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John Naughton

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Chair

B.A., M.A. Stanford University
M.A., Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz

Office: 215 Lawrence
Phone: (315) 228-7204
Fax: (315) 228-7176
Email: jnaughton@mail.colgate.edu

Courses Taught: 19th Century French Poetry; 20th Century French Poetry; The Contemporary French Novel; French 352: The Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism: An Introduction; French 353: The Modern Period: An Introduction; Quest Literature; Dante Alighieri; Love in the Western World; French Civilization; Core 151: Western Traditions; Core 152: The Challenge of Modernity.

Previous Posts: University of Tours, France; University of California at Santa Cruz.

Professional and Administrative Activities: Consultant, University of Chicago Press; Director, Dijon Study Group (1987, 1995, 1998); Chair, Core 151 (Western Traditions).

Areas of Expertise: 19th- and 20th-Century French Poetry; the Contemporary French Novel; Dante Alighieri; Quest Literature; Modern Poetry and Religious Tradition.

Publications: The Poetics of Yves Bonnefoy (University of Chicago Press, 1984). The Act and the Place of Poetry, ed. (University of Chicago Press, 1989). In the Shadow's Light (translations from French, University of Chicago Press, 1991). Louis-René des Forêts (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1993). Yves Bonnefoy: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press and Carcanet Press, London, 1995; Poetry Book Society Special Commendation for Translation). Articles in L'Esprit Créateur; Sud; Temenos; Studies in 20th-Century Literature; Dalhousie French Studies. Littéréalité; French Literature of the 1990s. Translations in New Literary History; Critical Inquiry; Yale French Studies; Franco-British Studies; Poetry Review; Tel-Aviv Review; Graham House Review; Modern Poetry in Translation. Reviews in World Literature Today; Southern Humanities Review; L'Esprit Créateur; French Forum.

Awards and Other Distinctions: Picker Senior Faculty Grant, Colgate University, 1987; Recipient of the Medal of the Collège de France for "distinguished contributions to French Letters," Paris, 1991; Phi Eta Sigma Honors Nominee for Colgate Professor of the Year, 1991, 1997, 1999.

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