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"Culbert convincingly shows how in their travel accounts, diverse colonial and postcolonial authors such as Eugene Fromentin, Jean Paulhan, Michel Leiris, Roland Barthes, and Rachid Boudjedra are always caught in a double bind of mobility and stasis."—C.B. Kerr, Choice
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John Culbert teaches at Scripps College and has published articles in numerous journals, including October, Postmodern Culture, Qui Parle, and L’Esprit Créateur.

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John Culbert was born in Tokyo and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. A scholar of modern French literature and culture, he is also a writer of experimental short fiction. He is the author of Paralyses, winner of the 2011 Modern Language Association Scaglione Prize for French Studies. His short stories have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Wave Composition, The Manchester Review and Harvard Review. A book of collected short fictions, The Purgatory Press & After the End, was published in 2013 by Perfect Edge Books. He lives in Vancouver, where he teaches in the French Program at the University of British Columbia.

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