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Eric Athenot elected Vice President for International Relations

Published on the May 17, 2016 Updated on the May 17, 2016

on the April 15, 2016

Nominated by UPEC President Olivier Montagne, the VP for International Relations was elected by the members of the board of directors on April 15, 2016.

Eric Athenot is a professor of American literature in the Language, Literature, and Humanities Department as well as a member of IMAGER, where he leads the Text, Images and Sounds (TIES) research group. Athenot’s work focuses essentially on American poetry, more specifically on Robert Lowell, the topic of his doctoral thesis, and Walt Whitman. He is particularly interested in writing about the self and in the performative strategies adopted by modern poetry.