Eric Lawrence Gans

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Research Interests

Background / Education

Honors

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Career History

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Books and monographs

The Discovery of Illusion: Flaubert's Early Works, 1835-37. University of California Press, 1971. vii + 169 pp.

Un Pari contre l'histoire: les premières nouvelles de Mérimée (Mosaïque). Paris: Minard, Archives des lettres modernes, 1972. 55 pp.

Musset et le drame tragique. Paris: Librairie José Corti, 1974. 214 pp.

Le Paradoxe de Phèdre suivi du "Paradoxe constitutif du roman."  Paris: Nizet, 1975. 143 pp.

Essais d'esthétique paradoxale. Paris: Editions Gallimard, 1977. 233 pp.

The Origin of Language: A Formal Theory of Representation. University of California Press, 1981. xiii + 314 pp.

The End of Culture: Toward a Generative Anthropology. University of California Press, 1985. 329 pp + index.

Madame Bovary: The End of Romance. Boston: G. K. Hall (Twayne's Masterwork Studies), 1989. xiii + 138 pp. + index.

Science and Faith: The Anthropology of Revelation. Savage, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990. viii + 129 pp.

Originary Thinking: Elements of Generative Anthropology. Stanford University Press, 1993. ix + 219 pp.

Signs of Paradox: Irony, Resentment, and Other Mimetic Structures. Stanford University Press, 1997. 222 pp.

The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day. Stanford University Press, 2007. 220 pp.

Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl. University of Mississippi Press, 2008. xi + 282 pp.

A New Way of Thinking: Generative Anthropology in Religion, Philosophy, Art. Aurora, Colo.: The Davies Group, 2011. xvi + 294 pp.

The Girardian Origins of Generative Anthropology. Imitatio/Amazon Digital Services, 2012. 112 pp.

bijela krivnja / white guilt. Zagreb, Croatia: Kršćanska Sadašnjost, 2013. 287 pp.

Les fleurs du mal: a new translation. New York: Spuyten Duyvil Publishing, 2015. 584 pp.

Science and Faith: The Anthropology of Revelation. Second edition. Aurora Colo.: Noesis Press (Deferrals & Disciplines), 2015. 133 pp.

Adam Katz and Eric Gans. The First Shall Be The Last: Rethinking Antisemitism. Leiden: Brill, 2015. 217 pp.

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Articles

"Méditation kojévienne sur la critique littéraire." Critique 294 (Nov. 1971): 1009-17.

"Critique culturelle de la modernité." Cahiers internationaux de sociologie LII (Jan.-June 1972): 75-92.

"La chouette de Minerve; essai sur la fin de la littérature." Nouvelle Revue Française 236 (Aug. 1972): 88-93.

"Le soin et le soupçon; les structures constitutives de la poésie lyrique." Revue d'Esthétique XXV, 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972): 407-24.

"Pour une esthétique triangulaire." Esprit 429 (Nov. 1973): 564-81.

"La constitution du discours littéraire." Revue d'Esthétique XXVII, 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974): 17-24.

"Anamorphose du cercle." Critique 329 (Oct. 1974): 927-940.

"Vers un principe d'indétermination en critique littéraire." Revue Romane (Copenhagen) IX, 2 (Nov. 1974): 188-99.

"Education Sentimentale: The hero as storyteller." Modern Language Notes 89, 4 (Fall 1974): 614-25.

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"Le secret d'Octave: secret de Stendhal, secret du roman." Revue des Sciences Humaines XL, 157 (Jan.-Mar. 1975): 85-89.

"Prose poétique." Romanic Review LXVI, 3 (May 1975): 187-98.

"Balzac's Unknowable Masterpiece and the Limits of the Classical Esthetic." Modern Language Notes 90, 4 (French 1975): 504- 16.

"Hyperbole et ironie." Poétique 24 (Fall 1975): 488-94.

"Lettre sur les spectacles." Esprit 452 (Dec. 1975): 793-805.

"Esthétique de la métaphore." Po&sie 1 (1977): 58-73.

"Northrop Frye's Literary Anthropology." Diacritics 8, 2 (Summer 1978): 24-33.

"Pornographie et délire." Po&sie 6 (1978): 110-25.

"Scandal to the Jews, Folly to the Pagans." Diacritics 9, 3 (Fall 1979): 43-53.

"Agonie de la culture rituelle." Po&sie 11 (1980): 117-26.

"Naissance du Moi lyrique: du féminin au masculin." Poétique 46 (Spring 1981): 129-39. English translation: "The Birth of the lyric Self: from Feminine to Masculine." Helios, n.s. 8, 1 (Spring 1981): 33-47.

"Differences." MLN 96 (French, Spring 1981): 792-808.

"La femme en X: Mallarmé anthropologue." Romanic Review LXXII, 3 (May 1981): 285-303.

"Terre promise." (Poem) Po&sie 20 (1982): 62.

"The Victim as Subject: The Esthetico-Ethical System of Rousseau's Rêveries." Studies in Romanticism 21, 1 (Spring 1982): 3-32.

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"Beckett and the Problem of Modern Culture." Sub-Stance XI, 2 (1982): 3-15.

"Mme Dargent: de la différence morale à la différence formelle." Etudes bernanosiennes 17 (1982): 127-44.

"Le Logos de René Girard." In René Girard et le problème du mal (with J.P. Dupuy, M. Deguy, M. Serres, etc.). Paris: Grasset, 1982, 179-214.

"René and the Romantic Model of Self-Centralization." Studies in Romanticism 22, 3 (Fall 1983): 421-35.

"Littérature et ressentiment." Po&sie 29 (1984): 115-25.

"L'origine des structures linguistiques élémentaires." Archives et documents de la société d'histoire et d'épistémologie des sciences du langage 4 (1984): 1-21.

"Mon semblable, mon frère." Stanford French Review 8, 1 (Spring 1984): 75-85.

"The Culture of Resentment." Philosophy and Literature 8, 1 (April 1984): 55-66.

"Désir, représentation, culture." In Violence et vérité (Cerisy colloquium on René Girard) Paris: Editions Grasset, 1985.

"Christian morality and the Pauline Revelation." Semeia 33 (1985): 97-108.

"Art and Entertainment." Perspectives of New Music 24, 1 (Fall-Winter 1985): 24-37.

"Racine et la fin de la tragédie." In Relectures Raciniennes (Biblio 17, 1986): 49-67.

"Sacred Text in Secular Culture." In To Honor René Girard, Stanford French & Italian Studies 34 (1986): 51-64.

"The Necessity of Fiction." Sub-Stance 50 (Sept. 1986): 36-47.

"Romantisme, post-romantisme et marché." Po&sie 44 (1988): 103-18.

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"L'Autre originaire de la poésie." Po&sie 47 (1988): 99-106.

"Maistre and Chateaubriand: Counter-Revolution and Anthropology." Studies in Romanticism 28, 4 (Winter 1989): 559-75. Also contributed the "Introduction" (pp. 527-29) as Guest Editor of this special issue on "French Romanticism and the French Revolution."

"The poem as hypothesis of origin: Lamartine's 'Le Lac.'" In Nineteenth-Century French Poetry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 29-47.

"Flaubert's Scenes of Origin." Romanic Review 81, 2 (Mar. 1990): 189-202.

"The Past and Future of Generative Anthropology: Reflections on the Departmental Colloquium." Paroles Gelées: UCLA French Studies 8 (1990): 35-41.

"The Beginning and End of Esthetic Form." Perspectives of New Music 29, 2 (Summer 1991): 8-21.

"The Last French Novels." Romanic Review 83, 4 (Nov. 1992): 501-16.

"The Unique Source of Religion and Morality." Anthropoetics  1, 1 (June 1995) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap0101/gans.htm): 10 pp. Revised version in Contagion 3 (Spring 1996): 51-65.

"Mimetic Paradox and the Event of Human Origin." Anthropoetics  1, 2 (December 1995) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap0102/mimesis.htm): 15 pp. Italian translation in Scene e linguaggi dell'origine. Antropologia generativa e decostruzione, Rome: Stamen, 2006: 5-28

"Chronicles of Love and Resentment" [selections]. Epoché XX (1995-96): 1-22.

"Plato and the Birth of Conceptual Thought." Anthropoetics  2, 2 (January 1997) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/Ap0202/plato.htm):  11 pp.

"The Holocaust and the Victimary Revolution." In Poetics of the Americas: Race, Founding, and Textuality, Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1997, 123-139.

"Originary Narrative." Anthropoetics 3, 2 (February 1998) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap0302/narrative.htm): 10 pp.

"Aesthetics and Cultural Criticism." boundary 2 25, 1 (Spring 1998): 67-85.

"The Little Bang: The Early Origin of Language."  Anthropoetics 5, 1 (Spring / Summer 1999) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap0501/gans.htm): 6 pp. Also in Contagion 7 (Spring 2000): 1-17.

"The Last Word in Lyric: Mallarmé's Silent Siren."  New Literary History 30, 4 (Autumn 1999): 785-814.

"'Staging as an Anthropological Category.'"  New Literary History 31, 1 (Winter 2000): 45-56.

"The Sacred and the Social: Defining Durkheim's Anthropological Legacy." Anthropoetics 6, 1 (Spring / Summer 2000) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap0601/durkheim.htm): 7 pp.

"Form Against Content: René Girard's Theory of Tragedy." Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 56, 1-2 (Jan.-June 2000): 53-65.

"The Body Sacrificial." In The Body Aesthetic: From Fine Art to Body Modification, ed. Tobin Siebers, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000, 159-78.

"Originary Democracy and the Critique of Pure Fairness." In The Democratic Experience and Political Violence, ed. David Rapoport and Leonard Weinberg, London: Frank Cass, 2001, 308-24. Also issued as Terrorism and Political Violence 12, 3-4 (Autumn/Winter 2000).

"Il sacro generativo : la riabilitazione dell'eredità di Durkheim." Studi Perugini 10 (December 2000): 93-103.

"Mallarmé contra Wagner." Philosophy and Literature  25, 1 (April 2001): 14-30.

(With Ammar Abdulhamid) "A Dialogue on the Middle East and Other Subjects." Anthropoetics 7, 2 (Fall 2001 / Winter 2002) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap0702/dialog.htm): 16 pp. Also (in two parts) in Maaber 8 (Fall 2002) and 9 (Fourth Quarter, 2002). English: http://maaber.50megs.com/eighth_issue/spotlights_2_e.htm and http://maaber.50megs.com/nineth_issue/spotlights_2e.htm; Arabic: http://maaber.50megs.com/eighth_issue/spotlights_2_a.htm and http://maaber.50megs.com/nineth_issue/spotlights_2a.htm.

"Originary and/or Kantian Aesthetics." Poetica (Munich) 35, 3-4 (2003): 335-53.

"End of an Illusion." [on Quentin Tarantino] Cinematic: The Harvard Annual Film Review 2 (2004): 29-31.

"Crônicas de amor e ressentimento - por que a arte desafia a análise." Estética e Arte Contemporânea: entre a crise e a crítica 28-29 (Jan.-Dec. 2004): 73-78.

"The Market and Resentment." In Passions in Economy, Politics, and the Media, ed. Wolfgang Palaver and Petra Steinmar-Pösel, Vienna: Lit Verlag, 2005, 85-102.

"Clouzot's Cruel Crow." p.o.v.: A Danish Journal of Film Studies 20 (12/2005): 51-58.

"John Rawls's Originary Theory of Justice." Contagion 13 (2006): 149-58.

"White Guilt, Past and Future." Anthropoetics  12, 2 (Fall 2006/Winter 2007) (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap1202/wg.htm): 8 pp.

 “Qu’est-ce que la littérature, aujourd’hui?” New Literary History 38, 1 (Winter 2007): 33-41.

(with Antun Pavešković) "Razgovor o generativnoj antropologiji" [Conversation about generative anthropology]; "Podrijetlo jezika" [The origin of language]. Republika (Zagreb) LXIII, 5 (May 2007): 48-76.

“On Firstness” (45-57) and “Generative Anthropology and Bronx Romanticism” (153-164). The Originary Hypothesis: A Minimal Proposal for Humanistic Inquiry (ed. Adam Katz), Davies Publishing Group, 2007.

“Generative Anthropology: A New Way of Thinking?” Anthropoetics 13, 2 (Special GATE Issue, Fall 2007). (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/ap1302/1302gans.htm)

"La priméité: de l'origine à l'Holocauste et au-delà." In René Girard, Paris: L'Herne, 2008, 255-60.

"Religion et connaissance." Intellectica, 50 (2008/3): 61-72.

"René et moi." In For René Girard, ed. Goodhart et al., East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2009, 19-25.

Interview with Blaue Narzisse (http://www.blauenarzisse.de/v3/index.php/aktuelles/971-eric-gans-es-gibt-keinen-zweifel-dass-die-zugehoerigkeit-zu-einer-opfergruppe-von-grossem-vorteil-sein-kann), August 2009.

"Hermeneutika" [Hermeneutics]. Republika (Zagreb) LXVI, 1 (January 2010): 46-50.

"A Brief Analysis of Deconstruction." Dialectic (U of Utah School of Architecture), 1 (2011-12): 31-34.

"Eric Gans traduit Les Fleurs du Mal de Baudelaire." [Introduction and translations of twelve sonnets.] Po&sie 144 (Fall 2013): 146-58.

Foreword to Ammar Abdulhamid, The Irreverent Activist. Self-published, 2014: xxiii-xxvi.

"On the One Medium." In Mimesis, Movies, and Media, (Violence, Desire, and the Sacred 3), ed. Cowdell, Fleming, and Hodge. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2015, 7-15.

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Public Lectures

"Discourse and Sacrifice." Symposium on Language, Sexuality, Repression, UC Irvine, April 1975.

"What is Criticism?" Occidental College, March 1976.

"Realism and the Mimetic Crisis." Johns Hopkins University Philological Association, November 1977.

"The Esthetics of Elementary Linguistic Structures." Cornell University, April 1978; Johns Hopkins University, May 1978.

"The Problem of Modern Culture (Beckett)." University of Oregon, March 1981; UCLA, October 1981.

"Robbe-Grillet's Ritual Narrative." Special Session on History in Fiction and the Fictions of History, MLA Los Angeles, December 1982.

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"Resentment and the Cultural Text." Special Session on René Girard, MLA Los Angeles, December 1982.

"The Culture of Resentment." University of Washington, February 1983.

"Sacred Text in Secular Culture." Symposium on Text as Culture / Culture as Text, UCLA, March 1983.

"Désir, représentation, culture." Colloque René Girard, Cerisy-la-Salle (France), June 1983.

"Rousseau and Romanticism." Special Session on The Nineteenth Century Reads the Eighteenth, MLA Washington DC, December 1984.

"Nuclear Anthropology." Special Session on Nuclear Criticism, MLA Washington DC, December 1984.

"Generative Anthropology and the Origin of Language." California State University, Northridge Critical Theory Group, March 1985.

"Modernity and Post-Modernity: Beckett, Duras." UC Santa Barbara, May 1985.

"Generative Anthropology: Toward a Human Science." California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, October 1986.

"L'Autre originaire de la poésie." Rencontres sur la poésie, Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure), June 1988.

"Originary Fiction." University of Konstanz (Germany), Seminar on Fictionality, July 1988.

"The Anthropological Idea of God" and "Flaubert's Scenes of Origin." University of Washington, October 1988.

"Maistre and Chateaubriand: Two Counter-Revolutionary Anthropologists." Colloquium on The Writer as Revolutionary, UCLA, March 1989.

"Flaubert's Scenes of Origin." University of California, Riverside, March 1990.

"Originary Ethics and Originary Criticism." University of Michigan, March 1990.

"The Originary Principles of Ethics." Colloquium on The Social Bond, University of Washington, April 1990.

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"The Promise of Generative Anthropology." Colloquium on Generative Anthropology, UCLA, April 1990.

"The Beginning and End of Esthetic Form." Keynote Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Oakland, November 1990.

"Mallarmé, Wagner, and the Power of Music." Colloquium on Music and Power, University of Washington, May 1991.

"Naissance de la pensée conceptuelle (Platon)." Collège de Philosophie, Paris, December 1991.

"The Holocaust and the Victimary Revolution." Colloquium on Intertextuality in the Americas, Louisiana State University, June 1992.

"The Generative Theory of Speech-Acts." Annual meeting of the Language Origins Society, Cambridge University (England), September 1992.

"Lyric and the Transcendence of Politics." Session on Anthropoetics, MMLA, Minneapolis, November 1993.

"Minimal Utopias and the Persistence of the Origin." French Literature section of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, San Francisco, November 1994.

"Mallarmé's Originary Scene." Session on "contraintes et libertés," Colloquium on Twentieth-Century French Studies, Stanford, March 1995.

"The Unique Source of Religion and Morality." Annual meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R), Chicago, June 1995.

"The Spirit of the Humanities." Symposium on Spirituality: Plurality and Unity, UCLA, September 1995.

"Baudelaire and the Paradox of Modernity." University of Nevada, Reno, March 1996.

"Originary Democracy and the Critique of Pure Fairness." Conference on Democracy and Violence, UCLA and University of Nevada, Reno, Alpine Meadows, CA, September 1997.

"Staging as an Anthropological Category."  Charting Literary Anthropology: A Conference on the Work of Wolfgang Iser, UC Irvine, May 1999.

"The Origin of Language: Violence Deferred or Violence Denied?" Annual meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R), Atlanta, June 1999.

"Form against Content: René Girard's Theory of Tragedy." Annual meeting of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, New York City, October 1999.

"Minimally Transgressing the Originary Taboo." French Department, UC Irvine, May 2000.

"The Sacred and the Social: Defining Durkheim's Anthropological Legacy." Colloquium on Transfiguring the Sacred, UCLA Humanities Consortium, May 2000.

Discussant, "Faut-il (encore) avoir peur de la mondialisation?" Les Grands O de Sciences Po; lecture "L'homme, le grand oublié?" Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, March 2001.

"The Anthropology of Revelation (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)." Brigham Young University, November 2001.

"The Scenic Imagination: From Hobbes to Freud." French & Francophone Studies Faculty-Student Colloquium, UCLA, November 2001.

"On the aesthetic applications of Generative Anthropology." Freie Universität, Berlin, December 2001.

"Sept. 11th and the End of (US) History." JFK-Institut, Freie Universität, Berlin, December 2001.

"Der Mensch und die Gewalt (On Violence and the Human)."  Katholische Akademie, Berlin, December 2001. 

"Postmodern, Post-millennial, Post-September 11th." Workshop Nach der Postmoderne, Freie Universität, Berlin, March 2002.

"Generative Anthropology and René Girard." Annual meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R), Purdue University, June 2002.

"Victor Hugo, hélas?" Bon anniversaire Victor Hugo (panel), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, November 2002.

"Roy Rappaport and the Originary Anthropology of Religion." Keynote address, Symposium on the Symbolism and Politics of the Sacred, Catholic University of America, March 2003. Also at Brigham Young University, March 2003.

"What's New and Old about the Origin of Language." Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2003.

"La décadence." Alliance Française, Pasadena, April 2003.

"De 1848 à 1851 avec Gustave Flaubert (et quelques autres)." American Association of Teachers of French, Southern California (AATF-SC), Whittier College, April 2003.

"Resentment and the Market." Annual meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R), Faculty of Theology, Innsbruck University, Austria, June 2003.

"Antisemitism from a Judeocentric Perspective." Annual meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R), Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, June 2004.

"Why Art Defies Analysis." Conference on Contemporary Aesthetics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sol, Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 2004.

"Carole Landis: La plus belle fille du monde..." UCLA French & Francophone Studies Department, October 2004.

"Religion and the Limits of Darwinian Evolution." Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), March 2005.

"White Guilt and the Originary Jew." Wesleyan University (Middletown CT), March 2005.

"John Rawls's Originary Theory of Justice." Simon Fraser University (BC), November 2005.

"On Literary and Cinematic Realism." American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Princeton University, March 2006.

"Generative Anthropology: A New Way of Thinking?" Generative Anthropology Thinking Event (GATE) I, Kwantlen University College/University of British Columbia (Vancouver), July 2007.

"The Religion of Impending Disaster." Violence, Disaster, and the Crisis of Representation: 12th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, October 2007.  

"The Originary Hypothesis and the Scene of Human Origin." University of Nevada, Las Vegas, February 2008; also at Rockdale, UT (sponsored by Z[ion]-Arts, Springdale, Utah).

"Esthetics and Transcendence." Second Generative Anthropology Summer Conference, Chapman University (Orange CA), June 2008.

"Carole Landis: A Bronx Romantic's Reflections on Public Beauty." Writers' Conference, University of Western Sydney (Bankstown, NSW, Australia), November 2008.

"Religion and Originary Anthropology." University of Sydney (Australia), November 2008.

"An Introduction to Generative Anthropology: The Case of Hamlet." Bar-Ilan University (Israel), December 2008.

"The Ethical Paradox and the Origins of Victimary Thought." Third Generative Anthropology Summer Conference, University of Ottawa, June 2009.

"Originary Thinking and Victimary Politics." Conference on The Political Dimension of Sacrifice, Trinity College, Oxford, September 2009.

"Haven't We Always Been Modern?" Fourth Generative Anthropology Summer Conference, Westminster College, Salt Lake City / Brigham Young University, June 2010.

"The Originary Hypothesis." Thinking the Human Conference, Stanford University, November 2010.

"The Jewish Barber." Fifth Generative Anthropology Summer Conference, High Point University, High Point, N.C., May 2011.

"World War II and the Victimary Era." Sixth Generative Anthropology Summer Conference (held jointly with the Colloquium on Violence and Religion and the Japan Girard Society), International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, July 2012.

"Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos." Seventh Generative Anthropology Summer Conference, UCLA, June 2013.

"L'anthropologie générative comme grammatologie." Colloque René Girard - Jacques Derrida, Association Recherches Mimétiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, November 2013.

"Generative Anthropology as Grammatology." Eighth Generative Anthropology Summer Conference, Victoria, BC, June 2014.

"L'être et le néant à l'origine de l'humain." Colloque René Girard - Jean-Paul Sartre, Association Recherches Mimétiques, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, December 2014.

"War and Peace, the Human Condition: Levinas and Generative Anthropology." American Institute of Levinassian Studies, Alliance Française of Los Angeles, April 2016.

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Book Reviews

Review article on five critical works. Modern Fiction Studies 15, 2 (Summer 1969): 302-308.

Pierre Emmanuel, Baudelaire: The Paradox of Redemptive Satanism (tr. R. Cargo). L'esprit créateur XIII, 4 (Winter 1973): 366-367.

Charles Castella, Structures romanesques et vision sociale chez G. de Maupassant. L'esprit créateur XV, 3 (Fall 1975): 398-399.

Peter Jones, Philosophy and the Novel. MLN, 91, 4 (French issue 1976): 762-764.

Aragon, R. Debray-Genette et al, Essais de critique génétique. Romanic Review LXXI, 4 (November 1980): 445-447.

Poetry of Robert Marteau. Sulfur 2 (1981): 244-247.

R. A. Leigh (ed), Rousseau after Two Hundred Years: Proceedings of the Cambridge Bicentennial Colloquium. Studies in Romanticism, 24, 3 (Fall 1985): 433-436.

Rebecca Pauly, Le Berceau et la bibliothèque. French Forum 16, 2 (May 1991): 238-240.

Beryl Schlossman, The Orient of Style: Modernist Allegories of Conversion. French Forum 18, 1 (January 1993): 106-108.

Jacques Derrida, The Gift of Death. Epoché XX (1995-96): 81-87.

Derek Freeman, The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead: A Historical Analysis of Her Samoan Research.  Heterodoxy 7, 3-4 (June-July 1999): 22-23.

Thomas Bertonneau and Kim Paffenroth, The Truth is Out There: Christian Faith and the Classics of TV Science Fiction (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2006). University Bookman 45, 2 (Spring 2007): 43-46.

Marcel Fournier, Emile Durkheim: A Biography (tr. David Macey). Journal of Anthropological Research 69 (2013): 428-29.

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About

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Gans

Stéphane Vinolo. René Girard: Du mimétisme à l'hominisation. L'Harmattan, 2005. Ch. 4, part iii: 207-16. "L'anthropologie générative d'Eric Gans."

Wolfgang Iser. How to do theory. Blackwell, 2006. Ch. 10: 131-43. "Anthropological theory: Gans."

The Originary Hypothesis: A Minimal Proposal for Humanistic Inquiry (ed. Adam Katz), Davies Publishing Group, 2007.

Andrew Bartlett. Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture, 15/16 (2008-2009): 89-172. "From First Hesitation to Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking with Eric Gans."

Thomas F. Bertonneau. The Brussels Journal (http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/3995), July 5, 2009. "Eric L. Gans on Language, Culture, God, and the Market."

Thomas F. Bertonneau. The Brussels Journal (http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/4167), November 11, 2009. "The Gist of Eric L. Gans: From The Origin of Language to The Scenic Imagination."

Roman Katsman. "Eric Gans's Thinking on Origin, Culture, and the Jewish Question vis-à-vis Hermann Cohen's Heritage." Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy 23 (2015): 236–255.

Miscellaneous

Chaired panel on "Ecriture, sociologie, anthropologie" at the XXe Century French Studies Colloquium, The Claremont Colleges, February 1988.

Guest editor of special Fall 1989 issue of Studies in Romanticism on the French Revolution and French literature.

Organized and participated in Colloquium on Generative Anthropology, UCLA, April 1990.

Chaired panel on "Anthropoetics" at the MLA annual meeting in San Diego, December 1994.

Gave eight talks and served as respondent at weekly colloquium of the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, 1995-2000.

Founded Anthropoetics: The Electronic Journal of Generative Anthropology (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/) May 1995.

WWW column, "Chronicles of Love and Resentment" (http://www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu/views/home.html), July 1995 - present; 507 Chronicles through February 2016.

Organized five-colloquium series on "Generative Anthropology and Religion" for UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, Spring 1997.

Co-organized (with Françoise Lionnet) conference "Toward an Anthropological Humanism?" UCLA, March 2002.

Distinguished Resident Professor, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2003.

Co-chaired seminar on "Anthropological and Cultural Theory" at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Princeton University, March 2006.

Participated in nine annual Generative Anthropology Summer Conferences: UBC - Vancouver (2007), Chapman U - Orange, CA (2008), Ottawa U (2009), Westminster College - Salt Lake City and Brigham Young U - Provo, Utah (2010), High Point U., NC (2011), International Christian University, Tokyo (2012), UCLA (2013), Victoria, B.C. (2014), High Point U., NC (2015). 

Chroniques d'outre-Atlantique for Association Recherches Mimétiques, begun November 2015. Three chroniques as of April 2016. (http://www.rene-girard.fr/57_p_44718/chronique-d-eric-gans.html )

Avocations

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Eric Gans / gans@humnet.ucla.edu