Jean-Jacques Poucel is a critic, poet and translator. He is currently a Visiting Professor of French Contemporary Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches French Literature, Visual Studies and Culture. Previously, he held positions at the University of Yale, Southern Connecticut State University and University of Calgary, Canada.
In 2011, he was the a Fellow at the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata at Universität Köln and he was a visiting professor at University of Paris-Diderot in 2013. He has translated a great number of texts, poetry and academic articles from French and English.
He is the author of Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (UNC Press, 2006) and co-editor of Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec (Yale French Studies 105). A member of the Trans-Oulipo , Jean-Jacques is currently writing a study of French lyrical poetry from the early nineties to the present. He is also active member of the Double-Change and a frequent resident in France.