Karl Pollin - Faculty & Adjuncts

Karl Pollin, PhD

Karl Pollin, PhD
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature
College of Arts & Sciences
Language and Literature
918-631-2813 Oliphant Hall Room 169


PhD – Emory University MA – University of Paris X-Nanterre MA – University of Lille III

Research Interests

Monograph “Experimentation of Singularity” on the French Poet Alfred Jarry was published by Rodopi in 2013; current research is situated halfway between Contemporary Literature and Philosophy (Laruelle, Lyotard, Deleuze, Badiou)

Teaching Interests

Upper-level French courses, from Introduction to French Literature to special topics (French Cinema, Creation and Madness, Knowledge and Desire in the 18th Century…)
Courses cross-listed with Comparative Literature (Thinking with Science Fiction) and Philosophy (Continental and Post-structuralist Philosophy)

Courses Taught

  • Aesthetics of French Cinema
  • Approaches to Analysis of French Texts
  • Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies Of France
  • Genres and Periods
  • Intermediate French I
  • Thinking With Science Fiction
  • Advanced French
  • Cinema et Culture
  • Independent Study
  • Medieval Culture Or Self-Fashioning in The Renaissance

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award