed., Butor et l'Amérique (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1998): 219-31.

"A Land Bred on Movies," foreword to Jenaro Talens and Santos Zunzunegui, Modes of Representation of Spanish Cinema, Hispanic Issues 16 (1998): xi-xxvi.

"Noir in the Red and The Nineties in the Black," in Wheeler Winston Dixon, ed., Film Genres in the 1990s (Albany: SUNY P, 2000): 193-210.

"From Satyre to TheČtre:  Cartography and Religious Difference in France, 1593-98," forthcoming in Kathleen Long Perry, ed. Religious Differences in France (Ithaca: Cornell UP).

 "Erotic Islands: Villon's Printed Testament (1489)," in Carla Mazzio and Douglas Trevor, eds, Psychoanalysis & Historicism in Early Modern Culture (New York: Routledge, 2000), 136-56.

"'A for Auteur and F for Fake,” in Jeremy Braddock and Stephen Hock, Directed by Alan Smithee (Minneapolis: U of Mn P, 2001) 249-68.

"”Introduction” and “Riding the Subway with Marc Augé," foreword and afterword to Marc Augé, In the Metro (Minneapolis: U of Mn P, 2002), vii-xxii and 73-119.

"A Palace of Justice," introduction to The Debates on 'The Romance of the Rose' (Chicago: University of Chicago P, 2001), forthcoming.

“The Talkie:  Early Cinematic Conversations,” in S. I. Salamensky, ed., Talk, Talk, Talk:  The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation (New York: Routledge, 2001), 77-82.

“Other Cities: Cultural Politics,” introduction to part 2 of Graham Ward, ed., The Certeau Reader (London: Basil Blackwell, 2000): 55-60.

“I and my Deleuze,” in Ian Buchanan, ed. Deleuze & Literature (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2000), 185-212.

“Eventrer l’événement/Disembowelling the Event,” in Laurent Gervereau, ed., Borders/FrontiŹres (Paris:, 2001), 159-84.

“Cartographies de films,” in L’Art et l’hybride, éd.  Christian Doumet and Marie-Claire Ropars (Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-VIII, 2001), 53-71.

“Montaigne moqueur: ‘Virgile’ and its Geographies of Gender,” in Kathleen Perry Long, ed., High Anxiety: Masculinity in Crisis in Early Modern France (Kirksville, MO: Truman State UP, 2002), 93-106.

“A Lucid Reader,” preface to Annwyl Williams, ed., The Writings of Lucette Finas (London, 2003).  

“Un tombeau de mélanges: Les “Epistres de l’amant vert” dans le livre imprimé des Illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troie (1512-1513),” in Dominique de Courcelles, ed., Ouvrages miscellanées & Théories de la connaissance ą la Renaissance (Paris: Ecole des Chartes, Coll. Etudes et rencontres 12, 2003), 79-101.  

“The City Vanishes,” in Joan-Ramon Resina and dieter Ingenscheay, eds, Aftereffects of the City (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2003), 209-23. 

“End-Credits,” in Mario Biagioli and Peter Galison, eds., Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science (New York: Routledge, 2003), 359-67.    .

“A Matter of Figure and Fact,” afterword to Gilles Deleuze, Francis Bacon, tr. by David Smith (Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2003), 130-49.

“Des secrets se créent: A propos des Fables d’Esope phrygien traduites par Gilles Corrozet (1547), in Dominique de Courcelles, ed., D’un principe philosophique ą un genre littéraire: Les « secrets » (Paris : Honoré Champion, 2005) 279-95.

“Folds and Folding,” in Charles J. Stivale, ed., Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts (London: Acumen, 2005) 170-81.

“Montaigne mnénomographe,” forthcoming in Dominique de Courcelles, ed., Livres de mémoire ą la Renaissance (Paris: ENS, 2004).

“Louise bémolise,” in Revue de literatures, “Agrégations de letters 2005” (Pau: Vallongnes, 2004) 79-86.

“Voyage de Gźnes,” forthcoming in Genre, Généalogie, Générosité: Autour de l’oeuvre d’HélŹne Cixous, ed. Mireille Calle-Gruber (Paris: Galilée, 2004).

“Cartography and Early Modern Literature: An Overview,” in David Woodward, ed., The History of Cartography 3: The European Renaissance (forthcoming, U of Chicago P, 2006)

“Cartography and Literature in Early Modern France” (co-authored with Nancy Bouzrara, in David Woodward, ed., History of Cartography 3…. (forthcoming 2006).

“The Power of the Image in the Heptameron and Related Writings by Marguerite de Navarre” (forthcoming in Approaches to the Teaching of the ‘Heptameron’, ed. Colette Winn).

“The Essays and the New World,” in Ullrich Langer, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Montaigne (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005) 74-95.

L’Atalante and the Waterways of Modernity,” in Murray Pomerance, ed., Cinema and Modernity (New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2005, forthcoming). 

“Vespucci face ą l’Amérique: Une scŹne de géographie,” in: Cristina Capineri, ed., Actes du colloque ‘Vespucci e la modernitą’ (Florence, 2004), Institute of Italian Geographers, forthcoming.

“An Eclogue Engraved: ScŹve & Salomon’s Saulsaye (1547),” in Adrian Armstrong anf Malcolm Quainton, eds, Book & Text in France, 1400-1600 (London: Ashgate, 2006), forthcoming. 

“’Un chien andalou,’” in Jeffrey Geiger and R. L. Rutsky, eds, Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (New York: Norton), 196-215.






On medieval and early modern literature:


"Changes in XVIth Century Taste:  Permutations of the conte, 1530-72,"

            Sub-stance 2 (Spring 1972):  73-84.

"Feminism, écriture and the Closed Room:  Les Angoysses douloureuses qui

            procedent d'amours (1538)," Symposium 27 (Winter 1973): 322-32.

"The Page's Hidden Dimension:  Surface and Emblem in Montaigne's Essais,"

            Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association 7 (Spring 1974): 13-25.

"Verbal Shape in the Poetry of Villon and Marot," Visible Language 9 (Spring 1975): 101-22.

"Montaigne's Gascoingne:  Textual Regionalism of 'Des boyteux,'" MLN 92 (1977): 710-23.

"A Last Spending of Rhetoricque:  Reading Marot par contradictions,"L'Esprit créateur 18 (Spring 1978): 84-93.

"Cataparalysis," Diacritics 8  (Fall 1978): 41-59.  [on Montaigne, "Des  coches," III, vi].

"Some Renascent Versions of Franco-American Historiography,"  Mid-America 60  (April 1978): 13-20.

"La Poétique dehors:  autour d'un rondeau de Clément Marot," Michigan

            Romance Studies  ("Poétiques") 1 (1980): 27-50.

"Retz of Love," Yale French Studies 61 (1981): 126-44 [on Ronsard,

            "Comme un chevreuil, quand le printemps destruit"].

"Hiéroglyphes de Rabelais," Hors Cadre (Publications de l'Université de

            Paris VIII-Vincennes ą St. Denis) 1.1 (1983):  95-117.

"Un Test de style," Oeuvres et critiques 8 (1983):  195-209.  [On Montaigne,

            "De l'exercitation," II, vi].

"Le Jargon d'Orléans, " The New Orleans Review, 11 (Fall-Winter 1984): 18-27.  [On Charles d'Orleans, "Le Temps a laissie son manteau"].

"Conseils occultés:  De la ressemblance des enfans aux peres," Oeuvres et

            critiques, 11.1 (1986): 73-86.  [On Montaigne, Essais, II, xxxvii].

"Institutionalizing Translation:  On Florio's Montaigne," Glyph Textual

            Studies 1 (1986):  45-60.

"Le Sonnet-emblŹme:  ScŹve et Ronsard," Littérature 63 (October 1986): 24-37.

"De capsula totŌ:  lecture de Montaigne, 'De trois commerces' (III, iii)," L'Esprit créateur 28.1 (Spring 1988): 18-26.

"A Silence Seen," introduction to "The Graphics of Silence in 16th-Century Literature," L'Esprit créateur 28.2 (summer 1988): 5-12.

"Nu de Ronsard," Lendemains  13 (1988): 31-39.

"Montaigne and the Indies:  Cartographies of the New World in the Essais, 1580-88)," Hispanic Issues, 4 (summer 1989), 225-62.

"Mapping Béroalde:  Between Le moyen de parvenir (1610) and Le palais des curieux (1612)" in Michael Giordano, ed. Studies on Béroalde de Verville (Seventeenth Century French Studies) 72 (1992): 83-107.

"de Bry's Las Casas," Hispanic Issues 9 (1992): 103-31. [Issue on Images of the Spanish Conquest].

"Montaigne en montage:  Mapping 'De la vanité' (III, ix), Montaigne Studies 3, ed. Robert Cottrell (1991), 224-48.

"Michel de Certeau and the Textual Icon," Diacritics 22.2 (1992): 38-48.

"An 'Allegory of Prudence:'  Text and Icon of 'De la phisionomie,'" Montaigne Studies 4 (1992), 156-79.  

"Pierre Boaistuau's Cosmographic Stage:  Theater, Text, and Map," Renaissance Drama 33.2 new series (1992): 59-86.  [translation in Le Ipotesi:  del soggetto & la Scienza 3-4 ed. Ettore Perrella  (Padua, 1995), 175-94]

"ScŹve cosmographe," in Jerry C. Nash, ed., A ScŹve Celebration: 'Délie, 1544-1994, Stanford French Studies 77 (1994): 129-48.

"Narrative Mapped and Gridded:  Les cent nouvelles nouvelles (L)," Michigan Romance Studies 13 (1994), 1-21.

"Mapping Montaigne:  The ‘Apologie’ as Diagram and Discourse," Montaigne Studies 5 (1994), 63-85.

"A Space-Event:  The 'Apologie' in the Essais of 1595," Montaigne Studies 7.1-2 (1995), 103-18.

"Virtual Reality and the Isolario," "L'odeporica/Hodeoporics, ed. Luigi Monga, special issue of Annali d'italianistica 14 (1996), 121-30.

"A Suckling of Cities:  Montaigne in Paris and Rome," Montaigne Studies 9.1-2 (1997): 167-86.

"Friendship in a Local Vein: Montaigne's Servitude to La Boétie," South Atlantic Quarterly 97.1 (1998): 65-90.

"Civil War and French Better Homes & Gardens:  Charles Estienne his Maison rustique (1564), South Atlantic Quarterly 98.4 (Fall 1999): 725-59.

"Sur une veine de voyage:  Montaigne cartographe," Revue des Amis de Ronsard 12 (1999): 111-26.

“Inklines & Lifelines:  About ‘La coche’ (1547) by Marguerite de Navarre,” Parallax 6.1 (2000): 91-110.

“Thevet Revisits Guanabara,” Hispanic American Historical Review 80.4 (November 2000): 753-81.

“Une histoire taillée en images: Bernard Salomon en Esclavonie,” Cahiers Verdun-Saulnier 19 (2002): 85-105.

“Des Périers on Speed,”The Early French ‘Nouvelle’, ed. David Laguardia and Gary Ferguson, Medieval and Renaissance Texts & Studies (Tempe: Arizona State University, 2002), forthcoming.

“Ronsard on Edge: ‘Les Amours d’Eurymédon et Callirée’ (1570),” The New Centennial Review  2.1 (2002), 33-54.

“Une scŹne de géographie,” in Conoscere il mondo: Vespucci e la modernitą:  Atti del Convegno Internazionale (Firenze 28-29 ottobre 2004), Memorie geografiche, supplement to Rivista Geografica Italiana, nuova erie, n. 5 (2005), 9-21.   



On modern literature and the arts:


"Ricardou's Purge of Bachelard," Sub-stance 1 (Fall 1971):  71-78.

"Lévi-Strauss and the Snapshot," Dada/Surrealism 4 (1974): 82-96.

"Wasted," Diacritics 6 (1976): 32-40.  [On Lucette Finas]

"Catching Z's," New York Literary Forum 2 (1978):  112-24.  [On Freud,

            "The Uncanny"].

"ExcŹs:  The Apostrophe of S/Z," Visible Language 11 (Spring 1978):  335-63.

"Intervalle et arrachement:  Malraux, Henri Focillon et L'affinité de forme,"

            Revue des lettres modernes (série André Malraux)  4  (1979): 3-21.

"Arbitrary Designs:  On Some Problems of Text and Image in L'Intemporel,"

            Twentieth Century Literature 24 (1978):  396-407.

"Les Abords d'une lettre:  lecture d'Un souvenir d'enfance de Leonardo da Vinci," Littérature 43 (October 1981): 3-16.

"Sur la notion de stratégie dans le nouveau roman," La Spirale (May 1982): 45-46.

"A Message Without a Code?," Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 5

            (Spring 1981):  147-55. [On Roland Barthes].

"Crutches," Chicago Review 33 (1982): 84-92. [On Beckett].

"Images of Regression," New Literary History 15 (Spring 1984): 653-70.

"Inconsciences graphiques:  notes sur les espaces de l'avant-garde,"

            Eutopías, 2.2-3 (1987): 63-70.

"Le Sexe de la maille," Lendemains 49 (Fall 1987):  21-29. [on Evelyne Sinassamy]

"The Improper Name," Cincinnati Romance Review 10 (1991): 43-61. [On Un amour de Swann].

"Pictogramme et critique littéraire:  ą propos de Piera Aulagnier," Topique: revue freudienne, no. 46 (Spring 1991): 269-79.

"Freud:  Notes on Pathography and the Art of History," Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory (Oxford University Press) 14.2 (1991): 115-22.

"From Multiplicities to Folds: On Style and Form in Deleuze," South Atlantic Quarterly 96.3 (Summer 1997): 629-46.

"Algeria Off-Map," Parallax 4.1 (1998), 99-113.

"Putting French Studies on the Map," Diacritics 28.3 (Fall 1998): 23-39.

"Michel de Certeau: The Savage Country," South Atlantic Quarterly 100.2 (Spring 2001): 575-98.

"Legs de l'erreur: vers une cartographie politique," Rue Descartes:  Revue du CollŹge international de philosophie (1999): 29-42.

“From Rebut to Rébus,” Yale French Studies n. 99 (Jean-Franćois Lyotard: Time and Judgment) (2001): 27-43.

“Conspiracy Crisis,” Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture & Politics 14 (2003):  47-60.

“From Detail to Periphery:  All French Literature is Francophone,” Yale French Studies n. 103 (“French & Francopone: the Challenge of Expanding Horizons,” ed. Farid Laroussi & Christopher Miller, 2003), 166-76.

“A Restive Word,” Paragraph 27 (special issue on Genet, ed. Mairéad Hanrahan, 2004) 77-84.

“A Fable of Force,” SubStance 106/34.1 (2005) 50-52.


On the Plastic Arts and Literature:


"The Radicality of Modern Art," Diacritics 3 (1973): 19-26.

"Accent grave:  Blanchot and Franz Kline," Sub-stance 14 (Fall 1976): 76-92.

"Serres (...) La Tour," Visible Language 19 (1978): 269-88.  [On Michel Serres

            reading Georges de la Tour].

"Framing Malraux," New York Literary Forum 3 (1979): 125-40.

"The Color Line," Diacritics 11.4 (Winter 1981): 58-67.  [On Albert Ayme].

"Beckett:  Color, Letter and Line," Visible Language 19 (Autumn 1985):  484-98.

"L'Acharnement de l'abstrait," Cahiers du L'Herne (Malraux issue) 43 (1982): 336-44.

"Echoes of an Event," Social Semiotics 6.1 (1996), 133-45.

"From Image to Event: Reading Genet through Deleuze," Yale French Studies no. 91 (1997): 49-57.

"Mapping in the Folds:  Deleuze cartographe," Discourse 20.3 (Fall 1998): 123-38.


On Film:


"Overdetermination and Surface of Jean Renoir," SubStance 9 (1974): 82-96.

"Portrayals of Painting:  Godard's Translations of Vivre sa vie," Film Reader 3 (1978): 167-77.

"A Pan of Bricks (McDonald's, Renoir, Truffaut)," Enclitic 1 (Spring 1977):

            27-33 [about Le Crime de M. Lange].

"Vigo Van Gogh," New York Literary Forum 5 (1983): 153-66.  [Spanish

            translation in Eutopías 1.1 (Winter 1985): 35-48.]

"Apocalyse Yesterday," Enclitic 10-11 (1982): 137-46. [On Raoul Walsh, White Heat].

"The Cockeyed World," Enclitic 12 (1982): 4-13. [On Raoul Walsh, The Cockeyed World].

"Objective Burma," Enclitic 13 (1983): 96-118.  [On Raoul Walsh].

"Manpower," Enclitic 14 (1984): 126-43.  [on Raoul Walsh, Manpower].

"Writing Scarlet Street," MLN 98 (December 1983): 1085-1120.

"Reading Ordinary Viewing," Diacritics 15 (Spring 1985): 4-14. [On Jean-

            Louis Schefer, L'Homme ordinaire du cinéma].

"Driving on High Sierra," Eutopías 2.1 (Winter 1986): 99-120.

"Broken Blockage:  Notas sobre la guerra civil espaĖola en el cine de Hollywood 1937-44)," Revista de Occidente, 53 (October 1985):  47-59.

"Documentary Surrealism:  On Land without Bread," Dada/Surrealism, 15 (1987):  176-98. 

"Stages of Film noir," Theatre Journal, 39.3 (October 1987):  347-63.  

"L'auteur énucléé," Hors cadre 8 (1990): 77-95.

"Tirez sur le pp," L'Esprit créateur 30.2 (1990): 26-37. [on Truffaut and literature.]

"Signatures de perspective," Hors cadre 10 (1992): 217-28.

"A Land Bred on Film," introduction to "Land with a Movie Camera," Hispanic Issues 10 (1998) on Spanish cinema.

"Straight Cuts,” The Psychoanalytic Review, 81.2 (1994):  331-36. (on Altman, Short Cuts)

“Milk Money” and “The Mask,” in The Psychoanalytic Review 82 (1996).

"Conversation, The Talkie, La chienne," in Talk, Talk, Talk ed. Shelley Salamensky, New York, Routledge, 1999.

"La Haine and the 'Caméra-graffito'" (co-authored with Jenny Lefcourt), Contemporary French Civilization 12.2 (Summer-Fall 1998) 227-39.

"A Web of Hate," South Central Review 17.3 (Fall 2000) 88-103.

"Revamping Irma," Sites: A Journal of 20th Century/Contemporary French Studies 4.2 (Fall 2000): 417-34.

“Death, Growth, & Regeneration (1915),” Film Criticism 25.1 (Fall 2000), 25-46.  [on Raoul Walsh Regeneration]

"Du cinéma ą la carte," Cinémas: Revue d'études cinématographiques 10.2-3 (Spring 2000): 65-84.

“Film without a Future, “ Cinematic 1.1 (2003), 38-40.

“A Fable of Film: RanciŹre’s Anthony Mann,”  SubStance 33.1 (2004): 91-107.



On teaching:


"Notes on a Course Entitled La Civilisation franćaise," Sub-stance 2 (Spring

            1972): 73-84.

"L'Intellettuale negli Stati Uniti," in: L'Intellettuale e il sesso (Milan:

            Spirali, 1980): 51-59.

"On Language Requirements (Etienne Balibar)," Praxis (Art and Ideology, part one) 5 (1981): 127-33.

"Le Quotidien météorologique," Yale French Studies 73 (1987):  215-28.  [On Daily Life]


Encyclopaedia Entries:


French cinema, 1895-1975, in Twentieth Century culture, ed.  Catherine Savage Brosman (New York:  Manly, 1995).  66 entries on French directors, actors, actrices, scriptwriters, and critics.

The Lady From Shanghai, Touch of Evil, and Vivre sa vie, in:  International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers 1 (Chicago and London: Saint James Press, 1984): 249-50; 482-84 510-11.  (revised entries in 1990 edition)

Jean Renoir, in  Ibid., 2: 441-44. (revised entry in 1990 edition)

The Palm Beach Story, High Sierra, The Killers, André Delvaux, Franklin Pangborn (revised entries in 1990 edition).

Jean Renoir, entry for The Book of Days (Ann Arbor:  The Pierian Press, 1989).

Michel de Certeau, Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy, 1998.

Michel Foucault, Paul Virilio, and Michel Serres, in Routledge Dictionary of Contemporary Culture, 1998.

The French Novel, 1500-1700, in Encyclopaedia of the Novel

“Henri Lefebvre” and “Marc Augé”, in Columbia Encyclopaedia of Twentieth Century French Culture, forthcoming.

Un Chien andalou, in The Norton Encyclopedia of the 100 Greatest Films, ed. R. Rutsky, forthcoming 2005.

The Other, in Oxford Companion to the History of Travel, ed. David Buisseret, forthcoming. 





"Professional Football and Dick Modzelewski," The Contributor (Lawrence University Journal of Fiction), Spring 1964. 

"Okay," in Critical Assemblings, ed. Richard Kostelanetz (New York:  Assemblings Press, 1980): n.p.

"On Some Titles of Jacques Derrida," in A Tenth Assembling, ed. Scott Helmes, Richard Kostelanetz and David Cole (New York:  Assemblings Press, 1980): n.p.

"Under the Eminent Text and Its Truth," discussion with Hans Gadamer,

            Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association 13 (1980): 16-20.

            [Reprinted in The Horizon of Literature, ed. Paul Hernadi (Lincoln:

            Nebraska UP, 1982): 350-57].

Obituary for EugŹne Vinaver, Encomia 2  (Spring1980).

Photographic Essay, Enclitic 7 (1980): 16-35.

Photographs, Enclitic 9 (1981): 55-65.

"Catherine de Medici," Criticism and Literature, ed. Richard Kostelanetz,

            VisLitCrit (1982): 99-101.

"Gigante" (New York Giant), Sileno 3 (1998) 43-48 [translated into Spanish.]


Translations of Articles:


Yve-Alain Bois, "The Tree and the Square," Enclitic 3 (1978): 9-35.

Jacques Derrida, "The Retreat of Metaphor," Enclitic 4 (1979): 1-27.

Jacques Derrida, "Le Titleer (Title to be specified)," Sub-stance 31 (1981):


Paul Virilio, "The Third Interval," forthcoming in Rethinking Technologies (Minneapolis: U of MN P, 1993).

Santos Zunzunegui, "Victor Erice: El espiritu de la colmena," Hispanic Issues, 1998.

Eric Alliez, "Sur le bergsonisme de Deleuze," Discourse (co-translated). 


Review Articles:


On recent foreign Books (Sartre, Camus, Céline), Modern Fiction Studies

            26 (1975): 307-11.

Topique, nos. 25-26 (1979-80), Review of Psychoanalytical Books (New York:

            International Universities Press) 1:4 (1982), 521-30.

Michel Grimaud, William Berg and George Moskos, Saint/Oedipus (Cornell

            University Press, 1982), Review of Psychoanalytical Books 2.1 (1983):


La Nouvelle Revue de Psychanalyse, nos. 25-26 (Paris, 1981), Review of

            Psychoanalytical Books 4.1 (1984): 369-80.

"L'écriture de l'histoire littéraire:  ą propos de Denis Hollier, A New History of French Literature," Littérature no. 80 (December 1990): 101-11.

Malcolm Bowie, Freud, Proust, Lacan:  Fiction as Theory, Psychoanalytic Books 2.1 (1991): 41-51.

"Ishmael au pays de Desert Storm: réflexion critique ą propos de Leo Bersani, The Culture of Redemption," Littérature no. 83 (October 1991): 117-24.

"Arts et stratégies de la culture de masse," Lendemains no. 63 (1991): 81-85 [Jürgen Müller, Texte et médialité].

Jean-Claude CarriŹre and Pascal Bonitzer, Exercice de scénario and Pierre Jenn, Techniques du scénario , French Review 66.3 (February 1993): 525-27.

Henri-Jean Martin, The History and Power of Writing, History of European Ideas 21.6 (1995), 781-84.

"A Smorgasbord of Champions:  Recent French Books on the Renaissance," Renaissance Quarerly 50 (1997): 119-29.

"A Chaos of Science: Recent French Books on the Renaissnace," Renaissance Quarterly 51 (1998): 163-70.

"Conquests Within and Without: Recent French Books on the Renaissance," Renaissance Quarterly 52 (1999): 100-09.

“The Historical Atlas: Archive or Diagram?,” Journal of Historical Geography, forthcoming 2004.  


Book Reviews:


Serge Doubrovsky, The New Criticism in France, The Minnesota Daily, August 12, 1973.

André Bazin, Jean Renoir, The Minnesota Daily, March 22, 1974.

Jeffrey Mehlman, A Structural Study of Autobiography, Modern Language

            Journal (1975): 459-60.

Recent films of Rachel Weinberg and Christine Lipinska, French Review 50

            (March 1977): 659-60.

J. Dudley Andrew, The Major Film Theories, French Review 51 (October 1977):  161-62.

André Helbo, Michel Butor: vers une littérature du signe, L'Esprit créateur,  17 (Spring 1977): 76-77.

Seymour Chatman, Story and Discourse, Sub-stance 23-24 (1979): 199-200.

Germaine Brée, La Littérature franćaise du XXe siecle,  L'Esprit créateur, 19

            (1979): 124-25.

Marc-Eli Blanchard, Saint-Juste et compagnie:  la révolution et les mots,

            L'Esprit créateur 22 (1982): 79-81.

Robert D. Cottrell, Sexuality/Textuality:  A Study of the Fabric of Montaigne's

            Essays, Sub-stance, 34 (1982): 82-84.

Marie-Claire Ropars, Le Texte divisé, MLN 97 (December 1982): 1284-1289.

Paul Hernadi, ed. What is Literature?, Sub-stance 40 (1983): 99-103.

Edward Said, The Critic, the Text, the World, Sub-stance 46 (1985): 98-102.

MichaĎl Baraz, Rabelais et la joie de la liberté, French Forum 10 (January

            1985): 109-10.

A. Bergala et al, L'Esthetique du film,  French Review 69 (1985-86): 501-03.

Jacques Derrida et. al., Taking Chances: Derrida, Psychoanalysis, and

            Literature, ed. J. Smith and W. Kerrigan, Sub-stance 15 (1986): 131-35.

Claude-Jean Phillippe, Le Roman du cinéma, 2 v., The French Review 70 (1987): 901.

Marie-Claire Ropars, et. al., Générique des années 1930, The French Review 62.4 (1989): 700-01.

Joseph Korkmaz, Le cinéma de Claude Sautet, The French Review 62.5 (1989): 937-38.

Martine Debaisieux, Le procŹs du roman, Sub-stance 62/63 (Fall 1990), 191-94.

Jean-Paul Torok, Le scénario, The French Review, forthcoming 1990.

Jean-Louis Leutrat, Kaléidoscopes, Lendemains 15 (no. 60, 1990): 155-57.

Samuel Kinser, Rabelais's Carnival: Text, Context, Metatext, Sub-stance 20.2 (1991): 106-110.

Wilhem Wurzer, Filming and Judgment, Philosophy and Literature (1991).

Barbara Spackman, Decadent Genealogies, Psychoanalytic Books 3.4 (1992), 534-37.

Michael Issacharoff, Lieux comiques ou le temple de Janus: essai sur le comique, French Forum 18 (1993), 373-75.

André Gaudreault and Franćois Jost, Le récit cinématographique (Paris, 1990), The French Review 65.4 (March 1992).

David Rodowick, The Difficulty of Difference (New York, 1991), The French Review 66.1 (October 1992): 16-68.

Alain Philippon, 'A nos amours' de Maurice Pialat (Crisnée, 1989), The French Review 65.2 (December 1991), 332-33. 

Peggy Kamuf, ed.  Between the Blinds:  A Derrida Reader, Sub-Stance 21.2 (1992), 137-40.

August Kling and Delno West, trs. and eds., Christopher Columbus, The 'Libro de la profecias', Renaissance Quarterly 45.4 (1992), 838-39.

Janet Whatley, ed. & tr.  Jean de Léry, History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil, Otherwise Called America (1578), Renaissance Quarterly 46.1 (Spring 1993), 217-19. 

Williard Bohn, Apollinaire and the Faceless Man, History of European Ideas 14.6 (1992), 878.

Roger Odin, Cinéma et production du sens, Lendemains 17 (n. 68) (1993), 152.

Michel Delon and Wolfgang Drost, eds., Le regard et l'objet: Diderot critique d'art, Lendemains 17 (n. 68) (1993), 158-60.

Lawrence Kritzman, The Rhetoric of Sexuality & the Literature of the French Renaissance, Journal of the History of Sexuality 3.4 (1993), 639-41.

Christian Metz, L'énonciation impersonnelle ou le site du film, The French Review 67.3 (1994), 548-49.

Hendrika Halberstadt-Freud, Freud, Proust, Perversion and Love, Psychoanalytic Books 4.4 (Winter 1993), 575-80.

Philippe Carrard, Poetics of the New History, Sub-stance, 23.1 (1994) 123-26. 

Janet Backhouse, The Isabella Breviary, Moreana 30 (1993), 109-114.

Andrew Brown, Roland Barthes: The Figures of Writing, Modern Philology, 1994.

William Mitchell, The Reconfigured Eye, Philosophy and Literature, 1996.

Susan Hayward, French National Cinema, French Review 69.2 (1995), 361-63.

Gregory Ulmer, Theoretics, Philosophy and Literature, forthcoming 1995.

Shoshana Felman and Dori Laub, Testimony, Psychoanalytic Books, 1996.

Franćoise Naudé, Reconnaissance du nouveau monde et cosmographie ą la Renaissance, Hispanic Review, 1995.

Jane Giles, Jean Genet:  ‘Un chant d’amour,’ L’Esprit créateur Spring 1995.

MichŹle Lagny, De l’histoire du cinéma, French Review, 1995.

Max Gauna, Upwellings:  First Expressions of Unbelief in Printed Literature of the French Renaissance, History of European Ideas, 1996.

David Fawcett, Writing the New World: Imaginary Voyages and Utopia of the Great Southern Land and tr., Gabriel de Foigny, The Southern Land, Known,  Terrae Incognitae, 27 (1995): 93-96.

Martine Reid, "Writing and Drawing," Yale French Studies 1994, Philosophy and Literature 19.2 (1995) 410-11.

Lyndal Roper, Oedipus and the Devil: Witchcraft, Sexuality, and the Religion in Early Modern Europe, Pyschoanlaytic Books 8.1 (1997): 112-17.

Jill Levine, The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction, The Translator, 2.2 (1996): 313-17.

Paul Zumthor, La mesure du monde, Terrae incognitae 30 (1998): 118-21.

Lesley Cormack, Mapping an Empire, William and Mary Quarterly 1999.

Dominique Chateau and Jacinto Lageira, eds, AprŹs Deleuze: Philosophie et esthétique du cinéma, Film-Philosophy 5 (November 2001) [].

Ian Buchanan, Deleuzism: A Metacommentary, Quarterly Review of Film & Video 19 (2002): 197-99.

Charles Stivale, Disenchanting Les bons temps: Identity & Authenticity in Cajun Music & Dance, SubStance 33.2 (2004) 13-15. 


Selected Lectures and Papers:


At the MMLA (1970-    ), MLA (1971-    ), IAPL (1974-    ), Twentieth Century French Studies Conference (1983-    ), Hofstra Malraux Symposium (1974), 19th Century French Literature Colloquium (1976), International Conference of Semiotics and Art (Ann Arbor 1978), Istituto della semiotica e psicanalisi (Milan 1978), English Institute (Cambridge 1979), SUNY-Buffalo Conference on Psychoanalysis and Film (1982), Cerisy-La Salle, "Paradigme de la peinture: Albert Ayme" (1982),  Irvine Conference on Art and Literature (1982), 20th Century French Literature Symposium (1982-   ), Santa Barbara Film Colloquium (1982), U of Iowa Comparative Literature and Film Studies Departments (1983), 16th Century Society (1983), Symposium Internacional del Espectaculo (Valencia 1983-86), Renaissance and New Criticism Conference (Chicago 1984), NEMLA (1984), U of California-San Diego History Conference on Michel de Certeau (1988), Miami U (1989), New York U Robbe-Grillet Symposium (1989), SUNY Binghamton Conference on Autobiography (1989), Southwest 17th Century Studies Association (Miami 1991), Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (1976, 1991-94), U of California-Los Angeles Conference on Psychoanalysis and Film Symposium (1993), U of Paris-VIII/Sorbonne conference, "La pensée de l'image" (1993), Barnard/Columbia Conference on Alternative Writings in Early Modern France (1994), American Anthropological Association Meeting, seminar on Michel de Certeau (1994), Center for Literary and Cultural Studies (Harvard U), 1995-   .


Invited Lectures:


Case-Western Reserve U (1974), U of Paris-VIII (1976), Miami U (1976, 1989), U of California-Berkeley (1984), Centro Ortega y Gasset (Madrid 1985), Yale U (1985), New York U Maison franćaise (1985), City U of New York (1985-86),  Johns Hopkins U Medical School (1986), U of Minnesota Dept. of History (1988),  Kansas City Museum of Art (1988), Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours 1990), U of Wisconsin (1989-1992), Minnesota Conference on Emblem Studies (1989), U of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1989), University of Virginia (1991),  Centre National de Recherche Scientitique (Paris 1991), U of Georgia (1992), Newberry Library (1992), Cornell U (1992), Notre Dame U (1992), Washington U (1992), University of Chicago (1992), Newberry Library (1992), Boston U (1992), Brown U (1992), Harvard  U (1992), U of California-Los Angeles, French Dept. (1993), U of Valencia (1993), U of Paris-VII:  séminaire du doctorat organisé par GisŹle Mathieu-Castellani (1994), U of Paris-VIII:  Disciplines de sens, séminaire organisé par Henri Meschonnic (1994), Northwestern U (1994), UCLA Medieval/Renaissance Studies Center (1995), U of Kent at Canterbury (1995), UCLA (1995), USC (1995), UCSB (1995), UCSC (1995), USD (1995), Cornell U (1998): British Map Society: Warburg Institute, London (1998); Penser l'image, U of Paris-VIII (1998); University College, London (1999); City and Sublime Conference, U of Cork, Ireland (2000);  Germaine Brée Memorial Lecture, U of Wisconsin (2000); U of Montréal (2000); Maps and Popular Culture, U of Texas-Arlington (2000); Utopias, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2000); U of Toronto, History of the Book Seminar (2000); Maares Art Center, Maastricht (2001); U of Paris-IV (2001), U of Paris-VIII (2001); Washington University (2001);  Vanderbilt U (2003); Norman Geske Memorial Lecture, U of Nebraska (2003); Ecole des Chartes, Paris (2003); U of Washington (2003); Wolfenbüttel (2003); U of Kansas (2004); Istituto italiano di geografia, Florence (2004); U of Barcelona (2005). 


Professional Activities:


Editorial Advisor, Glyph Textual Studies (1980-84), New York Literary Forum             (1978-82), Spirali (1979-80), Lendemains (1984-     ), Contracampo (1984-            86), Eutopías (1985-88), Enclitic (1978-82), Montaigne Studies (1989-   ),             "Reading Plus" Series (New York:  Peter Lang, 1984-    ); Hispanic Issues             (1988-    ); Diacritics (1998-      ); Journal of Visual Culture (2000-    ). 

Corresponding Editor, Littérature (Paris-VIII/Larousse, 1988-    ).

Film columnist, The Psychoanalytic Review (1993-96).

Editorial Board, Publications in Medieval Studies, U of Minnesota P (1993-2004).

Reader for university presses:  Cambridge, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Minnesota, California, Johns Hopkins, Georgia, Massachusetts, Stanford, Michigan, Chicago, Yale, SUNY-Albany, Polity, Virginia, Harvard, etc.

Reader for National Endowment for the Humanities; Reader for PMLA, etc. Executive Committee, MMLA, 1977-80

Chair, "Modern Literature" section, MMLA, 1983, 1993;  Chair, "French II,"             MMLA, 1985;  Various seminars at MLA, 1971-   .

Panelist and Reviewer, NEH Summer Stipends; evaluator, NEH proposals,             Newberry Library; evaluator, NEH Collaborative Research Grants.

Executive Committee, MLA Division on 16th-Century French Literature (1993-1998).  Delegate Assembly, 1998-2000; Scaglione Prize Committee (chair 1998), 1997-99.  MLA Committee for 1st Book Prize (2005-07)

External Review Evaluator: Department of Romance and Germanic Studies, Wayne State University (1984), Department of French, Rutgers University (1988), Department of French and Italian, University of Iowa (1993), Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University (1997), Department of Comparative Literature, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1999.

Co-organizer, “Montaigne in Print,” 1995 Newberry Library Symposium (with             Philippe Desan, Tilde Sankovich, Ullrich Langer); co-organizer, “Le dialogue des arts dans les Essais de Montaigne (2003)



Courses Taught:


At the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1971-1995):

Beginning French, Conversation and Composition, Explication de textes, La Civilisation franćaise, Topics in 16th Century French Literature, the Contemporary Scene in France, Modern French Theater, the Cinema of Neorealism, New Wave Cinema, Montaigne, Rabelais, French Poetry Before Ronsard, Pléiade et Baroque, Le Conte et la nouvelle--XVIe-XVIIe siŹcles, Seminar on Lévi-Strauss, Seminar on Christian Metz, Seminar on Image and Text,  Seminar on Writing and Cinema, Aspects of French and Italian Civilization, Modern French Literature in Translation, Art et littérature, Baroque and Renaissance Esthetics, Theory and Practice of Film, Auteur Theory: Raoul Walsh, Bibliography and Methodology, Film noir seminar; History of Spanish Cinema (with Jenaro Talens); Allegory, Memory and Classical Film seminar; Early Modern Literature, Space, and Cartography; Handball 1068 (Dept. of Kinesiology); Historiography and Literature: Michel de Certeau; Map and Literature in early modern France.


At the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Fall 1978):


Approches de la littérature (la nouvelle franćaise, 1500-1572). 


At the University of California, Berkeley (1978-79):

L'Objet USA (American Art in Contemporary French Criticism); art et littérature; introduction au seiziŹme siŹcle (1480-1530), introduction ą la poésie moderne. 


At Miami Univerity, Dijon (Summer 1981): 

Aspects de la civilisation franco-bourgignonne. 


At The Graduate Center, CUNY (Spring 1985-87): 

Seminar on la litterature flamboyante; seminar on "The Letter of Literature" (1985); Criticism and Modernism:  Benjamin, Sartre, Blanchot (1986); about film noir (1987). 


At Miami University, (1989-92): 

Seminar on early modern literature and space: Rabelais, Thevet, Boiastuau; Seminar on fifteenth century literature and architecture; introduction au texte de la Renaissance; cartographie et cosmographie.


At UCLA, (1995):

Espace et carte dans la littérature du seiziŹme siŹcle; Seminar on event and space in cultural theory.


At Harvard University (1995-    )

Poésie et espace littéraire, Mapping Modernity (with Doris Sommer), Cartographie et littérature, Rabelais et la littérature humaniste, Montaigne, Cinéma et culture franćaise, Introduction ą la littérature franćaise (1100-1789), La théorie d'auteur;  Le cinéma classique; Nouvelles vagues; Introduction ą la littérature franćaise, 1100-1750;  espace et roman du XVIe siŹcle; Cinéma et civilisation franćaise (Core curriculum);  poésie et architecture ą la Renaissance;  


At the Society for the Humanties, Cornell University (1998)

Trauma and Conquest:  Mapping and Early Modern Literature.


At the Folger Institute (1998)

Early Modern Literature and Cartography



Doctoral Dissertations Directed:


Michel Valentin, "Baroque et cinéma" (1980, co-directed with Armand Renaud).

Lawrence Crawford, "On the Semiotics of Filmic Analysis" (1982).

Elisabeth Caron, "Montaigne et le problŹme de la conscience," (1984).

Patrick O'Brien, "Dramatic Space in L'Illusion comique and Le Cid" (1985).

Robert Burgoyne, "Bertolucci and 1900" (1985) (at New York University, with Annette Michaelson and Robert Sklar).

Nancy Rodman, "Painterly Fabrications: The Art of Baudelaire's Salons" (1987).

Nadia Saleh, "Le poŹme en prose en France depuis 1945:  essai d'analyse structurale" (1988).

Louis Kaplan, "The Signature-Effect: A Biography of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy," co-directed with Harry Harotoonian, Department of History, University of Chicago (1988).

Janet Solberg, "Beyond Folklore:  Metacommentary in the 16th Century Nouvelle" (1988).

Eva Daddesio, "Plasticité graphique et métamorphose dans l'écriture de Maurice Blanchot:  une lecture de Thomas l'obscur" (1988). 

James Long, "Collage Strategies:  Apollinaire, Tzara, Ernst, Péret" (1989, co-directed with Judith Preckshot).

Obioma Nnaemeka, "Anamorphosis and Dominance in AgrippaD'Aubigné's Hécatombe ą Diane" (1989, co-directed with Armand Renaud).

Hwawon Han, "Le théČtre de Racine et la crise de la représentation" (1990)

Martine Sauret, "Délires du corps de Gargantua" (1991)

Florianne Wild, "Formes fatales:  Jean Renoir and film noir" (1991)

Soraya Mékerta, "Politique et écriture dans le roman du Maghreb" (1994)

Martial Frindéthié, "Problématique du griot et de la 'négritude'" (1995)

Roberta Poletes, "Deleuze and a Feminist Minoritarian Literature" (1995)

Kristine Butler, "Hearing Voices: Audition and Artistic Identity in French Text and Film" (1998)


At Harvard University:


Ricardo Padrón,  “Voyages on a Hippogriff:  Cartography and Empire in Golden Age Epic” (1997, co-directed with Mary Gaylord)

Andrea Flores, "Deterritorialization and the Maghrebi Novel, 1968-83" (1998)

Jennifer Lecourt, "The Policing of Leisure in French Poetic Realism" (2003)

Margaret Flinn, on cartography, literature, and Franco-German boundaries in the era of the TroisiŹme République (in progress)

Elisabeth Hodges, on the emergence of city-spaces in cartography and literature from Rabelais to Corrozet and Belleforest (defended 2002)

Timothy Tomazik, “Texts for Collation:  Cookbook and Literature in 16th century France”(defended 2003)

Rosemary Peters, “Au voleur!  Theft and Thieves in the French Novel of the 19th century (defended 2002)

Margaret Flinn, “Architectures of Social Being: Monuments in 1930s French Cinema (defended 2005)

Philip Usher, “The Holy Lands in Early Modern Literature:  Negotiations of Christian Geography and Textual Space” (defended May 2004)

Adriana Chimu, on theatricality and representation in Nerval (in progress)

John Walsh, “The Child in Contemporary Francophone Fiction” (defended 2005)


Reader for Doctoral Dissertations (at Minnesota):


B. Duren, on Proust (French, 1978)

L. Adelman, on Late Gothic Architecture (Art History, 1972)

R. La George, on the theme of Microcosm (English, 1975)

D. Hildner, on Golden Age Literature (Spanish, 1980)

R. Johnson, on Quvedo and Satire (Spanish, 1980)

F. Diaz, on Marxism and Literary Theory (Spanish, 1981)

S. Drake, on Semiotics and Comparative Literature (Comparative Literature), 1982

T. Lopez-Pumarejo, on starategies of the soap-opera in third-world medias (at The  University of Valencia, 1986 and Minnesota, 1987)

K. Murphy-Judy , "Le Roman de Flamenca" (French), 1986

F. Denis, "Raoul de Cambrai" (French, 1986)

S. Kusisto, "The Poetics of the Spanish Baroque" (Spanish, 1986)

G. Podesta, "Contemporary Political Theatre in Chile" (Spanish, 1987)

K. Duplaa, "Modern Catalan Literature and fin de siŹcle poetics" (Spanish, 1987)

A. Gronhovd, "Proust et la subversion de l'écriture" (French, 1987)

K. Contag, "The Burlesque: Mockery in Golden Age Literature" (Spanish, 1989)

H. Melehy, "Montaigne, Descartes, and Subjectivity" (Comparative Literature, 1989)

Han Ping Chu, "The Modern Historical Novel" (English, 1991)

M. Caesario,"Aestherics of Religious Discourse in Colonial Latin America" (Spanish, 1991)

E. Silverman, "Tourist Art and Social Structure in Riverain Culture on the Sepic River" (Anthropology, 1992)

O. Pereira, "El theatrum mundi en EspaĖa, 1560-1660" (Spanish, 1992)

B. White, "Ethnography and Photography: A Case for Minnesota History" (Anthropology, 1993)

A. Duggan, "The Woman's Voice, Mlle de Scudéry, and Madame d'Aulnoy" (French, 1998)

Marc Penka, "The American Hieroglyphic, Cartography, and Hawthorne" (English, 1998)


At Harvard University:


Ricardo Padrón, on Cartography and Spanish Golden Epic (Spanish, 1997)

Juliette Dickstein, on Post-War Franco-Jewish Writers and the Holocaust (French, 1997)

Nick Nesbitt, on Aimé Césaire, Caribbean French, and Musical Writing (French, 1997)

Jay Bland, on Deleuze and the 20th Century Afro-American Canon (Afro-American and English, 1996)

Paulette Smith, on Exoticism and the Construction of the French Colony (French, 1998)

Eric Goodheart, on the Pelletier Affair and the enfant trouvé after 1789 (French and History, 1997)

Seth Graebner, on the City and Magrebi writing (French, 2000)

Maxime Blanchard, on Malraux and Canadian Identitarian Movements (French, 2002)

Natasha Lee, on nature in post-Enlightenment discourse (defended 2003)

Mahalia Gayle, on civility and contemporary literature (French, in progress)

Graham Larkin, Les ‘oeuvres’ de Jacques Callot (Art History, defended 2003)

Simone Pinet, on Amadis, the island-book, and CervantŹs (Spanish, defended 2002)

Ji-Won Shin, on space and marginality in literature of late Chosôn Korea (Korean studies, defended 2003)

Patrick Bray, on novel selves: Stendhal, Nerval, and Proust (2005)


For other insitutions:


Murdoch University,  La Trobe University, University of Tasmania, University of Montréal, University of Québec at Montréal, Columbia University, University of Queensland, etc. 



Master's Dissertations Directed:


At the University of Minnesota:


Lisa Neal, on Ronsard, defended 1982.

Nancy Erickson, on Clément Marot, defended 1982.

Geroge McClintock, on Proust and Montaigne, defended 1986.

Julie Conrad, on Marguerite Duras, defended 1987.

Didier Maleuvre, on Ronsard, defended 1989.

Hassan Melehy, on Montaigne, defended 1990

Wayne Hayes, on Gide and Camus, defended 1991


At Miami University:


Katherine Holderbaum, on Blanchot, de Certeau & M. Stipe (1990).

Susan Fobell, on Clément Marot (1990).

Alain Gabon, on the cinema of David Cronenberg (1992)

Michelle Donah, on Louise Labé (1992)

Andrea Doane, on seriality in Rabelais (1993)

Bernd Renner, on spoonerism and wordplay in Rabelais (1993)


Undergraduate Honors Dissertations Directed:


At Minnesota:


R. Burgoyne, on Rossellini (1975)

B. Becker, on Lévi-Strauss (1975)

N. Davies, on the Rose Window in Art and Literature (1976)

L. Ruthchick, on Sartre and Architecture (1977)

B. Mauer, on Maurice Legendre and BuĖuel (1991)

T. Odde, on cinema of Blasetti (1993)


At Harvard:


C. Driscoll, on Renoir and the entre-deux-guerres (1996)

K. Mui, on events in Deleuze &  particle-physics (1998)

A. Schmitz, on Dante & Hugo (1999)

S. Kaye, on Robbe-Grillet and Latin American film (2000)

D. Horne, on anti-colonialism and the 1930 Paris exposition (2000)

J. Seppala, on Bandello, Boaistuau & Rosset (2001)

M. Lee, on Space and cinema of Wong-Kar-Wai (2003)

J. Lawler, on Childhood and Cinema (including a film) (2005)


Professional Listings and Memberships:


Who's Who in America

Who's Who in the Mid-West

Who's Who in Education

Men of Achievement, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge (UK)

Contemporary Authors

Dictionary of International Biography

Dictionary of American Scholars

2000 Notable American Men

Who's Who in the History of Cartography


Member:  Modern Language Association;  Renaissance Society of America; Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism; Société des Amis de Cerisy-La Salle; Society for Cinema Studies;  Société franćaise des seiziémistes; Société franćaise des dix-septiémistes; CAIEF; USHA; International Association of Philosophy and Literature; Society for the History of Discoveries; American Association of French Cultural Studies; Chicago Map Society; Boston Map Society.