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Joshua Jordan


Senior Lecturer in French
Lowenstein 921G
[email protected]
SPRING 2023 Office hours (Lincoln Center): 
T: 11:30am-12:30pm; W: 12pm-1pm; F: 11:30am-12:30pm; & by appointment


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."

Courses taught

  • 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).