Texas Tech University

French Faculty

Dr. Bruno Penteado

Assistant Professor of French

Office: CMLL 248


Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Brown University
D.E.A. French, Université de Genève

My research is mainly concerned with 18th- and 19th-century French literature, continental philosophy, and the intersections of literature and philosophy. I am also interested in literary and critical theory, intellectual history, and film studies.

My current book project Wishing to Conclude: Stupidity, Philosophy, and the French Novel investigates the legitimization of stupidity as an object of philosophical inquiry in 20th-century and contemporary French philosophy and suggests that such conceptualization is highly indebted to the French novel.

My work has appeared in such journals as Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, and Forum for Modern Language Studies, among other venues.



CMLL French Language & Area Studies

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    CMLL Building, 2906 18th St, Lubbock, TX 79409
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