Joshua Jordan


Senior Lecturer in French
Lowenstein 921G
[email protected]
FALL 2023 Office hours (Lincoln Center): 
Tues. & Fri. 11:30-12:30pm; Wed. 11am-12pm & by appointment
Office: Lowenstein 921-G or via Zoom: (Meeting ID: 842 8952 2609)
  • Ph.D. New York University
    M.Phil. New York University
    D.E.A. Université de Paris-IV La Sorbonne
    B.A. University of California-Berkeley

  • Joshua Jordan's research focuses on 20th/21st-century French poetry, poetic theory and stylistics, and on encounters between literature, politics, and the visual arts and dance. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled "Henri Michaux and the Means to No End."

    • FREN 5090 - French for Reading
    • FREN 3060 - Translation & Creative Writing in French
    • 2600 - France: History, Culture, Civilization
    • 2001 - French Language and Literature
    • 1501/1502 - Intermediate French I/II
    • 1001/1002 - Elementary French I/II
  • Joshua Jordan has translated numerous books from French, most recently Étienne Balibar's On Universals (FUP 2020). He is currently translating Isabelle Boni-Claverie's Trop Noire pour être française, for which he won the French Voices Grand Prize for translation in 2020. He also received a French Voices Award for his translation of David Lapoujade's Aberrant Movements: The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze (Semiotexte 2017).