Kathryn St. Ours

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Julia Rogers 258


B.A. (French and Italian), University of Pittsburgh
M.A.T., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Ph.D. (Romance Languages and Literatures/ French, Italian and Spanish), The Catholic University of America

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Literature and ecology (Ecocriticism), 19th and 20th century French Literature, the secular sacred, art and science

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Authored Books

Where Science and Literature Meet: The Earthy Writing of Jean-Loup Trassard. Oxford: Trueheart Press, 2014.

Le fantastique chez Roger Caillois. Birmingham: Summa Publications, Inc. 2001.

Recent refereed Articles

"Who's Framing Whom? Surrealism and Science in the Documentaries of Jean Painlevé." Framing Nature: Explorations in the Environmental Humanities. Amsterdam: Rodopi (2017).

"L'ethnologie écopsychologique de Jean-Loup Trassard." Ecozon@ 6.2 (2015): 110-24.

"The Time-Image from Pasolini to Ciprì and Maresco." Romance Notes 51:2 (2011): 191-8.

"Le devenir-animal chez Jean-Loup Trassard." Hybrides et monstres. Editions de l'Université de Dijon, 2011, 85-90.

“A ecocritical study of The Story of the Weeping Camel.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 18:2 (2011): 396-412.

"Le regard de l'animal chez Derrida et Trassard." Les genres littéraires. Special issue of Revue Romane 45:2 (2010) : 317-29.

Recent conference Presentations

2016 La vision scientifico-littéraraire de Victor Hugo. The Poetics of Knowledge. Conference sponsored by the British Society for the Study of Literature and Science. University of bern, Switzerland.

2015 Pour en finir avec nos délires anthropocentirques. 20th-21st Century Francophone Studies Colloquium. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

2014 The surreal science of Jean Painlevé . NEMLA, spring 2014. Science and literature Panel. Susquehanna University. "

2014 Framing science in the documentaries of Jean Painlevé. The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment.Tartu, Estonia. Framing Nature Conference. Spring, 2014. Signs, stories and ecologies of meaning.

2012  Pour une ethnologie écopoétique.Colloque Jean-Loup Trassard.Université de Pau.

2011  Interanimality in the works of Jean-Loup Trassard.Reading nature Conference.Universisdad Complutense de Madrid.

2011  Mirroring in Merleau-Ponty, Trassard and Rizzolatti. International Colloquium: Human-Animal/Humain-Animal. University of San Francisco.

2010  Le devenir-animal chez Jean-Loup Trassard. Hybrides, monstres et autres aliens dans la littérature des XXe-XXIe siècles. Roehampton University - Animalittérature and CNRS/Paris III - British Comparative Literature Association. University of London.

2010  The religious and the scatological in Ciprì and Maresco.Conference on Modern Italian Cinema. Warwick University, England.




Funded Research

Goucher Summer Reasearch Grant, 2016     Physics and Metaphysics in the works of Victor Hugo

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Participant, National Humanities Center Seminar on Human Nature, 2008