Adrianna M. Paliyenko

Sabbatical: 09/01/2013 -

Charles A. Dana Professor of French

Box 4656

Phone: 207-859-4656
Mailing Address:
4656 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8846
Office Hours:
Spring 2012: TBA
Paliyenko, Adrianna M.

Areas of Expertise

  • 19th- and 20th-century French poetry, including women's contributions
  • Literary history and the poetics of influence
  • Gender and genius
  • Theories of creativity
  • Literature and medicine
  • Feminism and psychoanalysis
  • 19th-Century Francophone Studies; women and the colonial archive
  • Caribbean Studies

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
FR120 A Critical Thinking Across Cultures
FR126 A French II
FR126 B French II
FR252 A Provocative Texts: Engaging the World
FR358 A Passionate Discontent: The 19th-Century Epidemic

Current Research


BOOKS (monographs, critical editions, journal issues)
The Cultural Currency of Nineteenth-Century French Poetry. Eds. Joseph Acquisto and Adrianna M. Paliyenko. Spec. double issue of Romance Studies 26.3 (July 2008) & 26.4 (November 2008).
Engendering Race: Romantic-Era Women and French Colonial Memory. L'Esprit Cr�ateur 47.4 (Winter 2007).
Mme Ana�s S�galas. R�cits des Antilles: Le Bois de la Soufri�re, suivis d'un choix de po�mes. Critical edition. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004.
Mis-reading the Creative Impulse: The Poetic Subject in Rimbaud and Claudel, Restaged. Southern Illinois UP, 1997.
�The Literary Frames of Ourika, Then and Now� (forthcoming with the MLA in March/April 2009, in Approaches to Teaching Ourika)
"Collaboration Matters: Sparking a Connection between French Literary and Cultural Studies." Modern French Literary Studies in the Classroom: Pedagogical Strategies. Ed. Charles J. Stivale. New York: MLA, 2004. 74-83.
"Nineteenth-Century French Women Poets: An Exceptional Legacy" (co-authored with Aim�e Boutin, Florida State University). French and Francophone Women, 16th-21st Centuries: Essays on Literature, Culture, and Society with Bibliographical and Media Resources. Spec. issue of Women in French Studies. Eds. Catherine Montfort and Marie-Christine Koop. (October 2002): 77-109.
"Apollinaire and Dada : Influence Matters." PARIS DADA: The Barbarians Storm the Gates, ed. Elmer Peterson. Volume VI. Crisis in the Arts: The History of Dada. Eds. Stephen C. Foster and Elmer Peterson. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, Inc., 2001. 67-94.
"In the Shadow of Eve: Marie Krysinska and the Force of Poetic Desire." Women Seeking Expression: France 1789-1914, Eds. Rosemary Lloyd and Brian Nelson. Monash Romance Studies 6. Melbourne: Monash Romance Studies, 2000. 159-179.
"Postmodern Turns Against the Cartesian Subject: Descartes� "I," Lacan's Other." Feminist Interpretations of Descartes. Ed. Susan Bordo. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1999. 141-166.
"Margins of Madness and Creativity: Nineteenth-Century French Psychiatric and Literary Discourses on the Dream." Dreams in French Literature: The Persistent Voice. Ed. Tom Conner. Amsterdam-Atlanta, Georgia: Editions Rodopi, 1995: 173-198.
"Louise Ackermann," "Malvina Blanchecotte," "Ana�s S�galas," "Louisa Siefert," "M�lanie Waldor." Dictionnaire des femmes cr�atrices, ed. Antoinette Fouque, (forthcoming with Les Editions des femmes, 2009).
"Illuminating the Poetic Turn to Science: Louise Ackermann, or the Aesthetic Stuff of Cultural Studies." The Cultural Currency of Nineteenth-Century French Poetry, Eds. Joseph Acquisto and Adrianna M. Paliyenko. Spec. Issue of Romance Studies 26.4 (November 2008): 308-322.
�Returns of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore�s Repressed Colonial Memory: 'Sarah' and Critical Belatedness.� L'Esprit Cr�ateur 47.4 (Winter 2007): 68-80.
Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900, "Ana�s S�galas." Ed. John Powell. Pasedena, CA: Salem Press, 2006. 2062-2063.
Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century, 1801-1900, "1830: Delacroix Paints Liberty Leading the People." Ed. John Powell. Pasedena, CA: Salem Press, 2006. 476-479.
"Women, Poetry, and the Nature of Genuis: Exceptional Creativity." EXCAVATIO 16.1-2 (2002): 244 - 257.
Entries on "Caroline Commanville" (68), "Suzanne Lagier" (191), Madame Lapierre" (192-93), "Mlle Leroyer de Chantepie" (198), and "Louise Pradier" (259-60). A Gustave Flaubert Encyclopedia. Ed. Laurence M. Porter. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood P, 2001.
"(Re)placing Women in French Poetic History: The Romantic Legacy." Spec. issue of Symposium 53.4 (Winter 2000): 261-282.
"Is a Woman Poet Born or Made?: Discourse of Maternity in Louise Ackermann and Louisa Siefert." L'Esprit Cr�ateur 39.2 (Summer 1999): 52-63.
Entries on "Louise Ackermann", "Louisa Siefert", and "Marie Krysinska". The Feminist Companion to French Literature, ed. Eva Martin Sartori, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood P, 1999.
"Re-reading la femme po�te: Rimbaud and Louisa Siefert." Nineteenth-Century French Studies 26.1-2 (Fall/Winter 1997-1998): 146-160.
"Dream-work in Rimbaud's Illuminations: The Scene of the Other in Bottom." Romanic Review 86.4 (Nov 1995): 697-706.
"Re-reading Breton's Debt to Apollinaire: Surrealism and Aesthetics of Creative Imaging." Romance Quarterly 42.1 (Winter 1995): 18-27.
"The Dialogic 'je' in Rimbaud's Illuminations: The Subject of Self and Other." French Forum 19 (Sept 1994): 261-277.
"Discourse of the Self and Rimbaud's Lettres du voyant: Alterity as a Creative Dialectic." Nineteenth-Century French Studies 22.1/2 (Fall/Winter 1993-94): 434-448.
"Rimbaud and Claudel: Literary Paternity and the Anxiety of Influence." Claudel Studies 18.1 (March 1991): 37-48.

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