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Écrivains, écritures

Writers, Writings: this dossier includes literary studies (or collections of essays) on one particular author or topic and is composed of individual or collective articles on different authors or topics.

  • Literary studies – Varia

  • Jeffrey Filbert

    Jeffrey Filbert studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Upon graduating he was awarded a Shiedt traveling scholarship that he used to travel and study widely throughout Europe. The Academy in Philadelphia is known as a school of realism. There Mr. Filbert received a well-grounded training in realistic painting, and for a long time it featured predominately in his work. Yet, as an artist develops, their work often changes, and Mr. Filbert is no exception. He has explored new directions in his painting, as well as sculpture, ceramics, and poetry. What has not changed, however, is his concentration on the figure. Today Mr. Filbert would consider himself not so much as a realistic painter, but as a figure painter, the figure moving in and out of realism. Having a strong discipline only allows him a wider path to travel.

    • Poems

      Poésies
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      6.06 [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Abu Ghraib [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Avalanche [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Bring ’em on [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Freedom [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      I accept it [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Morning [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Ready [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Stop [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Water. earth [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      5 am [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Witness [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      At first [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Edge of the world [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      HB [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      I want war [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Mistake [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      President [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Jeffrey Filbert
      Sept 4.03 [Full text]
      01 January 2006
    • Attachments

  • Catharine Savage Brosman

    Catharine Savage Brosman was born in Colorado; she spent her girlhood there and in Trans-Pecos (West) Texas. She studied at Rice University (Houston, Texas) and in France (Paris and Grenoble). After taking her Ph.D. in French, she taught briefly in Florida and Virginia, then moved to Tulane (New Orleans), where she became a chaired professor of French and is now professor emerita. She was visiting research professor at Sheffield (England) for a term and remains Honorary Research Professor at that institution. She has published numerous articles and written or edited some eighteen volumes dealing with French literature, chiefly the novel, and notably the works of Gide, Martin du Gard, Sartre, Camus, and Jules Roy; among her principal volumes is Visions of War in France: Fiction, Art, Ideology (1999). Her creative poetry and prose have appeared widely in anthologies and magazines in the United States such as the Sewanee Review, the Southern Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the New England Review, Shenandoah, and the Southwest Review; her verse has also been published in England (by Critical Quarterly) and in France (Europe, June 2005 and April 2007; Nouvelle Revue Française, January 2007; Le Cerf-Volant, June 2007)). Her two volumes of informal essays are The Shimmering Maya and Other Essays (Louisiana State University Press, 1994) and Finding Higher Ground: A Life of Travels (University of Nevada Press, 2003). In addition to chapbooks, six collections of her poems have appeared, with a seventh in print: Watering (University of Georgia Press, 1972) and, all at Louisiana State University Press, Journeying from Canyon de Chelly (1990), Passages (1996), Places in Mind (2000), The Muscled Truce (2003), Range of Light (2007) and Under the Pergola (in press). Her stories, which often concern New Orleans, have appeared in various magazines, notably Louisiana Literature. Her books have been reviewed widely, in some of the magazines mentioned above and in the New York Times Book Review.

    • Poems

      Poésie
      • Catharine Savage Brosman
        Petroglyphs [Full text]
        Peintures rupestres
        01 January 2007
      • Catharine Savage Brosman
        Grapefruit [Full text]
        Pamplemousse
        01 January 2007
    • Short stories

      Nouvelles
      • Catharine Savage Brosman
        Cubist angles [Full text]
        01 January 2008
  • Mary Kennan Herbert

    Originally from the Midwest (born in St. Louis, Missouri), Mary Kennan Herbert now lives in Brooklyn, New York and much of her summers in western Massachusetts. Following a career as a senior editor in book publishing, she now teaches writing and literature courses at Long Island University and at other colleges and universities in the New York City area. She has led creative writing workshops for Bryn Mawr College, St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and the Vermont Writers League. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and periodicals in the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, India, and Japan, and have been selected for seven anthologies. Ms. Herbert holds a degree in art and education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a master's degree (M.A.) in creative writing with an emphasis on poetry, from The City College of New York, where she received three scholarships and the Jane Specter Award for graduate creative writing. Her first collection of poems was published in 1998 by Ginninderra Press in Australia, which since then has published six more volumes. Her first USA collection was published December 2000 by Meadow Geese Press in Massachusetts. She has been invited to read her poetry at numerous events, including the New Jersey Book Fair and the Baltimore Book Festival. The Brooklyn Arts Council of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs awarded grants to her in 1999 and 2000. She received first prize in the 1999 poetry competition sponsored by the Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature, and first prize in the Jerseyworks first poetry competition in 2002.

  • David Middleton

    David Middleton is Poet-in-Residence and Alcee Fortier Professor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. His books of verse include The Burning Fields (LSU Press, 1991), As Far as Light Remains (The Cummington Press [Harry Duncan], 1993) and Beyond the Chandeleurs (LSU Press, 1999). Middleton has also published several chapbooks of verse the latest of which is The Language of the Heart, (Louisiana Literature Press, 2003). His third full-length collection on LSU Press, The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poem After Pictures by Jean-Francois Millet, will be published in the fall of 2005.
    Middleton's verse has appeared in The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Louisiana Literature, Xavier Review, Critical Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Lyric, and elsewhere. Middleton serves as poetry editor for The Classical Outlook (founded 1922, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey) and The Anglican Theological Review (founded 1918, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois).

  • Homage to James Baldwin (Dossier by Benoît Depardieu)

    Hommage à James Baldwin (Dossier par Benoît Depardieu)
  • Constance Fenimore Woolson (Dossier by Jeannine Hayat)

    Constance Fenimore Woolson (Dossier de Jeannine Hayat)

    She was born in 1840, in Claremont, New Hampshire. She was educated first in Cleveland and then in New York. In 1869, when her father died, she was 29 years old, and she had to work to provide for her family. She began then to publish her first articles, novellas and poems. Her inspiration came from her travels through Ohio, Wisconsin and New England but she never forgot the beauty and the wildness of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where she spent several summer holidays as a young girl. In 1873, she moved to Florida with her mother and began to feel inspired by the South, reconstruction after the Civil War and the racial problem. When her mother died, Woolson left America for Europe, and she never returned to America. She spent her time in Europe half-traveling, half-staying in hotels or in different rented rooms. She kept all her possessions in order in a number of large suitcases. She discovered in Italy galleries and museums, and she wrote new kind of stories inspired by European art and new poems inspired by new landscapes. Her closest friend in Europe was Henry James, whom she met in Florence in 1880, for the first time. Their strange friendship was to last until 1894. They traveled together and they stayed at the same time in Florence, in Venice, in Paris, in Geneva. They often saw each other in England. But they never were lovers, although Henry James probably thought at one time of marrying his friend Fenimore, before giving up this strange idea. In the last months of her life, she stayed alone in Venice while Henry James was working in London. She died in Venice. Did she commit suicide or fall from a window by accident? Nobody knows. She left four novels, more than fifty short stories, several poems and travel writings.

  • Shakespeare and his contemporaries

    Shakespeare et ses contemporains
  • The Brontës and the Idea of Influence (Dossier by Elise Ouvrard)

    Les Brontë et la notion d'influence
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