Elizabeth Muller

Elizabeth Muller

Elizabeth Muller is Associate Professor emeritus at Nantes University and currently teaches British and American literature at the Catholic University of Paris (ICP). Her major field of expertise is poetry, in particular the intersection between English poetry and Mediterranean sources of influence.  

A great deal of her published work is on Yeats’s debt to Greek culture, philosophical as well as literary: “Yeats and the Figure of the Bard,” “Reshaping Chaos: Platonic Elements in Yeats’s A Vision and Later Poetry”, “The Cult of Dionysus in the Work of W. B. Yeats”. One essay, “Yeats’s Prologue to A Vision: The Mask of Derision”, was published in the Yeats Annual N° 19. She also wrote a book on Yeats for the Atlande Editions published in 2007, and co-organized several conferences on the occasion of Yeats’s anniversary in 2009 (at the University of Lille III and Emory University, Atlanta). She has also co-edited and introduced a book on the poetry of Yeats and Hill, published by Peter Lang Editions, for which she wrote an essay on Yeats and Dante’s La Vita Nuova. Her latest essay is in the second edition of the International Yeats Society Annual, “The Paterian Yeats” published in November 2017.