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Anne Prouteau


Anne Prouteau (Lorient, 1965). Senior lecturer in French literature at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers (France) and vice president of the Society of Camusian Studies, she is involved in promoting the work of the writer.

Her research focuses on contemporary literature, the Camusian corpus in particular. Her doctoral thesis was published under the title Albert Camus ou le présent impérissable, with an epilogue by Paul Viallaneix (Orizons, Universités/Domaine Littéraire, 2008). She was a contributor to the Dictionnaire Camus (Laffont, 2009) and to the Cahiers de L’Herne. Albert Camus (2013). She organized Camus events in 2010 and 2013, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou.

She has also co-organized seminars on Camus, including Lire les Carnets d’Albert Camus, published by Presses Universitaires du Septentrion (2012), and Camus l’artiste, published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes (2015). The proceedings of the third seminar, ‘Camus et les vertiges du sacré’, will be published in 2019.