Neal Allar

International Faculty, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Neal AllarNeal Allar specializes in modern French and francophone poetry, postcolonial theory, and literary theory. His current book project explores the relationship between the poetry of the French avant-garde and the francophone Caribbean, with particular reference to the Martinican writer Édouard Glissant. This project is part of a broader interest in how francophone poets prompt us to reread and restructure the modern French poetry canon. His articles have appeared in The Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy and Parade sauvage, and his next article is forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century French Studies. He received the 2015 Naomi Schor Memorial Award from the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association.

Neal Allar received his Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University in August 2016. He has taught French literature and language, film and media studies, and American literature and civilization. At Tsinghua University, he is offering seminars on the topics of postcolonial poetics and World Poetry.