Organized by Brigitte FÉLIX and Stéphane VANDERHAEGHE for "Transferts Critiques et dynamique des savoirs" (EA1569, Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis), in collaboration with Hélène AJI for ELAN (CREA, EA 370, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense).
BEN MARCUS is a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and the author of five books of fiction : Notable American Women (Vintage, 2002), The Father Costume (Artspace Books, 2002), The Age of Wire and String (Knopf, 1995), The Flame Alphabet (Knopf, 2012), and the forthcoming collection of short stories, Leaving the Sea (Knopf, 2014). His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Believer, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and other publications. Marcus is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories and serves as the fiction editor for The American Reader. Marcus studied philosophy at New York University (BA, 1989) and fiction writing at Brown University (MFA, 1991). A John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 2013-14, he has also received grants from the Creative Capital Foundation (2009), a 2008 Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes.