Alain Toumayan

Professor of French and Francophone Studies


Ph.D., Yale University

M.A., M.Phil.

B.A., University of Pennsylvania 


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.

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