University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics


Faculty - Carmen Ana Pont


Carmen Ana Pont, Lecturer of French and Spanish

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • C.V.
Area of expertise

XXth Century French literature, Puerto Rican autobiography, Marguerite Yourcenar, genetic criticism, word and image in literature.

Contact Information
Email: Carmen Pont
Office: 542 Waterman

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Carmen Ana Pont holds a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a second Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in France. She devoted the first half of her career to research on the works of French writer Marguerite Yourcenar, in particular to the transcription of her dreams as a form of autobiographical writing. The second half of her professional life she spent in Belgium and France, mostly researching Puerto Rican autobiography, the relationship between word and image in Puerto Rican writing, Luis Palés Matos' novel Litoral and genetic criticism.

Carmen Ana Pont has taught language and literature in universities on both sides of the Atlantic, is the author of two monographs (Yeux ouverts, yeux fermés : la poétique du rêve dans l'œuvre de Marguerite Yourcenar, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 1994 and L'autobiographie au XXe siècle à Porto Rico, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2008). She is also the author of a book of poetry (Vitral, Madrid, Ediciones Torremozas, 2007). Her scholarly articles and her poems have been published in scholarly journals and anthologies in Europe and the United States. Her most recent work is a poetic preface to the paintings of Puerto Rican artist Rafael Trelles (Metamorfosis, Puerto Rico, Terranova Editores, 2009). She currently teaches French and Spanish at the University of Vermont and works on several research and poetry projects.