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Scott Shinabargar
Associate Professor

Professor Shinabargar teaches a variety of courses dealing with French and Francophone language, culture and literature. He is also coordinator of the French Section of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, choosing curriculum, advising majors and minors, and overseeing the French Club.

Professor Shinabargar’s principal areas of research include 19th and 20th century French literature, with a concentration on poetry and comparative studies. His interests include the role of violence in modern esthetics, the rhetoric of literary movements, and explorations of expressivity in poetic language—in particular, phonetic structures and their articulation.

Upcoming and past publications include:

“Disarming Transgressions: Maldoror, Michaux and Beyond,” article forthcoming in Dalhousie French Studies.

“À Cor et à cri : sur deux poèmes de Vigny,” article forthcoming in La Revue des Sciences Humaines.

Résonance : l’accord du poème, a forthcoming issue of La Revue des Sciences Humaines, which he has organized, edited, and prefaced.

“René Char and the Matter of Language,” article forthcoming in French Forum, (36.2-3), scheduled for publication in early 2012.

“Effacement Eclipsed: The Texture of Voice in Jaccottet’s L’Ignorant,” article published in Symposium 65:4 (Winter 2011).

"Fire Breathing: Conflicted Desire in Leconte de Lisle's 'Midi,'" article published in Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, Vol. 19: 4, October 2008.

"Absolute Seduction: The Faustian Motif in Balzac and Valéry," article published in The Coastal Review, Issue 2, June 2008.

“Repeat Offenders: Violence and Textual Economy,” article published in Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, Vol. 29: 2, Summer 2005.

“L'Esthétique du mal: La violence des œuvres de d'Aubigné et de Baudelaire,” article published in Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, Vol. XXXIII: 62, Spring 2005.