Brunel Pierre

Corresponding members V. Department of Philological Sciences
Brunel Pierre

Date of birth:

  • 1939

Place of birth:

  • Moutardon, Francuska


Brunel Pierre

Corresponding members V. Department of Philological Sciences

Academic titles:

  • Doctor of Science
  • professor, retired

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Departmetn of Philological Sciences (1/30/1997 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Pierre Brunel (born July 17, 1939) is a French academic and literary critic specializing in comparative literature. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure, he prepared two theses on Paul Claudel (Doctorate of State, 1970). Professor at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne since 1970, he headed the Department of French and Comparative Literature from 1982 to 1989 and was the director of the French Civilization Courses at the Sorbonne.

He founded the Centre for Research in Comparative Literature (CRLC) in 1981 and has directed it until retirement. He was President of the College of Comparative Literature (CLC), which he founded in 1995.

He has supervised 120 doctoral theses in comparative literature. His efforts in favor of this discipline, his numerous works and his international influence earned him to be elected in July 1995 member of the Institut universitaire de France to the chair of comparative literature and renewed in this chair in 2000.

A member of the International Association of Comparative Literature (AILC), he maintains relations with comparatists around the world. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel and is a member of the London-based Academia Europaea.

He founded and directed several collections: Recherches actuelles en littérature comparée at the Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne in 1985, La Salamandre at the Imprimerie nationale in 1989 (about fifty volumes published), and Musique et musiciens with Xavier Darcos at the Presses universitaires de France in 1999.
He participates in the Groupe d’Études balzaciennes, has prefaced and annotated several works by Balzac and directed a conference on this author at Paris4-Sorbonne (Balzac: temps et mémoire)

Appointed in 2001 vice-president of the board of directors of Paris IV, he retired in April 2008.

He is credited with the affirmation of the Croatian language and literature in France and for the introduction of the subject Croatian Studies at the Sorbonne in 1990.

e was elected a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1997.

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