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— Baudelaire

Ann Smock

Professor Emerita

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Ann Smock’s CV

Professor Smock’s teaching and research interests focus on twentieth and twenty-first century literature and culture; contemporary fiction and poetry; literary criticism and theory; France during World War II, the Algerian War, May 1968; Blanchot, des ForĂȘts, Beckett; Roubaud, Hocquard, Jouet, Collobert.

Publications include:

A Semite, a translation, with William Smock, of Un Sémite, by Denis Guénoun(Columbia University Press, 2014)

“Geranium Logic: Intensity and Indifference in Emmanuel Hocquard,” in Qui Parle, vol 21, no. 2, 2013

“Accents,” “Estampe,” Theater Without Theater,” “This Concept Destroys Its Name,” all in Reading Derrida’s Of Grammatology, edited by Sean Gaston and Ian Maclachlan (Continuum Books, 2011)

“Les Trois Parques” (a tribute to Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, translated from the English by Will Bishop), in Retour d’y voir, nos. 3 et 4, 2010

“Jacques Roubaud’s Sonnetomanie,” in Literary Imagination, a special issue, Sonnets Then and Now: Fields of Play, edited by Susan Wolfson and David Miciks, vol. 12, no. 3, 2010

“Everyday” (on Jacques Jouet), in l’esprit crĂ©ateur, vol. 49, no. 2, summer 2009

“Instamatic” (on J.-Ph. Toussaint), in Phantom Sentences. Essays in Linguistics and Literature presented to Ann Banfield, Robert Kawashima et al. ed. (Peter Lang, 2008)

“Disatant Lanaguage” (on Blanchot), in Parallax, 2006

“Cloudy Roubaud,” in Representations, no. 86, 2004.

What Is There to Say? (on Blanchot, Melville, des ForĂȘts, Paulhan, Beckett) University of Nebraska Press, 2003


In collaboration with Gerhard Richter, an edited collection For the Love of Language: Responses to Werner Hamacher’s 95 Theses on Philology, Fordham University Press, 2016.

“Einmal ist keinmal,” in For the Love of Language

In Progress

A book on contemporary French poetry