Léon Pradeau

lpradeau@uchicago.edu
Cohort Year: 2020

I work on 20th- & 21st-century French and Francophone poetry. My research has focused thus far on situated forms of the lyric (from Robert Desnos to Cécile Mainardi). Recently, my investigations have taken a turn towards questions of embodiment and somatics in writing and reading; thinking affect and trope through cognitive linguistics & poetics; retracing a Francophone history of certain major metaphors of modernity. I have worked as an assistant in publishing and conferences; a few poems, book reviews and short stories have been published in different journals.