Professeur titulaire / Full professor

Prof. Gary D. Mole

téléphone
Fax
03-7384101
Email
molega@biu.ac.il
Office
Kort Building (1004), 3rd Floor, Room 304
Reception Hours
By Appointment
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Professional Positions
 

Full Professor, French Department, Bar-Ilan University (at Bar-Ilan since 1995)

Chair of the Department of French Culture, Bar-Ilan University, 2016-2020

Visiting Associate Professor in French, European Languages and Studies, The University of Western Australia, 2011-12 (on leave from Bar-Ilan)

Former Chair of the French Department, Bar-Ilan University, 2002-06, 2007-08, 2008-09 (second semester), 2010-11 (second semester)

Qualified as Maître de conférences (University Lecturer) in Section 9 (French Language and Literature) by the French Conseil National des Universités (National University Council) of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Session 2009

Official Fellow and College Lecturer in French; Director of Studies in French; Admissions Tutor for the Arts and Social Sciences, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 1990-95

Assistant University Lecturer, Department of French, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, 1991-95

Current Editorial Positions

2021: Co-founder and member of the Editorial Board of the electronic journal Franges of the association LIEJ (Littérature et Judéité), France: https://liej.hypotheses.org/revue

2014: Member of the Advisory Board of Essays in French Literature and Culture, published by the French section of the School of European Languages and Studies, The University of Western Australia

2012: Member of the Editorial Board of Dalhousie French Studies, published by Dalhousie University, Canada

2009: Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Yod. Revue des études hébraïques et juives, published by the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris.

2008: Member of the Editorial Board of the collection “Résonances de Maurice Blanchot”, published by the Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense.


Education

1987-1992: Ph.D: “The Étranger, Exile and Writing: Blanchot and Jabès”, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

1990: MA, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

1983-1987: BA Honours in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German), Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge: First Class



 

Research

Research Fields

I research mainly in French and Francophone literature, culture, and thought of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with particular emphasis on the relations between literature, violence, and modern warfare, and the problematic relation between aesthetics and ethics. I have written extensively on Maurice Blanchot, Edmond Jabès, and Emmanuel Lévinas, on the representation of the deportation and the Holocaust in poetry, fiction, and eye-witness prose accounts, on various bodies of poetry composed during the Great War (combat poetry, prisoner-of-war poetry, women's poetry), and on contemporary French Jewish intellectuals. I have also published on poets and writers of the Middle Ages (Jean Bodel, François Villon), and on the eighteenth century (Choderlos de Laclos).

Recent MA and PhD theses supervised

La dualité identitaire dans la poésie juive française d’André Spire, Henri Franck et Albert Cohen”—Laure-Line Yehuda (PhD)

“Collaboration, résistance, épuration: le cas de l'Académie Française, 1940-1945 (Abel Bonnard, Abel Hermant, Pierre Benoit, Alfred Baudrillart)”—Marie Ben-Hamou (MA)

“La réaction des intellectuels français face à l'antisémitisme/antisionisme: "la nouvelle judéophobie" depuis la second intifada”—Magalie Azoulay (MA)

“Le prophétisme au quotidien ou André Neher et l’existence juive”—Gaëlle Sebbag (MA)

“L’expérience d’une mémoire: Jorge Semprun”—Natasha Cohen (MA)

“Le rôle du philtre: Tristan et Iseut, Victor Hugo, Verdi, et Patrick Süskind”—Ilana Obadia-Mendès (MA)

“Le rire, le risible et leurs coïncidences dans le théâtre de Michel Tremblay”—Tamar Sicari-Israël (Ph.D)

“Érotisme et danger: désir, transgression et dames aventurières dans les Lais de Marie de France”—Tovi Bibring (Ph.D)

Current Research Projects

Following the award of a three-year research grant from the Israel Science Foundation, I am currently conducting research for a book-length study of Francophone Jewish Poetry of the Shoah. I am also continuing to research for a book on French combat poetry of the First World War, while collecting material and ideas for an extended investigation into the narrative strategies involved in the representation of violence, war, and genocide (Rwanda, Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast) in postcolonial Francophone Sub-Saharan African fiction. 

Grants, Awards

2019: Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques, France

2013-2016: Awarded Individual Research Grant for three years, NIS 243,000, for research project on “The Representation of the Shoah in Francophone Jewish Poetry”, Israel Science Foundation, Israel

Courses

2022-2023 (תשפ''ג)

1er  semestre 

Lundi 10h: EN FRANÇAIS : Le Roman expérimental : Denis Diderot et Jacques Roubaud (cours semestriel) 43-092-01

Lundi 12h: IN ENGLISH : Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary : Text, Context, and the Hermeneutical Challenge (semester course) : 43-094-01

 

Jeudi 10h: EN FRANÇAIS : La Sémiotique du désir dans l’art profane du Moyen Âge (séminaire annuel): 43-543-01

Jeudi 12h: EN FRANÇAIS : Initiation à la recherche: lire, voir, écrire (pro-séminaire annuel): 43-609-01

 

2e semestre

Lundi 10h: EN FRANÇAIS : Eldorado : la migration clandestine vers l’Europe dans le roman francophone contemporain (cours semestriel) : 43-606-01 

Lundi 12h: EN FRANÇAIS : Le Génocide rwandais dans la littérature francophone de l’Afrique subsaharienne (cours semestriel) : 43-294-01

 

Jeudi 10h: EN FRANÇAIS : La Sémiotique du désir dans l’art profane du Moyen Âge (séminaire annuel): 43-543-01

Jeudi 12h: EN FRANÇAIS : Initiation à la recherche: lire, voir, écrire (pro-séminaire annuel): 43-609-01

 
Publications

For a list of publications, see my pages in: https://biu.academia.edu/GaryDMole

Media

Awards, Grants, Research Proposals

2019: Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques, France

2016: Excellence in Teaching Award, Bar-Ilan University

2013-2016: Awarded Individual Research Grant for three years, NIS 243,000, for research project on “The Representation of the Shoah in Francophone Jewish Poetry”, Israel Science Foundation, Israel

2009-2010: Participating member of a new proposed MA programme: "Teaching Modern French Culture and Language in a Cross-Cultural Perspective", Yad Hanadiv Inter-University Grant for the Humanities. Principal redactors and co-ordinators: Prof. Galia Yanoshevsky (Bar-Ilan) and Prof. Nadine Kuperty-Tsur (Tel-Aviv)

2008: Research proposal on Francophone Jewish Holocaust Poetry, Senior Research Fellowship, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C., USA

2008: Research proposal on French-language Holocaust Poetry, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, USA

2003: Research proposal for work on contemporary French Jewish intellectuals, Fondation du judaïsme français, Paris

2001: Excellence in Teaching Award, Bar-Ilan University

1996: Research proposal for project on French deportation poetry, Israel Science Foundation, Israel

1996-1999: Alon postdoctoral Fellowship, Israel, held at French Department, Bar-Ilan University

1987-1990: Ph.D British Academy Scholarship, held at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Dernière mise à jour : 12/09/2022