Emile Fromet de Rosnay

Emile Fromet de Rosnay
Position
Assistant Professor, Director of CSPT
French
Credentials

PhD (Queen's)

Contact
Office: Clearihue C252

I received my doctorate in 2007 at Queen's University. I am interested in modern thought and culture from a comparatist perspective.

I teach 18th- and 19th-Century literature and culture, French language, French cinema and theory in the CSPT program. As a teacher, I see my task as one of creating a dialogue and emphasizing the personal nature of understanding. Students should feel that they can bring their own knowledge to the material, and are encouraged to push the boundaries of what they know and understand. Learning is an active process and based on understanding rather than on facts that are to be acquired like material goods. The Humanities have a direct role in this respect, because culture is wonderfully hybrid and always open to interpretation and debate.


Areas of interest

  • Post-Enlightenment French and Comparative Literature and culture; Romanticism, Modernism, Avant-Garde art; Critical Digital Humanities
  • Critical Theory and philosophy; Postcolonial and Cultural Studies theories
  • Literature and other media
  • Narrative topoï

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Research

My current research is centered on the question of rhythm and discourse in culture. It looks at the kinesthetic, phenomenological and linguistics dynamics related to the creation of a life as "rhythm," and in relation to the problem of aesthetic judgment. It engages with the problem of form in contemporary theory.

Selected publications

Book

Mallarmésis: Mythopoétique de Stéphane Mallarmé. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.

Articles 

"Mallarmé's 'Salut' and the Tragic 'Acte'", in Joseph Acquisto (ed), Thinking Poetry: Philosophical Approaches to Nineteenth-Century French Poetry. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013: 131-148.

"The Circuits of Reading the Digital: Some Models," in Scholarly and Research Communication 3:4, 2012.

"Le coup de dés numérisé : modèles, défis, perspectives" in Synergies Canada 3 (2012).

"Science and symptom from Mallarmé to the Digital Poet", Text and Image Relations in Modern European Culture, Grigorian, Natasha, Thomas Baldwin and Margaret Rigaud-Drayton (eds.). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012.

Fromet de Rosnay, Emile. “Science and Symptom from Mallarmé to the Digital Poet”, Text and Image Relations in Modern European Culture: Comparative Perspectives, Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven (ed.). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012.

Fromet de Rosnay, Emile. “Allégorie et lectricide: l’hétérogène dans Moi, l’interdite d’Ananda Devi” in Écritures mauriciennes au féminin : penser l'altérité. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2011.

Fromet de Rosnay, Emile. “Mallarmé’s ‘Acte’ as Impossible Sacrifice: Notes Towards a History of the Lie”, Rhetoric, Politics, Ethicshttp://www.rpe.ugent.be/proceedings.html.

With Anne Graham, Greg Lessard, Stéfan Sinclair, Max Vernet, François Rouget, Élisabeth Zawisza. "TopoSCan à la recherche de la topique Romanesque", in Daniel Maher (ed.), Tempus in fabula. Topoï de la temporalité narrative dans la fiction d'Ancien Régime (Québec: Presses Universitaires de Laval, 2006): 21-32.

"Le mensonge impossible : Mallarmé et sa 'Notion'" Les Cahiers Stéphane Mallarmé 2 (2005): 33-57.

With Élise Blumet, Greg Lessard (principal author), Stefan Sinclair, Max Vernet, François Rouget, Élisabeth Zawisza. "Pour une recherche semi automatisée des topoï narratifs" in Enjalbert, Patrice et Mauro Gaio (eds.), Approches sémantiques du document électronique. Actes du septième colloque international sur le document électronique : CIDE 7 (Paris: Europia, 2004): 113-130.

"La curieuse digestion ducharmienne : l'antidialectique de Bérénice dans L'avalée des avalés". Revue Frontenac Review 16-17 (2003) : 85-106.

Conference papers

"The poem as software: Making read gesture." Paper presented at the annual American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) at New-York University, March 21, 2014.

"La Machine et la voix: lectures symbiotiques de Mallarmé." Invited to participate at a conference dedicated to the work of Mallarmé, "La Voix et ses échos: autour de Mallarmé," Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), October 25-26, 2013.

"Fanon, Levinas and the Archive in the Web2.0 and beyond." Invited to participate in a panel on "Levinas, Ethics, and the Digital Humanities," in the context of the annual ACCUTE conference at Congress 2013, Universsity of Victoria, June 4, 2013.

"Sabotage and other misuses in the post/colonial archive: between DH scholarship and Digital Poetics." Paper presented at the DH Innovations Lab annual symposium, Vancouver Island University, May 29, 2013

"Refusal, Recognition and the Post/Colonial Archive." paper presented at the annual American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) at the University of Toronto, April 5, 2013.

"The archive as a face: (post)colonialism, recognition and the digital sabotage." Invited lecturer in the context of the Literary Thoery Research Group at Vancouver Island University, February 15, 2013.

"From Contingency to Affirmation, Or Why I Quit the 'DH' and Do Them Anyway." Invited speaker ETCL DH-Theory research group, University of Victoria, August 23, 2012

“The Maladies of Reason and the Ethics of Laughter in Modernism.” Panel: Modernism and Ethics at the MSA13 conference held at SUNY, Buffalo, NY, October 6-9, 2011.

“Mallarmé, Salvation and the Tragic in Modernist Poetics”, American Comparative Literature Association: World Literature, Comparative Literature. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 31-April 3, 2011.

“Numériser Mallarmé: modèles, defies, perspectives”. Congress 2010, APFUCC (Association des Professeurs de Français des Universités et des Collèges canadiens). Held at the University of Concordia, Montréal, Québec, May 28-31, 2010.

“Poetics of the Sublime, from Errancy to Irreparability”. Congress 2010, CCLA (Canadian Association of Comparative Literature). Held at the University of Concordia, Montréal, Québec, May 28-30, 2010.

“Illustrer le Coup de Dés: de l’analogique au numérique”, L’Illustration littéraire entre stratégie editorials et poétique auctoriales du Moyen Age au XXIe siècle. November 19-20, 2009, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III.

“Le support, l'hypermédialité et l'aventure graphique, du Coup de Dés à Babel de Simon Biggs”. American Comparative Literature Association: Global Media, Local Perspectives: Text and Image Relations in European Culture after 1800. March 26-29, 2009, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA.

“Salvage, Symbiosis, Index: on Mimesis and the history of truth”. Invited lecture presented at Vancouver Island University’s Literary Theory Research Group, January 31, 2009.

“Le Livre ‘multimédiatique’ de Mallarmé: une nouvelle mimesis?”. Congress 2008, APFUCC (Association des Professeurs de Français des Universités et des Collèges canadiens). Held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, May 31-June 1, 2008.

“Une Prose homéopathique : l’artificialisme chez Mallarmé”. Congress 2008, ACEF XIX (Association canadienne des etudes francophones du dix-neuvième siècle), “La Poétique de poème en prose”. Held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, June 1-2, 2008.

“Allégories qui mentent : l’hétérogène chez Ananda Devi”. International Conference on Mauritian author Ananda Devi, “Thinking Alterity: celebrating Ananda Devi’s works and contemporary Mauritian Women’s Writings”. Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve/ Belgium), 30 November-1 December, 2007.

“On Error Enabling Communication”, The Flaw/La Faille. International conference at Wakefield, Québec, May 25-27, 2007.

"Homéotechnique et potentialité, ou le rétablissement de Narcisse" (On Mallarmé). 73e Congrès de l'ACFAS (panel session: "Intuition, Raison, Technique"), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Québec, May 13, 2005.

"Mallarmé's 'Acte' as Impossible Sacrifice" Rhetoric, Politics, Ethics (panel session: "'Du [renoncement au] renoncement à soi-même' — A Deconstructive Approach"), Ghent University, Belgium, April 21-23, 2005. http://www.rpe.ugent.be/proceedings.html.

"TopoSCan et la recherche de la topique Romanesque". 18e Colloque international de la Société d'Analyse de la Topique Romanesque (SATOR), University of Calgary, Calgary, July 5-7, 2004.

"Allégorisation hétérogène chez Ananda Devi" 72e Congrès de l'ACFAS (panel session: "L'Ecrit devant la loi"), Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, May 12, 2004.

"L'acte à venir, lieu de mémoire, art de néant : la notion chez Mallarmé". Interdisciplinary Conference, "Approaching the Unapprochable/Aborder l'inapprochable", Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, December 4-7, 2003.

"Rapport de Sator Canada". 17e Colloque international de la Société d'Analyse de la Topique Romanesque (SATOR), Katholieke Leuven Universiteit Antwerpen / UFSIA. Leuven-Antwerp, Belgium, May 22-24, 2003.

"l'Absence d'Adrienne" (On Québec author Madeleine Ferron). 71e Congrès de l'ACFAS (panel session : "Madeleine Ferron : les liens du sens, les liens du sang"), Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski Québec, May 21, 2003.

"From Contingency to Necessity, or Why We Should Listen to Stanley Fish and Continue to do Cultural Studies Anyway". Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies (CACS), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, January 31 - February 1, 2003.

Courses in 2014-2015

Fall 2014

  • FRAN 160: Words in Context
  • FRAN 450: Charles Baudelaire et la vie moderne

Summer 2015

  • FRAN 325: The Tour de France