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Christopher Anderson, Professor Emeritus


Education

Ph.D., French, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1990
M.F.A., English, the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, 1977

Awards:  National Endowment for the Arts Award Grant for fiction writing, 1979.

Hobbies

The photo explains them all.

Selected Publications

Books:  Michel Tournier’s Children: Myth, Intertext, Initiation.  (New York: Peter Lang) 1998, 145 pages.

Most recent article:  “L’Eau d’ici et l’au-delà: pêche et spiritualité chez Norman Maclean et René Fallet”,  René Fallet, vingt ans après.  (Paris : Maisonneuve & Larose, 2005) pp. 35-46.

Most recent paper :  “If only it were so : the myth of multiculturalism in Daniel Pennac’s Malaussène saga”.  Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, May 10-13, 2006.

Current research projects.  I’m working slowly on a book analyzing the uses of myth in Danial Pennac’s fiction.  Most of my presentations at conferences further that project. With another part of my brain I’m writing a novel.

Field of Study

Modern and Postmodern French Fiction, French poetry, popular and regional French literature.