Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A conversation with scholar and writer Rebecca Pekron on the life and work of Arthur Rimbaud.

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Dr. Rebecca Pekron recently received her doctorate from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. 

Her dissertation "Que reste-t-il? [What remains?]"  Poetic Approaches to Immortality:  Baudelaire and After explores the concept of immortality in the funerary poetry of the nineteenth century. 

Dr. Pekron graduated from Stanford in 2005 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in French. 

She was a pensionnaire étrangère at the  ENS (École normale supérieure in Paris) from 2008-2009. 

She currently lives in San Francisco, where she is writing her first work of fiction, inspired by the great Edgar Allan Poe.