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Armine Kotin Mortimer

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Professor Emerita
Research Professor

Research Interests

I am currently working primarily as a translator of contemporary French authors, seeking publishers for several books.


PhD Yale 1970-74

Awards and Honors

French Palmes Académiques: recognition by the French government for service

Courses Taught

Not teaching at this time

Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Faculty, French and Italian
Research Faculty, European Union Center

Highlighted Publications


Casanova enchanted clock Revue d'etudes proustiennes For Love of for MoneyMysterious Mozart

Recent Book Contributions

  • "Le Père Goriot: Arrivisme and the Parisian Morality Tale." Cambridge Companion to Balzac. . Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • " Autofiction et Altérité. Autofiction/Allofiction: L’Après-vivre." Autour de Serge Doubrovsky. . 2010.
  • "The Genetic Record of a Voice: Variants in Barthes’s Le Plaisir du texte." Genetic Criticism and the Creative Process: Essays from Music, Literature, and Theater. . 2009.
  • "Connecting Links: Beginnings and Endings." Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practices. . 2009.

Recent Journal Articles

  • "Stendhal the Sollersian: A Twenty-First Century Autoportrait." Dix-Neuf 19.1 (2015): 67-79.
  • "Fiction as Cover Story in Sollers’s La Fête à Venise." French Forum (2013): 189-203.
  • "The Invisible Punctuation of Sollers’s Paradis." MLN (2012): 924-41.
  • "Graphic Spaces: Veyron Illustrates Sollers." Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 15.3 (2011): 329-37.
  • "Autofiction as Allofiction: Doubrovsky’s L’Après-vivre." L'Esprit Créateur 49.3 (2009): 22-35.
  • "The Double History of César Birotteau." Lingua Romana 8.1 (2009):
  • "The Third Closet: Sollers’s War." Yale French Studies (2009): 169-82.
  • "Listening to Barthes with Millet: A Loving Overture." L’Esprit Créateur 47.2 (2007): 5-16.
  • "The Essay According to Sollers: A Personal and Parabolic Genre.." Romanic Review 97 (2006): 33-49.
  • "Paradis de Philippe Sollers: Une métaphysique de l’infini." La Règle du Jeu 26 (2004): 87-132.
  • "Sollers's le 'secret', espionage and autofiction." Esprit Createur 42.4 (2002): 35-44.
  • "The MRIs of sollers's fictions." Critique-Studies In Contemporary Fiction 43.4 (2002): 379-391.

Recent Publications

Angot, C., & Mortimer, A. K., (TRANS.) (2021). An Impossible Love. Archipelago Books.

Mortimer, A. K. (2019). Balzac’s Muse: The Geographical Method. The Balzac Review / Revue Balzac, 2019(2), 155-165.

Kristeva, J., & Mortimer, A. K., (TRANS.) (2018). The Enchanted Clock: A Novel. Columbia University Press.

Mortimer, A. K. (2017). Le Père Goriot: Arrivisme and the Parisian Morality Tale. In O. Heathcote, & A. Watts (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Balzac (pp. 81-96). Article 6 Cambridge University Press.

Sollers, P., & Mortimer, A. K., (TRANS.) (2016). Casanova the Irresistible. University of Illinois Press.

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