Éric LE CALVEZ, Professor of French at Georgia State University
General topic title: “Et la lourde machine se mit en route.”: L’analyse génétique de Madame Bovary
Professor Le Calvez’s particular specialty in genetic criticism: 2017 will be the year celebrating 160 years since the initial volume-publication of Madame Bovary. He is currently preparing a monograph dedicated to the “avant-textes” & “brouillons” of this same novel. Interaction with Prof. Le Calvez would provide our graduate students with a unique experience with this critical approach to literature that not only is asserting its importance in 19th-century studies, but to literary criticism as a whole.