FAU
Department of Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature

Frédéric Conrod
PhD, The University of Colorado 
      at Boulder
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
      (French, Spanish)

Areas of Expertise
French Enlightment
Spanish Golden Age



Email: fconrod@fau.edu
Office phone: 561-297-3313




Frédéric Conrod is a native of the Paris area. He has pursued his education between the Université de la Sorbonne where he studied American civilization and literature, Allegheny College where he received his B.A. in Religious Studies, and the University of Colorado where he earned an M.A. in Spanish Peninsular Literature and a PhD in Comparative Literature. His area of expertise is the correspondence between the Spanish Golden Age and the French Enlightenment. His first book, Loyola's Greater Narrative: The Architecture of the Spiritual Exercises in Golden Age and Enlightenment Literature (Peter Lang: New York, 2008), deals with one dimension of this problematic: the repercussion of the Ignatian exercises on the rise of the novel, and particularly their direct consequences on the writings of the marquis de Sade. His recent edited volume Beyond Hate: Representations of the Parisian Banlieue in Recent French Film and Literature focuses on the potential dialogues between the French Enlightenment and the negotiation of identities in the Parisian banlieue in the films of a new generation of directors. In the summer of 2012, Conrod also published a novel of dialogues titled  El hijo de Hernández adapted into a film and to be released in January 2013.

Dr. Conrod Dr. Conrod with Ignatius FAU - Madrid

Dr. Frédéric Conrod is also the Director of the FAU-Madrid Summer Study-Abroad Program.


Conrod is one of the founding Editors of Transitions: Journal of Franco-Iberian Studies.

He is also the vice president of the Early Modern Image &Text Society.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

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Loyola's Greater Narrative: The Architecture of the Spiritual Exercises in Golden Age and Enlightenment Literature. Romance Languages and Literature Series 229.  New York: Peter Lang, 2008.


El hijo de Hernández , Madrid: Ediciones Antígona, 2012







Edited Volumes

Transitions-Banlieu

Beyond Hate: Portraits of the Parisian Banlieue in Recent French Film and Literature
. Transitions: Journal of Franco-Iberian Studies, Volume 7 (Fall 2011), Special Issue.







Articles in Scholarly Journals

"The Spiritual Exercises: from Ignatian Imagination to Secular Literature." Brill's Companion to Ignatius of Loyola. Leyde: Brill, 2014

 "Voltaire and the Bible." The Bible and the Arts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

"From the Roman Baroque to the Indian Jungle: Francis Xavier's Letters from Goa, or the Construction of a God." Laberinto: an Electronic Journal of Early Modern Hispanic Literatures and Culture. Volume 6, 2012. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University. (http://www.laberintojournal.com/currentissue/4_Baroque_Jungle.pdf)

"Imaginary Itineraries to the Catholic South: From Voltaire's Iberian Desolation to Sade's Inverted Rosary." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era. (Spring 2013).

"The Great Collector: Ribadeneira’s Hagiography of Ignatius Loyola as a 'Struggle Against Dispersion' " Hispanic Review. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, Summer 2012.

"Castrating the Body of Police: Snapshots of an Impotent Institution in Almodovar's Early Films" Canadian Journal of Films Studies. Montreal, Canada: Concordia University, Spring 2012.

“Face-to-face with the Dying Priest: Dialogue between a Libertine and a Pope in  Histoire de Juliette .”  Literature and Theology . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

"La creación de un marco del adentro: Espacios sadianos en los Desengaños Amorosos de Maria de Zayas." Compostella Aurea.  Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago, 2011.

 "Meditating Hell: A Image of Satan from Loyola's Spiritual Exercises" Death and Afterlife in the Early Modern Hispanic World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010  (http://hispanicissues.umn.edu/DeathandAfterlife.html). 

"La Roma española y sus resonancias jesuitas en dos novelas ejemplares." In Novelas Ejemplares: Las grietas de la ejemplaridad. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2008.


 "Les vrais juifs." In The World's Muse. Bellingham: Western Washington University, 2008.

"España como espacio fronterizo en Exils de Tony Gatlif." Quaderns de Filología 12 (2008). Cruzando la frontera. Universitat de València, 2007.

"Working the Narration around the Hidden Confessions of the New Adam: The Case of Robinson Crusoe and the Purifying Novel." In Cultures of Confessions. Ed. Gilles Teuillé. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2006.

"Paroles de déracinés." In Cher pays de mon enfance. Ed. Jean-Pierre Guéno. Paris: Radio France, 2005.

"La Mujer española en el proceso de regeneración en Le Bonheur est dans le pré de Etienne Chatillez (1995)." Transitions: Journal of Franco-Iberian Studies (Spring 2005).

"Cómo nacen los monstros: El mundo en Loyola, Cervantes y Gracián." In Armas y Letras (Spring 2005).

"Histoire de Juliette, ou la nouvelle Don Quichotte: Le grand voyage du motif baroque dans le roman moderne." Congrès Sade (Fall 2004-Spring 2005). Electronic journal.

"Babel contra el Panóptico: Una confrontación con Madrid en Doña Perfecta de Galdós." Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies (Fall 2004).

"El Spanish Twist: Lo femenino español, el interior burgués y la rearticulación de la homosexualidad en el cine francés finisecular." Hispanic Symposium Society (Fall 2003).


Book Reviews

Objects of Culture in Imperial Spain. Ed. Mary Barnard and Frederick de Armas. (University of Toronto Press, 2013) in Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies (Winter 2013). 

Petro del Barrio, Antonia. La legitimación de la violencia en la comedia española del siglo XVII. Hispania (Fall 2008).

Juárez, Amendros, Encarnación. El cuerpo vestido y la construcción de la identidad en las narrativas autobiográficas del Siglo de Oro. Hispania (Fall 2007).

De Armas, Frederick. Quixotic Frescoes: The Italian Renaissance in Cervantes. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (Fall 2007).

Carreño-Rodriguez, Antonio.  Alegorías del Poder: crisis imperial y comedia nueva (1598–1659). Rochester, NY: Tamesis, 2009. Hispanic Review . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Courses currently being taught

 

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