Léon Pradeau

lpradeau@uchicago.edu
Cohort Year: 2020

My research focuses on 20th-21st century French poetry and avant-gardes. I graduated my BA in Modern Literature from Paris X-Nanterre, as an equivalence from my Khâgne in Lycée Lakanal in Paris. I hold an MA (Paris IV-Sorbonne) for which I produced two dissertations (both with jury's honors) : "Robert Desnos et le sujet amoureux, autour de La Liberté ou l'Amour !," and "Apparitions élocutoires de Cécile Mainardi." My essays discussed both poetic enunciation and analogy as means to reinvent ourselves and the world around us.

Aside from my research, I have published poems and short-stories in different French journals, and hope to remain as creative in my research as one can be when writing poetry.