Professor, French

Ph.D. New York University, USA
M.A. University of Oregon, USA
Maîtrise d’anglais Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, Office 3 
Phone: +41 91 986 36 33
Email: psaveau@fus.edu

Dr. Saveau is a specialist of Serge Doubrovsky, the first open practitioner of autofiction. In the numerous articles he has published on this writer, he has explored topics as varied as autofiction as a genre, judeity, memory and trauma, masculinity and sexuality. His current book project tentatively entitled Serge Doubrovsky ou un moi fiché à l’an 40 focuses on the haunting presence of this dark period of French history in all of this author’s autofictions. He teaches both in the French and in the Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) departments. He is a member of the Women in French (WIF) organization and the Société d’Etude de la Littérature Française du XXème siècle.

 

2022-2023 Courses

CLCS 110 Reading Cultures: Approaches to Cultural Studies FALL 2022
CLCS 199 Food and Identity FALL 2022
FRE 320 Writing the Self: French Autobiography and Autofiction FALL 2022
CLCS 251T Reading Moroccan Culture SPRING 2023
FRE 201 Intermediate French, Part II SPRING 2023
FRE 376 French Cinema: The New Wave SPRING 2023
CLCS 258T Discovering Morocco: From Tradition to Modernity SUMMER 2023
ML 100 Introduction to Arabic SUMMER 2023

Publications:

Saveau, Patrick. 2011. Serge Doubrovsky ou l'écriture d'une survie. PU Dijon.

“La non reconnaissance de l’autre dans la réalisation du moi doubrovskyen”. Perceptions et réalisations du moi. Ed. Mounir Laouyen. Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal. 241-52.

"L'épisode de Madame de La Pommeraye et Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne à la lumière de la Dialectique du Maître et de l'Esclave de Hegel," Les Lettres Romanes, 49.1-2: 49-55.

"The Place of the Intellectual in the Twenty First Century." PMLA 112: 1127.

"Autofiction n'est pas invention: le cas Doubrovsky," Dalhousie French Studies, 48: 131-37.

“Doubrovsky’s Autofictions and the Holocaust: An Oxymoron?” Rendezvous 34.1: 25-36.

“Empreinte de L’Ecole des femmes dans Un amour de soi.” Ecriture de soi et lecture de l’autre. Ed. Jacques Poirier. Dijon: Editions Universitaires de Dijon : 95-103.

“Serge Doubrovsky.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. Efraim Sicher. Vol. 299. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 70-76.

And Katharina Weiss. “A Prospective Student’s Outlook on Foreign Language Areas at Two AAICU Institutions.” Association of American International Colleges and Universities Journal 3 (2004): 30-38.

“Le Livre brisé ou le recours à l’autre.” De soi à soi: l’écriture comme autohospitalité. Ed. Alain Montandon. Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2004. 161-72.

“Serge Doubrovsky: une sexualité fichée à l’an 40.” Australian Journal of French Studies 42.1 (2005): 110-21.