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Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

Introduction

Scott Carpenter teaches French literature, literary theory, and cross-cultural studies at Carleton. A specialist of nineteenth-century literature (you know the names: Balzac, Flaubert, Sand, Baudelaire...) with a few academic books under his belt (details below), he is also an author of fiction (mostly in English). 

Education & Professional History

University of Minnesota, BA; Majors: French, English, Latin.

University of Wisconsin (Madison), PhD: French Literature.

Study Abroad:

  • L’Université de Pau et des pays de l’Adour, Pau, France, 1983-84.
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, West Germany: Sommerkurs, 1983. 
  • Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, 1978-79.

At Carleton since 1990.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Fiction:

  • Theory of Remainders (novel), forthcoming with Winter Goose Press (2013).
  • This Jealous Earth: Stories, MG Press (2013).

Non-fiction:

  • The Aesthetics of Fraudulence in Nineteenth-century France: Frauds, Hoaxes, and Counterfeits.  Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publications, 2009.
  • Reading Lessons: An Introduction to Theory.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.
  • Acts of Fiction: Resistance and Resolution from Sade to Baudelaire.  University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.
  • Vagabondages littéraires (co-editor with the members of the French Section at Carleton) New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

  • Nineteenth-Century French Studies
  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • Société Prosper Mérimée

Courses Taught This Year

Profile updated April 11, 2013

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