Stéphane Michaud

Stéphane Michaud (born 1944)[1] is a French scholar specializing in comparative literature. He is Professor Emeritus of the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris where he taught since the 1990s.[2] He has written or edited more than ten books, a body of work that is influential in his field.

Stéphane Michaud
OccupationProfessor
LanguageFrench
CitizenshipFrance
Alma materSorbonne
Period1980–present
Subjectcomparative literature
Notable worksLou Andreas-Salomé, l'alliée de la vie (2000)
Freud en correspondance (2007)
Quatre poètes dans l'Europe monde (2009)

BiographyEdit

Michaud taught at the Universities of Dijon, Neuchâtel and Saint-Etienne before joining the Sorbonne Nouvelle in the 1990s. He was secretary general, then president, of the Société des études romantiques et dix-neuviémistes, a learned society for the study of romanticism and 19th century literature.[1] He was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association.[3] He headed the publishing house of the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle. He was the head of the Department of French and Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle for several years. He collaborates on a number of academic publications, including La Quinzaine littéraire, Critique, and Romantisme.[4]

Ties to GermanyEdit

Against a background of improving relationships between Germany and France in the post-war years, Stéphane Michaud spent one year in Germany in his childhood, as a means to study a foreign language and to become familiar with a foreign culture.[5] This initiated a lifelong connection to Germany.[6] After reading classical languages at the Sorbonne, Michaud worked in Germany as a language assistant at Heidelberg University. He published extensively about German authors of the 19th and 20th century, editing unpublished works such as Lou Andreas-Salomé's journal of her journey in Russia with Rainer Maria Rilke, Rußland mit Rainer.[7][8] He published French translations of works by the contemporary German poet Wulf Kirsten.

Michaud was an invited professor at various German institutions including Humboldt University of Berlin. He is a member of the Collegium Europaeum Jenense (CEJ) of the Friedrich-Schiller University (Jena, Germany).[9]

Major research topics: romanticism, socialism and feminismEdit

Leading strands in his work are his focus on romanticism, his concern with social history, the socialist movements of the 19th century, and feminism. He is a leading expert on the socialist writer and activist Flora Tristan, and on women writers such as Lou Andreas-Salomé.

Main publicationsEdit

  • Lettres de Flora Tristan. Paris, Le Seuil, 1980. Reviewed by Jean Gaulmier.[10]
  • Muse et Madone. Visages de la femme de la Révolution française aux apparitions de Lourdes (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1985). Reviewed by Max Milner.[11]
  • L'Impossible semblable. Regards sur trois siecles de relations littéraires franco-allemandes. Paris, SEDES, 1991. Reviewed by Michel Trebitsch.[12]
  • L'Édification. Morales et cultures au XIXe siècle, Édition Créaphis, 1993. Reviewed by Denis Pernod.[13]
  • Flora Tristan, La paria et son rêve. Correspondance établie par Stéphane Michaud. E.N.S. Éditions Fontenay/Saint-Cloud, 1995, 302 p. Reviewed by Martine Reid.[14]
  • Lou Andreas-Salomé, l'alliée de la vie (Seuil, 2000) (a biography of Lou Andreas-Salomé). Reviewed by F. Rochefort.[15] A review/discussion of the book was broadcast by France Culture.[16]
  • De Flora Tristan à Mario Vargas Llosa (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2004)[17]
  • Freud en correspondance (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2007)
  • Quatre poètes dans l'Europe monde: Yves Bonnefoy, Michel Deguy, Marton Kalasz, Wulf Kirsten (Klincksieck, 2009)
  • Wulf Kirsten, Graviers (translation), Belin, coll. "L'extrême contemporain", 2009 (translation of works by the German poet Wulf Kirsten)
  • fr:Max Milner, les leçons de l'ombre (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2011). Short review:[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n81065267/
  2. ^ http://www.univ-paris3.fr/m-michaud-stephane-14384.kjsp
  3. ^ http://www.ailc-icla.org/site/
  4. ^ Publisher's blurb of Stéphane Michaud's translation of: Andreas-Salomé, Lou. 2000. Jutta: récit. Paris: Seuil.
  5. ^ Daros, Philippe (2017). Cartographie d'une amitié. Pour Stéphane Michaud. Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle. pp. 16–19. ISBN 978-2-87854-914-0.
  6. ^ Publisher's blurb of Stéphane Michaud's translation of: Andreas-Salomé, Lou. 2000. Jutta: récit. Paris: Seuil.
  7. ^ Andreas-Salomé, Lou, Stéphane Michaud, and Dorothee Pfeiffer. 1999. "Russland mit Rainer": Tagebuch der Reise mit Rainer Maria Rilke im Jahre 1900. Marbach am Neckar: Deutsche Schillergesellschaft.
  8. ^ http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/roman_0048-8593_1993_num_23_81_5902
  9. ^ http://www.cej-jena.eu/index.php/cej/
  10. ^ Gaulmier, Jean. Review of: Stéphane Michaud, Lettre de Flora Tristan. Revue d'Histoire littéraire de la France, 82e Année, No. 2, Montesquieu (Mar. - Apr., 1982), pp. 307-309; available from JSTOR.
  11. ^ Milner, Max. Review of: Stéphane Michaud, Muse et Madone. Visages de la femme de la Révolution française aux apparitions de Lourdes. In: Romantisme, 1985, n°50. Religions et religion. pp. 125-126. doi : 10.3406/roman.1985.4760 url : http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/roman_0048-8593_1985_num_15_50_4760
  12. ^ Trebitsch, Michel. Review of: Stéphane Michaud, L'Impossible semblable. Regards sur trois siecles de relations littéraires franco-allemandes. Le Mouvement social, No. 176 (Jul. - Sep., 1996), pp. 126-129; available from JSTOR.
  13. ^ Pernot, Denis. Review of: Stéphane Michaud, L'Édification. Morales et cultures au XIXe siècle. Revue d'Histoire littéraire de la France, No. 5 (Sep. - Oct., 1994), p. 881; available from JSTOR.
  14. ^ Reid, Martine. Review of: Stéphane Michaud, Flora Tristan, La paria et son rêve. Revue d'Histoire littéraire de la France, 96e Année, No. 3 (May - Jun., 1996), pp. 513-514; available from JSTOR.
  15. ^ Rochefort, Florence. Review of: « Stéphane MICHAUD, Lou Andreas-Salomé L'alliée de la vie, Paris, Seuil, 2000, 395 p. », Clio. Histoire‚ femmes et sociétés [online], 13 | 2001. URL : http://clio.revues.org/151
  16. ^ http://www.franceculture.fr/oeuvre-lou-andreas-salome-l-alliee-de-la-vie-de-stephane-michaud
  17. ^ http://psn.univ-paris3.fr/ouvrage/de-flora-tristan-mario-vargas-llosa
  18. ^ http://www.lechoixdeslibraires.com/livre-109504-max-milner-les-lecons-de-l-ombre.htm

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