Alain P. Toumayan

Professor of French 


B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Research Profile

Toumayan concentrates on 19th- and 20th-century French literature. He has published a monograph on the problem of evil in Barbey d'Aurevilly, Huysmans and Baudelaire, various articles on 19th- and 20th-century subjects, and a Festschrift on literary generations. In 2003, he published Encountering the Other: The Artwork and the Problem of Difference in Blanchot and Levinas. In 2000, Toumayan was appointed Director of Notre Dame's Program in Philosophy and Literature.

Contact Information

347 Decio Faculty Hall
Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556