4 November 2012 § Leave a Comment
We have set up a facebook page, to act as a meeting place for interested alumni, current students, and all those who are interested in writing, translating, and reading, and have some relation to AUP.
We know that undergraduates are looking for a place where they can draw on the wisdom of our alumni. It would be great if this page could make that easier.
So if you are on facebook, you might like to like us there too.
1 November 2012 § Leave a Comment
I am currently in the second year of my Master of Fine Arts Program in creative writing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, concentrating in the genre of poetry. It was in Paris and at AUP that my incredible professors lit the literary spark within me, turning my poetic consciousness into a burning flame, and as my mentor and former teacher Jeffrey Greene likes to say, “ruined my life.” Unable to ever stop writing, I dove into my master’s studies last year, enrolling in workshops with wonderful poets, and exploring my new city of Boston. The fall foliage in full splendor, the reds and yellows welcomed me with open arms. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that Boston is not Paris—but then again, nowhere, I think, will ever be able to compare.
Last year I worked on an afterschool community outreach teaching program called EmersonWrites, teaching inner-city high school students creative writing. This year I have earned a position on staff as a teaching and research assistant to a professor in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing department. This has been a wonderful look into the world of academia, assisting with research and undergraduate classes on modernist and contemporary American poetry.
In Boston I have also been able to get a look at the publishing world. This past summer I worked at the literary and political magazine The Boston Review, as well as currently reading submissions for a literary arts journal, Redivider.
I am looking forward to finishing this year of coursework and writing my master’s thesis next fall, a collection of poetry.
27 May 2011 § Leave a Comment
We’d like to wish all of the new graduates well – we’ll try to get some pictures of graduation up, and hope to see their profiles on this site very soon.
Very warm wishes to:
Anna Beer (CL major)
Sophia Bogner (CL major)
Kaitlyn Cawley (CL major)
Alexia Chalendon (CL major)
Bethsabee Ory (LCA major)
Dalea Reichgott (LCA major)
Hannah Waldhorn (CL major)
27 May 2011 § Leave a Comment
Graduating in Comp Lit in May 2007, I had the incredible opportunity of interning with BusinessWeek magazine (now Bloomberg BusinessWeek) in their Paris bureau.
An intern in this case meant a very poorly paid reporter (I did have that magical booklet of Tickets Restaurant: if given the chance, I would write an entirely separate blog post on how great those are!) but the bureau chief let me pitch my own stories and run with my own ideas. While I wrote a lot about the French luxury market and learned the entire process of running a magazine, I was thrust into the throes of financial reporting when the initial economic crisis begin to set in, late summer of 2007. « Read the rest of this entry »
29 April 2011 § 1 Comment
Originally from Clearwater Florida, I grew up performing in musical comedies with a traveling theatre troupe. Working at a car wash outside of high school hours permitted me to save up enough money to get the hell out of Florida and I first came to Paris at the age of 18 as a model.
27 April 2011 § Leave a Comment
Read an interview with Jan Steyn (2008) about his translation of Edouard Levé’s novel, Suicide, which was published by Dalkey Archive Press. It is his second translation (both of them were written when he was a student at AUP, first in the Department of Comparative Literature and English, then in the MA in Cultural Translation).
His first translation, also published by Dalkey Archive Press, was Alix’s Journal, by Alix Cleo Roubaud.
26 April 2011 § 1 Comment
25 April 2011 § 1 Comment
I left AUP in December of 1999. I was able to finish a few general education courses in California and return to Paris in May of 2000 to graduate with a BA in comparative literature. At that point I had no intention of returning to any sort of studies, despite the efforts of my professors to convince me that having a career as a professor would also give me the time to do what I had always wanted: write fiction. After less than a year as a secretary in a sales office, I decided to go back to school to at least avoid for a time the working world.
17 April 2011 § Leave a Comment
My name is María Tubio and I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I went to AUP, where I majored in Comparative Literature and also did a minor in French. What can I say about the time I spent at AUP? Well, when I think about it sometimes I wonder if it all really happened, if all the great experiences I had in Paris were real…. Seriously, sometimes I ask myself, “Did I really go to Italy with my class just to practice Italian? Did I really go to the Louvre and to the theater with my AUP professors? Did I really read about Javert’s death in Les Misérables while I was sitting next to the Seine?” I have too many memories! Perhaps that’s why I can’t believe all those things actually happened in such a short period of time. « Read the rest of this entry »
14 April 2011 § Leave a Comment
After graduating from AUP in 1992, I moved to London and married a man I met in Paris (to whom I am still married) and got my break in publishing through a job as an Americanization editor for Usborne Books, a British children’s book publisher. I will always remember my first day, sitting in my tiny cubicle, in total wonder that I was getting paid to read.