Hugo Azerad

Fellow and College Lecturer (Magdalene) Senior Language Teaching Officer (MML) Department/Section: Department of French Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages Contact details: Telephone number: +44 (0)1223 3 35049 Email address: Fax number: +44 (0)1223 335 062 (Main Faculty fax number) College: Magdalene College Location: Magdalene College Cambridge CB3 0AG About: Hugues Azérad specialises in comparative literature (Proust, Reverdy, Joyce, Faulkner, Bonnefoy, Glissant, Nerval, Benjamin, Adorno), romanticism, aesthetics, modernism, the modernist image, utopia, film and French poetry. He currently works on a book about Glissant and aesthetics. He is the editor of the modern and contemporary French poetry and fiction sections of The Literary Encyclopedia ( He is the co-editor (with Peter Collier) of Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology (Cambridge University Press, 2010) (; (with Emma Wagstaff, Michael G. Kelly and Nina Parish) of a double issue of French Forum "Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945" (, 2012); of Chantiers du poème. Prémisses et pratiques de la poésie moderne et contemporaine (Lang, 2013) and (with Michael G. Kelly) of a special issue of L’Esprit Créateur, La Poésie à l’œuvre: Poetry, Philosophy, Politics ( He is the author of L'Univers constellé de Proust, Joyce et Faulkner: le concept d'épiphanie dans l'esthétique du modernisme (Lang, 2002); of articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature in, among others, Dalhousie French Studies, Modern Language Review, Journal of Romance Studies, CLC WEB (Purdue University:, New Comparison, Cérédi (; of chapters in, among others, Joyce in Trieste (U. Press of Florida, 2007); Romantic Border Crossings (Ashgate, 2008); Making Sense: For an Effective Aesthetics (Lang, 2011); American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South (Liverpool UP, 2012); Proust and the Visual (UP Wales, 2013); Thinking Poetry (Palgrave, 2013); Proust in Context (CUP, 2013); New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner (CUP, 2015). He is also currently responsible for a language project initiated by Cambridge University ( and subject consultant for , aimed at providing challenging resources to academically able Year 12 students. In 2010, he co-organized an international conference "Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French post 1945", held in London and Cambridge ( In 2013, he co-organized (with Michael G. Kelly) a one-day conference (, which is part of the AHRC Poetry network ( Teaching interests: Dr Azérad teaches French and francophone literature (19th, 20th and 21st century literature), film and language (cultural modules, documentaries and translation) in the French department and at Magdalene College. He also teaches for the MPhil in European Literature programme and for the English Faculty, alongside PhD supervising in French and comparative literature.

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