Lionel Cuillé, PhD

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 Assistant Professor International Languages and Cultures
 Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies  
 Webster Hall 334
 (314) 246-8619
 cuilleli@webster.edu  

 

 

Education

Doctorat, Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon, 2003
Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies Lettres et Arts, University of Aix-en-Provence, 1996
Agrégé de lettres modernes

Areas of Interest

19th and 20th century French poetry (Francis Ponge, Avant-Gardes, Futurism, esthetics of speed)
literature and war
French cinema

Biography

Lionel Cuillé is a specialist of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature.  He has published articles on poets Francis Ponge, Cendrars, and Rimbaud.  His research examines the relationship between turn-of-the-century technologies of transport and communication and the avant-garde.  Professor Cuillé is Director of the Centre Francophone, which invites authors and guest speakers to Webster University, promotes French film series, and offers continuing education to high school French teachers.  Thanks to the activities of the Centre Francophone, Professor Cuillé hopes to encourage Webster students to explore the richness and complexities of this culture and to contribute to the various Francophone associations in St. Louis.

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