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Colgate faculty member John Naughton

John Naughton

Harrington and Shirley Drake Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Romance Languages
Romance Languages, 215 Lawrence Hall
p 315-228-7204
John Naughton is Harrington and Shirley Drake Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Romance Languages. He served as chair of Core 151 ("Legacies of the Ancient World") from 1994-2000, then as chair of the Department of Romance Languages from 1998-2000. From 2000-2003, he was director of the Division of University Studies. He has authored or edited a half a dozen books and written 40 articles, translations, and reviews in the area of modern French poetry and poetics. His translations have been honored by the British Poetry Book Society and by the Modern Language Association. He has received the medal of the Collège de France in Paris for "distinguished contributions to the study of French literature." He has been nominated on five separate occasions as Colgate's "Professor of the Year." Naughton has directed 10 study groups, taking students to Dijon, France, for a semester of study since 1987.

Degree

BA, MA, Stanford University; MA, PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz

Teaching Experience

University of California at Santa Cruz; University of Tours, France; Colgate University (since 1983)

Specialties

Modern French poetry, contemporary French novel, Dante, quest literature, comparative poetics

Publications

Books:
  • 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-Rene des Forets (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1993)
  • Yves Bonnefoy: New and Selected Poems, ed. (University of Chicago Press; Carcanet Press/London, 1995)
  • Shakespeare and the French Poet, ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2004)
  • Une Intention de salut, essais sur la poésie française moderne (Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2012)
 
Articles in:
  • L'Esprit Createur
  • Sud
  • New Literary History
  • Temenos
  • Studies in 20th Century Literature
  • Dalhousie French Studies
  • Europe
  • L'Herne

Translations in:
  • Critical Inquiry
  • The Tel-Aviv Review
  • Graham House Review
  • Yale French Studies
  • Agni

Interests

Contemporary French novel, modern poetry and religious tradition, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Claudel, Bonnefoy, Des Forets

Distinctions

Medal of the College de France, Paris, for "distinguished contributions to French Letters" 1991; Special Commendation for Translation, British Poetry Book Society, for Yves Bonnefoy: New and Selected Poems