Personnel de l'université

Michel FEITH

Professeur des Universités Directeur du Département d'Etudes Anglaises


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Discipline(s) enseignée(s)

Littérature américaine, Littératures ethniques américaines, Traduction, Cinéma américain,

Thèmes de recherche

Littératures ethniques américaines (Noire américaine, Amérindienne) Tricksters ethniques Identités ethniques américaines

Activités / CV

iu____uyèj Michel Feith is a Professor in American Literature at the University of Nantes, France, head of the English Department, and a member of the Center for Research on Identities, Nations and Intercultural Studies (CRINI). He has published articles on the multicultural literature of the United States, focusing especially on Maxine Hong Kingston, Gerald Vizenor, N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, John Edgar Wideman, Percival Everett and the Harlem Renaissance. His recent work includes a collection of essays edited with Pr. Claudine Raynaud, Troubled Legacies: Heritage/Inheritance in American Minority Literatures, (Cambridge Scholars, 2015) and a monograph on John Wideman, John Edgar Wideman and Modernity: A Critical Dialogue (University of Tennessee Press, 2019).

List of Publications :


Books :

 FEITH, Michel. John Edgar Wideman and Modernity : A Critical Dialogue. Knoxville, TN : University of Tennessee Press, 2019.

Editor :


FABRE, Geneviève et Michel FEITH,eds. Jean Toomer and the Harlem Renaissance. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001.


FABRE, Geneviève et Michel FEITH,eds. "Temples for Tomorrow":Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.


     FEITH,Michel, dir. Nationalismes et régionalismes : Survivances du romantisme ? Nantes, CRINI, 2004.


     FEITH, Michel, dir. Nationalismes et régionalismes: Des nations, avec ou sans Etat. Nantes, CRINI, 2005.


     FEITH, Michel, dir. Nationalismes et régionalismes: Amériques Modes d'emploi. Nantes,CRINI Editions, 2008.


            FEITH et P. MARTINEZ-VASSEUR, eds. Paroles de vainqueurs, paroles de vaincus : réécritures et révisions.Nantes : CRINI, 2011.

Guest Editor: Black Studies Papers N°1, University of Bremen, 2014.

FEITH, Michel and C. RAYNAUD, eds. Troubled Legacies : Heritage/Inheritance in American Minority Literatures. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2015.




-         In books


a)      International


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Signifying Monkey : A Diasporic Critical Myth. Geneviève Fabre and Klaus Benesch, eds. African Diasporas in the New and the Old Worlds: Consciousness and Imagination. Amsterdam, RODOPI, 2004. 

 “Philosophy in The Basement: The Heritage of Ancient Greek Philosophy in Percival Everett’s The Water Cure.” FEITH, Michel and Claudine RAYNAUD, eds. Troubled Legacies : Heritage/Inheritance in American Minority Literatures. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. 49-68.


-         In Reviews and Journals (selection)

"A Chain of Letters: Correspondences with the Epistolary Novel in John Edgar Wideman's The Cattle Killing". Lettres Noires: Insistance de la lettre dans la littérature afro-américaine. Profils Americains, P. U. de la Méditerranée, 2012, 99-122.

"The Art of Torture in The Water Cure, by Percival Everett", Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines, 2012/2, N°132. 90-104.


 "Hire-a-Glyph: Hermetics and Hermeneutics in Percival Everett's Glyph." The Canadian Review of American Studies. Vol 43, N° 2/2013. 301-319.


"Intertextual Homelands, Reimagined Communities In Two Southwestern Novels by Louis Owens". Ranam: Recherches anglaises et américaines, Special Issue: Imagined Communities, Recuperated Homelands. U. Strasbourg. N°46/2013. 121-134.


“‘Death's Other Kingdom’: Absence, Loss, and Mourning in Percival Everett by Virgil Russell by Percival Everett.” Caliban 56, 2016. 163-177.

« “Montage of a Dream Deferred” : Le Projet Fanon de John Edgar Wideman ». Revue française d'études américaines 154, Mai 2018. 63-76.

“Tracking the Slave Narrative in Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad (2016).” Revue française d'études américaines 157, Hiver 2018. 146-60.

“Philosophy Embedded in Space: Rethinking the Frontier in Percival Everett's Western Novels.” African American Review 52.1, Spring 2019. 87-99.