OPEN STACKS | #52 In Search of French Lit Part Deux: Jordan Stump, Jonathan Larson, & Katie Kadue

May 20th, 2018

This week on Open Stacks, French part deux. Join us for tete-à-tetes with translators Jonathan Larson on Francis Ponge's Nioques of the Early-Spring and Jordan Stump on Marie NDiaye's My Heart Hemmed In, as well as University of Chicago fellow Katie Kadue on Rabelais and domestic georgics.

Find our previous episode on French literature here, featuring University of Chicago professor Alison James, translator Kit Schluter, and Albertine Bookstore bookseller Adam Hocker.

A bilingual (French/English) reading of Marie NDiaye's Three Strong Womenwith N'Diaye herself and Joan Iyiola.


Ponge and a poem. Read from his work on soap at the Paris Review, and an essay on his semiosphere at Asymptote.

Congratulations again to Katie Kadue on winning the 2018 Charles Bernheimer Award for her dissertation, Domestic Georgic from Rabelais to Milton!



  Rabelaisian: marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism.