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Jonathan Slaughter

Title: CPLT Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Francophone Studies
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Resources: Curriculum Vita [pdf]
Jonathan Slaughter
A native of North Carolina, Jonathan Brooks Slaughter earned a BA in Comparative Literature from UNC Chapel Hill (including coursework at Duke University) and an MA in French Literature from Middlebury Language Schools and the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. He has also completed additional graduate-level coursework at other institutions. He has been an instructor of French at UNC Charlotte (MA Fellow 2020-21) and has worked as a tutor, teacher, and translator in various contexts—as well as presenting at several conferences and colloquia.  He has also been involved in performance, literary, and political communities in the United States and abroad. Major research projects have included studies of Walter Benjamin’s writings on Proust and Surrealism, Jonathan Littell’s 2006 Les bienveillantes, Antonin Artaud’s 1936 voyage to Mexico, and César Vallejo’s Trilce (article published online in Carátula).
Research Interests:
  • Global Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Aesthetics, Politics and Ontology
  • Weltliteratur, Philology and Anthropology
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • The Historical Novel
  • Contemporary Literature and Translation
  • Critical Theory, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Affect and Queer Theory
  • Theater and Performance Studies
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Narrative Medicine and Critical Psychiatry
  • Literature and Transdisciplinarity

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