Alexander Dickow

Alexander Dickow, Associate Professor of French

Alexander Dickow, Associate Professor of French
Alexander Dickow, Associate Professor of French

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
125 Major Williams Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362 |  ard@vt.edu

Alexander Dickow has taught in Virginia Tech’s French program since the Fall of 2011. He is a scholar of 20th century French and Francophone literature and cinema, a translator, and a poet, and works in both French and English. 

  • 20th and 21st Century French poetry
  • Philosophy and literature/literary theory
  • Rhetoric
  • French cinema
  • Sociology of literature
  • PhD in French, Rutgers University and University of Paris 8 (cotutelle dual degree), 2011.
  • MA in French, Rutgers University, 2006
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in French literature, University of Nantes, 2004
  • BA in French, Reed College, 2002
  • MLA
  • AAUP
  • Association des Amis de Max Jacob
  • Association des Amis Passé, Présents et Futurs d’Isidore Ducasse
  • Société d’études Benjamin Fondane
  • Association Internationale Blaise Cendrars
  • Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
  • PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2018
  • Albert Lee Sturm Award for Excellence in the Creative Arts 2018
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellow 2004-2008
  • Fulbright Fellow 2003-2004

Books

Appetites, MadHat Press, 2018

Jacob et le cinema, Nouvelles Editions Jean-Michel Place, 2017

Rhapsodie curieuse (diospyros kaki), Louise Bottu, 2017

Le Poète innombrable: Blaise Cendrars, Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Hermann, 2015

Trial Balloons, Corrupt Press, 2012

Caramboles, Argol Editions, 2008

Journal Articles

“Les fictions perceptives de La Vie filtrée.” Europe 97.1081 (May 2019): 53-62.

“The Contemporary Hero in Sylvie Kandé’s Epic of Futurity, La Quête infinie de l’autre rive.” Journal

of Narrative Theory 48.3 (Fall 2018): 399-422.

“Ethical Writing and Commemoration: Benjamin Fondane’s ‘Preface in Prose’ and the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.” Paragraph 41.2 (July 2018): 149-166.

“La Nature terrassée: l’imagination créatrice dans les Méditations esthétiques d’Apollinaire.” Littérature 190 (2018): 74-88.

“Eloge d’un poète sentimental.” Cahiers Tristan Corbière 1 (2018): 219-231.

“Rythme et singularité: Henri Meschonnic, Gérard Dessons et l’analyse rythmique.” Revue des Sciences humaines 329 (January-March 2018): 207-219.

“Escaping History: Benjamin Fondane’s ‘Mal des fantômes’ and Interiority.” Romance Notes 57.2 (2017): 201-210.

“Life and the Literary in Blaise Cendrars’ ‘L’Oiseau bleu.’” The Explicator 74.1 (2016): 51-54.

“Max et Guillaume: une question de ‘palais.’” Europe 94.1043 (2016): 62-68.

“Where Truth Is Not Itself: Laura Riding’s Life of the Dead.” Arcadia 50.2 (2015): 420-32.

“Yves Bonnefoy and the ‘Genius’ of Language.” SubStance 44.2 (2015): 158-71.

“Malcolm de Chazal’s Sens-plastique as Aesthetic Remainder.” French Forum 40.1 (2015): 109-22.

“Max Jacob et le symbolisme.” Europe 92.1019 (2014): 104-15.

“Une élégie (pas) comme les autres: le cas du ‘Pont Mirabeau.’” La Revue des Sciences humaines 307 (2012): 75-94.

“The Eye of the Hare: Photographic Portraits of Max Jacob.” Image and Narrative 13.4 (2012): 11-32. Web. <http://www.tireview.be/index.php/imagenarrative/article/view/270>.

 “Sur Lul de Faltenin: Mallarmé selon Apollinaire.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 66.4 (2012): 206-19.

“‘Remede contre fascherie?’ Critique de l’apatheia dans le Tiers livre de Pantagruel.” Etudes rabelaisiennes 46 (2008): 77-99. 

Other Creative Works

Gustave Roud, Air of Solitude followed by Requiem, translated by Alexander Dickow and Sean T. Reynolds, Seagull Press, 2019

Henri Droguet, Clatters, translated by Alexander Dickow and Henri Droguet, Ohm Press/Rain Taxi, 2015

Alexander Dickow and Buata B. Malela, eds., Albert Camus, Aimé Césaire: poétiques de la révolte, Hermann, 2018

  •  

Featured Books