Assistant Professor of French

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Université de Montréal

Dr. Vincent Gélinas-Lemaire specializes in French literature from 1945 to the present, with a particular focus on the representation of space in narratives. After studies in architecture, he has obtained an M.A. in French literature from the Université de Montréal, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. His first book, Le Récit architecte : cinq aspects de l’espace, was published by Classiques Garnier, Paris, in March 2019. It offers new tools to describe and contrast the creation of fictional environments, large and small, through the particular means of storytelling.

Dr. Gélinas-Lemaire has also published numerous articles and book chapters dedicated to Québécois and Franco-Canadian authors, from the Révolution tranquille to the present. His current book project explores the resurgence of a poetics of ruins in contemporary novels.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • French Literature (1945 to the present)
  • Quebec and French-Canadian Literature and Culture
  • Comparative Literature
  • Spatial Poetics
  • Visual Culture
  • Creative Writing