Maître de Conférences



Bureau A108, UFR Lettres et Langues

Heures de réception : lundi 14h-15h
mardi 13h-14h (semestre 2)



– Maître de conférences
– Membre du laboratoire de recherche FORELL, Equipe B1


– Doctorat, Etudes anglophones, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne, 1992
– MFA in English, University of Iowa, 1985


Maître de conférences à Poitiers depuis 1994


Littérature des XXe et XXIe siècles, Histoire des idées



Back in the Game, Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, New York, 2012, 205 p. ISBN: 978-1579622657.
The Contractor, Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, New York, 2007, 200 p. ISBN: 978-1579621735.
Nice, Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, New York, 2001, 253 p. ISBN: 978-1579620387.
Apology For Big Rod, Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, New York, 1997, 156 p. ISBN: 978-1877946936.

Direction et co-direction de volumes collectifs
Philip Larkin and the Poetics of Resistance, co-dir. avec Andrew McKeown, Editions l’Harmattan, Paris, 2006, 238 p. ISBN: 978-2747597791.

Articles et chapitres d’ouvrages
– “Still Kicking: George Saunders and ‘Shadow Realism’”, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012.
-« Parody in Philip Larkin: A Trick Which Dispels Fear, » Euphony Journal, Vol. 12 No. 1, November 2012, http://euphonyjournal.com/.
-“Orwell’s Hippopotamus, or the Writer as Historical Anachronism, New England Review, Vol. 32 No. 3, 2011, pp. 101-108.
-“Performing the Curmudgeon: The Toothless Lion,” Culture, Society and Masculinities, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011, pp. 62-73, ISSN: 1941-5583.
-“Zenith on the Horizon: Junot Diaz, Garrison Keillor and American Boosterism,” Thought Catalog, February 2011, http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/zenith-on-the-horizon-junot-diaz-garrison-keillor-and-american-boosterism/#lyxU4OzlZoCbhu2s.99
– “’Shaving Cream’ and Other Mind Rhymes,” The Antioch Review, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2009, pp. 158-163.
-“Varieties of Restraint in Richard Ford’s A Multitude of Sins”, dans Les péchés innombrables de Richard Ford, et quelques autres, dir. G. Préher et B. Zaugg, Presses Universitaires de Metz, 2008, pp. 277-288. ISBN: 9782917403037.
-“Camping With Larkin,” dans Philip Larkin and the Poetics of Resistance, dir. A. McKeown and C. Holdefer, Paris, l’Harmattan, 2006, pp. 67-80. ISBN: 978-2747597791.
-“France and American Literature: The Crocodile Beckons.” World Literature Today, Vol. 3, No. 2, July-September 2003, pp. 49-51.
-“Reading the Enigma: The Play Within the Play,” La Licorne: L’Enigme, dir. S. Bikialo & J. Dürrenmatt et, No. 64, 2003, pp. 41-50.
-“The Blank Slate, the Ready Mask: Uses of the Retarded in American Fiction,” Mythes et représentations aux Etats-Unis: normes et autorité , dir. S. Ricard, l’Université de Provence, 1997, pp. 43-53.
-“The Spoils of Utz,” Cahiers du FORELL, dir. C. Verley, n° 4, November 1994, pp. 65-81.
-“The Other Whale: The Ideology of Passive Acceptance in the Work of Henry Miller,” Voix et Langages, dir. S. Ricard, l’Université de Provence, 1994, pp. 51-64.
-“Finding a Voice For Sexual Experience in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt, » Voix et Langages, dir. S. Ricard, l’Université de Provence, 1993, pp. 53-66.

Productions libres

-“Just Desserts,” Slice Magazine, “Mistakes and Regrets,” No. 11, Fall 2012, pp. 129-133.
-“Birds,” Bound Off, No. 79, August 2012, http://www.boundoff.com/archive.html
-“Wild West Show,” Aethlon, Vol. XX, No. 2, Spring 2003, pp. 109-122.
-“The Leo Interview,” North American Review, Vol. 283 Nos. 3 & 4, May/June & July August, 1998, pp. 21-23.
-“Why I Wear A Hat,” Southern Humanities Review, Vol. 31, Summer, 1997, pp. 253-268.
-“Prospects of Joy,” The Book of Eros: Arts and Letters From Yellow Silk, Eds. Lily Pond et Richard Russo, New York, Harmony Books, 1995, pp. 233-243. ISBN: 978-0517799628
-“Boy With Newspapers,” Panurge, 15/16, April 1992, pp. 176-189.
-“The Beat in the Distance,” Paris Transcontinental 5, Spring 1992, pp. 63-71.
-“Sisters,” Yellow Silk, No. 39 Spring/Summer 1992, pp. 31-35.
-“A New Life,” Yellow Silk, No. 35 Winter 1990-91, pp. 23-24, 48.
-“The Miüsov Festival,” The Florida Review, Vol. XVII No. 1, Spring/Summer 1990, pp. 104-114.
-“The Happiness Machine,” Caliban 7, 1989, pp. 154-159.
-“Dancing,” The New England Review, Vol. 10 No. 2, Winter 1987, pp. 157-176.

-“Information Age,” The Los Angeles Review, No. 12 November 2012.
-“The Plans,” Gargoyle, No. 59, Fall 2012.
-“Story Problem” and “Community,” Caliban Online, No. 5, October 2011, http://www.calibanonline.com/05/index.html, pp. 89-90.
-“Florilège,” Revue Française d’Etudes Américaines, 2004/2 (N° 100), p. 76.
-“Letter of Rec,” North American Review, Vol. 284 No. 5, September/October 1999, p. 22.
-“The First Fruitcake,” 100 Words, Vol. 6, Number 2, 1998, p. 21.
-“Story of Ralph,” The North American Review, Vol. 277 No. 4, Summer 1992, pp. 25-26.

Voir http://charlesholdefer.com/Reviewarchive.html


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