Thomas C. Spear

 

 

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THOMAS C. SPEAR

 

Marie-Célie Agnant - Paroles et S
Une journée haïtienne
Une journée haïtienne, 2007
Mémoire d'encrier | Présence Africaine
Image de couverture: Jn-Ulrick Désert

 

La culture française vue d'ici et d'ailleurs
La culture française vue d'ici et d'ailleurs
Éditions Karthala, 2002

 

Céline and the Politics of Difference
Céline and the Politics of Difference
U. Press of New England, 1995


 

 

 

Faulkner, Mississippi

 

Brooklyn Bridge

 

 


Kiskeya, l'île mystérieuse - Thomas C. Spear (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Selected Publications

Anthologies (editor):

  • Céline and the Politics of Difference (with Rosemarie Scullion and Philip H. Solomon). Hanover, NH: U. Press of New England, 1995. [Info]
  • La Culture française vue d'ici et d'ailleurs. Paris: Karthala, 2002. [Info]
  • Une journée haïtienne. Montréal: Mémoire d'encrier / Paris: Présence Africaine, 2007. [Info]
  • Paroles et silences chez Marie-Célie Agnant; l'oublieuse mémoire d'Haïti (avec Colette Boucher). Paris: Karthala, 2013. [Info]

Guest editor:

  • a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. Two special issues, "Autobiographical Que(e)ries": 15.1 (Spring 2000) and 15.2 (Fall 2000). [table of contents: 15.1, 15.2]

Fiction / récits:

  • "Le Scorpion." L'Atelier d'écriture 7 (January 2010): 43-84. [extrait]
  • "Pour Sergine." Le Serpent à Plumes pour Haïti. Paris: Du Rocher, 2010: 115-20.
  • "Point of View." Haiti Rising: Essays on Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010. Ed. Martin Munro. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010: 35-42.
  • "Moderato con variazioni." Întranqu'îllités 1 (mai 2012): 70-77. [pages 73-79, Intranqu'îllités janvier 2012]

Articles (anthologies & books):top

  • "De l'Autofiction." Colloque International de Londres, L.-F. Céline 1988. Tusson: Du Lérot, 1989: 237-245.
  • "Les Perles de la parlure de Raphaël Confiant." L'Héritage de Caliban. Ed. Maryse Condé. Pointe-à-Pitre: Editions Jasor, 1992: 253-263.
  • "Dame Duras: Breaking through the Text." In Language and in Love; Marguerite Duras: The Unspeakable. Ed. Mechthild Cranston. Potomac, MD: Scripta Humanistica, 1992: 12-36. [HTML]
  • "Staging the Elusive Self." Robbe-Grillet and the Fantastic. Eds. Virginia Harger-Grinling and Tony Chadwick. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994: 55-76.
  • "Virility and the Jewish 'Invasion' in Céline's Pamphlets." Céline and the Politics of Difference. Ed. Rosemarie Scullion, Philip H. Solomon, and Thomas C. Spear. Hanover, NH: U. Press of New England, 1995: 98-119.
  • "Jouissances carnavalesques: représentations de la sexualité." Penser la Créolité. Ed. Madeleine Cottenet-Hage et Maryse Condé. Paris: Editions Karthala, 1995: 135-152.  English translation (by Richard D. Reitsma): "Carnivalesque Jouissance: Representations of Sexuality in the Francophone West Indian Novel." Jouvert 2.1 (1998). [HTML (English)]
  • "L'Enfance créole; la nouvelle autobiographie antillaise." Récits de vie de l'Afrique et de la Caraïbe: Enracinement, Errance, Exil. Ed. Suzanne Crosta. Sainte-Foy: GRELCA, 1998: 143-167.
  • "Maryse Condé, un phare à part." Maryse Condé: une nomade inconvenante. Ed. Madeleine Cottenet-Hage et Lydie Moudileno. Jarry (Guadeloupe): Ibis Rouge, 2002: 61-64.
  • "Introduction; Alié-nations françaises." La culture française vue d'ici et d'ailleurs. Paris: Karthala, 2002: 9-37.
  • "Productions marginales et décentrées: l'exemple d'Haïti." Les Représentations de la déviance. Corinne Duboin, éd. Paris: L'Harmattan (Cahiers CRLH n° 13), 2005: 185-194.
  • "Réseaux créoles et insulaires." Situations créoles: pratiques et représentations. Carlos Célius, éd. Québec: Nota Bene, 2006: 281-297.
  • "Identités virtuelles." Autofiction(s); Colloque de Cerisy. Claude Burgelin, Isabelle Grell and Roger-Yves Roche, eds. Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 2010: 441-460.
  • "(R)Evolutions." Trans. Teresa Bridgeman. Transnational French Studies; Postcolonialism and Littérature-monde. Alec G. Hargreaves, Charles Forsdick and David Murphy, eds. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010: 164-177.
  • "La tronche de Bolya." Bolya: nomade cosmopolite mais sédentaire de l'éthique. Françoise Naudillon, ed. Montréal: Mémoire d'encrier, 2012: 61-64.
  • "Marginalisations prothétiques." Femmes en francophonie; Écritures et lectures du féminin dans les littératures francophones. Isaac Bazié et Françoise Naudillon, éds. Montréal: Mémoire d’encrier, 2013: 25-41.

Articles (journals):

  • "Céline and 'Autofictional' First-Person Narration." Studies in the Novel 23.3 (Fall 1991): 357-370.
  • "Individual Quests and Collective History." World Literature Today (special issue devoted to Maryse Condé) 67.4 (Autumn 1993): 723-30.
  • "Dou-dou in the Classroom; Doubrovsky's Professorial Performances." Genre 26.1 (Spring 1993): 109-125.
  • "Le 'véritable' Jean Genet." Europe 808-809 (août-septembre 1996): 26-33.
  • "Autofiction and National Identity." Sites, the Journal of Twentieth-Century/ Contemporary French Studies 2.1 (Spring 1998): 89-105.
  • "'Foreign' Sexualities in Francophone Contexts." Modern Language Studies 28.3 (Fall 1998): 193-200.
  • "Frontières archipéliques, fictions critiques," for the "Frontières de la fiction" virtual-conference @ Fabula (1999-2000). [Info] [PDF]
  • "La plume bifide, le coeur québécois; l'usage de l’anglais chez les écrivains québécois francophones." Globe, Revue internationale d'études québécoises 4.1 (2001): 71-91.
  • "L'insularité new-yorkaise." Tribune Juive, Revue de l'actualité culturelle (Montréal) 19.1 (mars 2002): 37-39.
  • "Émile Ollivier: enracinerrant de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce." Études littéraires 34.3 (été 2002): 15-27. [HTML] [PDF]
  • "Décès d'Émile Ollivier". Africultures 52 (novembre 2002). [HTML]
  • "Variations sur la langue de Molière; l'enseignement du français aux États-Unis." Présence francophone 60 (2003): 12-38; extraits republiés dans Défense de la langue française 242 (octobre-décembre 2011): 4-7 [PDF] et en ligne le texte original de 2003 PDF].
  • "Patrimoine haïtien (Ayiti Toma)." Africultures 58 (janvier-mars 2004): 11-18. [HTML]
  • "Élans du bicentenaire haïtien." Revi Kiltir Kreol (Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture, Mauritius) 4 (October 2004): 1-13.
  • "Duke Mehu de la 100e rue, Manhattan". Haiti-Tribune 24 (juillet-août 2005): 22-23.
  • "Lectures francophones ex-centrées." L'Écrivain dans l'espace francophone. Les Dossiers de la Société des Gens de Lettres (2006): 95-97. [HTML]
  • "Poles and Centers." Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. 15.1 (January 2011): 37-45.
  • “Introduction: Mauritius in/and global culture: politics, literature, visual arts” (by Françoise Lionnet, with Thomas C. Spear). International Journal of Francophone Studies 13.3-4 (February 2011): 371-400.
  • "Paulette Poujol Oriol's Polyphonic Tragicomedies." Journal of Haitian Studies 17.1 (Spring 2011): 15-26.

Interviews of other writers:

  • "Literature and Politics: an Interview with Tahar Ben Jelloun." Trans. Caren Litherland. Yale French Studies 83 (1993): 30-43. Rpt. Contemporary Literary Criticism 180 (2004): 125-131.
  • "Edmund White on Queer Autofiction, Biography and Sidafiction." a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 15.2 (Fall 2000): 261-76.
  • "5 Questions pour Île en île". Video interviews with over 100 authors (2009-2014).
Book reviews in The French Review include novels of: Patrick Chamoiseau (October 1993), Raphaël Confiant (December 1992 & May 1996), Augustín Gomez-Arcos (April 1992), Jean-Philippe Toussaint (October 1990), Isabelle Eberhardt (April 1990), Yves Navarre (April 1989), Gisèle Pineau (May 2000), Alain Robbe-Grillet (October 1988 & February 1996), and Abdelhak Serhane (April 2000).
Reviews of criticism published in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, The French Review, Oeuvres & Critiques and SubStance.

Translations (selection):top

  • "Three Women in Manhattan", by Maryse Condé, and "Opéra Station, Six in the Evening, For Months...", by Jeanne Hyvrard. Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women. New Brunswick: Rutgers U. Press, 1991: 56-67, 119-122.
  • Brooklyn Bridge, by Leslie Kaplan. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1992. [Info]
  • Faulkner, Mississippi, by Edouard Glissant (translated with Barbara Lewis). New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999; paperback: Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 2000. [Info]

Internet editor:top

  • Île en île - A cultural and encyclopedic archive featuring literature from French-speaking islands & their diaspora (texts, bibliographies, audio and video recordings) (since October 1998)..

Television interviews (selection):top

  • TV5, Portrait of New York and New Yorkers. Broadcast 7-8 December 2002. Online dossier with TV5's "Cités du Monde" <www.tv5.org/newyork> and in an "aventure pédagogique" <www.tv5.org/TV5Site/ap>.
  • CUNY-TV, for the program, "Canapé," hosted by Jerry Carlson, broadcast September 2003. [Info]
  • France2, featured guest on "Double je," interviewed by Bernard Pivot, broadcast on France 2 (May 2004), TV5 and Tempo (June 2004), CUNY-TV (July-October 2004). [Info]
  • "Frictions francophones," platform hosted by Christian Tortel, broadcast on France Ô (22 March 2006).
  • Canal Bleu (Haïti), featured guest on "Kiskeya, l'île mystérieuse," hosted by Marie-Alice Théard (3 July 2011). [Video]

Radio interviews (selection):top

  • "L'avenir de la langue française dans le monde." Interviewed by Réginald Martel for "Signes des Temps" on Radio-Canada, as response to citation in "Le français piégé par le multiculturalisme américain" (Le Monde 27 February 1994, Le Devoir 1 March 1994). Broadcast 6 March 1994.
  • "L'Anniversaire de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage dans les Antilles." Interviewed by Donald Jean for "L'Invité du jour" on Radio Vision 2000 (Port-au-Prince). Broadcast 1 September 1998.
  • "Les élections américaines." Interviewed (in New York) by Léo Kalinda for the program, "Le Monde d’aujourd’hui." Radio-Canada, broadcast 3 November 1998.
  • Interviewed (in New York) by Léo Kalinda on Radio-Canada for "La Grande Traversée," a weekly radio program covering social and cultural issues of the French-speaking world. Broadcast 16 September 2000.
  • Commentary on 9/11 and its aftermath in New York:
    • Interviewed (in New York) by Dominique Desaunay on RFI for "Le Magazine du Multimédia" regarding New York’s response to the ongoing events of September 11. First broadcast 14 September 2001.
    • "Un an plus tard: les états d'âme des new-yorkais." Interview (in New York) by Danny Braün for "Dimanche Magazine" on Radio-Canada. Broadcast 8 September 2002.
    • New Yorkers' view of September 11, 2001, two years later. Interviewed in New York by Roberto Denis for the "Face à l'info" program on radio channel "La Première" of RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone), broadcast 11 September 2003.
  • "Le Magazine du Net." Interviewed by Dominique Desaunay on RFI with "île en île" as web site of the week. Broadcast 26 November 2001.
  • "Île en île," interview (in Brooklyn) by Jean-Junior Joseph for "Fréquence Culturelle" on Radio Lakay. Broadcast 29 September 2002.
  • "Entre Nous." Interviewed (with Joëlle Vitiello) by Jan J. Dominique for Radio Haïti-Inter. Broadcast 17 November 2002.
  • Radio interviews for special programs in homage to the writer Émile Ollivier: [Info]
    • Radio Lakay (Brooklyn, interviewed by Jean-Junior Joseph), broadcast live, 11 November 2002.
    • Voice of America (Washington, D.C., interviewed by Jean Desmarattes), broadcast 17 November 2002.
    • "Dimanche magazine" on Radio-Canada (Montréal, interviewed by Léo Kalinda), broadcast 17 November 2002.
  • For the publication of La Culture française vue d’ici et d'ailleurs:
    • Invited guest for the weekly program "Francophonie" on RFI, interviewed by Dominique Baillard. First broadcast 14 February 2003. Reproduced on audio CD, RFI Magazines, Francophonie April 2003.
    • Invited guest for the weekly program "Le Magazine de l’ONU" on RFI, interviewed by Anne-Marie Capomaccio (in New York). Broadcast 22 March 2003.
    • Invited guest for the program "La langue française vue d'ailleurs" on Radio-Méditerranée, interviewed by Christophe Drevet. Broadcast 6 April 2003. [Audio in the Medi1 archives].
  • "French-bashing." Interviewed by Léo Kalinda for "Dimanche Magazine" on Radio-Canada. Broadcast 16 February 2003.
  • Commentary on the U.S. war in Iraq (from New York):
    • Morning program of La Première Chaîne (Radio-Canada), interviewed by Danny Braün, broadcast 20 March 2003.
    • News clips on France-Info, interviewed by Alexandra Ackoun, broadcast 5 April 2003.
    • News clips on RFI, interviewed by Anne-Marie Capomaccio, broadcast 14 April 2003.
  • Invited guest for daily program, "RFI-Soir" on RFI, interviewed by Hervé Guillemot on the occasion of the Atlanta conference of French teachers (AATF & FIPF), broadcast 19 July 2004.
  • Invited guest for morning program, "À haute voix," interviewed by Dominique Batraville. Mélodie FM, Port-au-Prince, broadcast 28 June 2006.
  • Invited guest for the program "Signes particuliers" on RFI, interviewed by Pierre-Edouard Deldique, broadcast 19 March 2008. [Audio]
  • Commentary on U.S. Presidential elections. Interviewed in New York by Nicolas Willems for Radio RTBF, broadcast 25 September 2008.
  • Invited guest for the tenth anniversary of Île en île, and Nobel prize to JMG Le Clézio, interviewed live by Maguy Métellus for “D’Une île à l’autre” on CPAM Radio Union, Montreal, broadcast 12 October 2008. [Audio]
  • Invited guest on Radio Plus FM (Réunion), interviewed by Bernard Colomb, broadcast daily on Radio Plus FM, 6-12 September 2009.
  • Conversation: Haitian Literature Is a Living Art, interviewed by Jeffrey Brown. Art Beat, PBS NewsHour, 14 January 2011. [Audio & text]
  • Invited guest, with Emmelie Prophète, on Radio Kiskeya (Haiti), interviewed by Lyonel Trouillot, 22 June 2011.
  • Chronicles for "Dessine-moi un dimanche," hosted by Franco Nuovo on Radio-Canada: Les Kennedy, une dynastie! (13 Oct 2013); Les élections à New York (3 Nov 2013); Que lisent les Américains? (24 Nov 2013); Kissinger: Le prix Nobel de la paix, 40 ans plus tard (8 Dec 2013); La bouffe immigrante (20 Apr 2014); Ready for Hillary (1 Jun 2014); Quoi faire à New York cet été (29 Jun 2014); Sur une entrevue d'Edward Snowden (16 Nov 2014).

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Academic positions:

  • Secretary, the Francophone Association of CUNY (FRACUNY), 1993-2002.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on the MLA International Bibliography, 2000-2003.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Division on Francophone Literatures and Cultures, Modern Languages Association, 2000-2004.
  • Member of the Committee on Information Technology of the Modern Language Association, 2005-2008.

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