Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 02 Apr - Wed 09 Apr, 2003
(Session 408/ASC 31)

no photo available Marc Chénetier (Faculty)

Country/Region: France

Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot

Professor of American Literature, University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot/Institut Universitaire de France

Most Recently Attended: (1985)
Contemporary American Literature: New Perspectives Affecting the Future
(Session 242)

Marc CHÉNETIER is professor of American literature and head of the Observatoire de Littérature Américaine at the University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot, France. In his career spanning over thirty years, Professor Chénetier has worked as a teacher, research director, translator, editor, and critic of contemporary American fiction. His interest lies mainly in the discovery and promotion of writers as yet little known, in the US or abroad. He tries to identify modes of writing and different forms of literary imagination. In his book Beyond Suspicion: New American Fiction since 1960, he analyzes the developments in recent American fiction, arguing that traditional generic approaches can be misleading. Professor Chénetier has served as a visiting professor at Stanford University, California; the University of California at Berkeley; Princeton University, New Jersey; the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom, and others. He is editor of the "Voix Américaines" series in Paris and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He earned an M.A. in English from the University of Tours and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Paris IIISorbonne Nouvelle. Professor Chénetier is a Fellow of Salzburg Seminar Session 242, Contemporary American Literature: New Perspectives Affecting the Future, 1985.