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Italian Studies


Fenouillet, Paul


Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Office: OM 308B
Phone: (845) 257-2623

Office Hours

M12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
W11:45 AM - 01:45 PM
R12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

And by appointment.

Career History

University of Pennsylvania (1984-1993)
Vassar College (1993-1996; 1998-2010)
SUNY New Paltz (1997-1998; 2009-present)

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests range from early-level French courses to translation, stylistics, composition, European integration, French and francophone cultures, literatures, cinema, music, and media.

Research/Creative Activity

Poet and translator. Recent publications include short collections of poems Tout orœilles, and Dissipation; an English translation with Kathleen R. Hart of George Sand’s 1839 novel in dramatic form Gabriel; and translations with Michèle Duclos of poetry by Paige Ackerson-Kiely. Earlier publications include an article on the French underground press in Contemporary French & Francophone Studies; poetry in reviews and anthologies; translation with Robert DeMaria, Jr. of poetry by Rose-Céleste Bache; and a collection of poems entitled Sans aveu, under the pen name Paul Fenoult.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

. 2012. Selected among the twenty poets featured in 20 poètes, French publisher Le chasseur abstrait’s biennal anthology of contemporary poetry.
. 2011. Nominated by the MLA for the 2011 PEN Translation Prize, and for the 2011 PROSE Award for Gabriel: An English Translation.
. 2006. Co-winner of the poetry contest “Les dix mots de la francophonie,” organized by 7 à dire, Poésie sur tout, and Sac à mots éditions, France.
. 2004. Co-winner of the Teranova poetry contest organized by Le Cherche Midi Editeur & the Festival International de Performances Poétiques Teranova, France.


Book: Gabriel: An English Translation (translated with Kathleen R. Hart). New York: MLA Texts and Translations, The Modern Language Association of America, 2010.

Peer-Reviewed Article: “1958-2008: Presse subversive et art de la transgression sous la Vème République.” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Vol. 12, no. 2 (April 2008): 255-264.

Poetry Collections: Tout orœilles. In Revue d’art et de littérature, musique no. 82. Mazères, France: Le chasseur abstrait éditeur, 2013; Dissipation. In 20 poètes, ed. Patrick Cintas. Mazères, France: Le chasseur abstrait éditeur, 2012; Sans aveu. Lyon, France: ACD, 2005.

Poetry in French, Belgian, and Canadian literary reviews; and in French, and Canadian anthologies.
Translations in French, Belgian, and American literary reviews.