Peggy Pacini

Peggy Pacini is teaching translation at the University of Cergy Pontoise, France. She is the author of a Ph.D thesis on “Jack Kerouac’s Duluoz Legend:  A Franco-American Odyssey” and of several articles on Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation.

Her work on Jack Kerouac mostly focuses on the influence of his French Canadian ethnic background on his Legend (“Roots Always Precede Routes: On the Road, through a Glass Darkly,” “Jack Kerouac, un auteur politiquement incorrect en Franco-Américanie: retour sur une ethnicité invisible,” “Les romans de Lowell : des romans géographes; ou géographie du territoire de l’identité chez Jack Kerouac,” “Recherches généalogiques et odyssées familiales dans Satori in Paris de Jack Kerouac et dans American Ghosts de David Plante: de la Nouvelle-Angleterre à la France, en passant par la Nouvelle-France,” “ ‘American Ghosts’: Jack Kerouac et David Plante, écriture de la rupture et de la continuité en Franco-Américanie”), as well as on Jack Kerouac’s legacy on Quebec’s contemporary writers (“L’ombre de Jack Kerouac sur le roman québécois contemporain: influence, filiation, rejet?”). She also worked on the hobo figure in The Dharma Bums, On the Road and The Vanishing American Hobo, on Kerouac’s Bop Prosody (“Spontaneous bop prosody: Jack Kerouac’s verbal jazz”).

She is now working on the French translation of The Letters of Allen Ginsberg for Gallimard.

One Response to Peggy Pacini

  1. Erik Mortenson says:

    Dear Peggy,

    Hello! This is Erik, we met at the conference in Middleburg, if you remember. We had discussed the possibility of doing an on-line project with our students involving Kerouac’s On the Road. I was planning on teaching the novel next semester between April 15th and the 26th and wondered if you were still interested in setting up an on-line dialogue? Hope all is well, Erik.


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