After obtaining a BA in literary studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Camille Readman Prud’homme joined the MA program in creative writing at the same institution, for which she received the FARE, the FRQSC and the SSHRC scholarships. She pursued her master’s thesis under the supervision of poet and essayist Pr. René Lapierre. Her thesis was entitled Pendant se taire suivi de Ce que je suis dans le noir, and focused on the relationships between corporality, writing and speaking, and the experience and expression of discrepancies. The completion of this project opened the desire for another one, and Camille therefore realized she had the impulse to pursue doctoral studies, to engage with longer research that would dwell on the relationships with writing and expressions of failure and vulnerability.
Camille frequently collaborates as a poet with various literary magazines in and out of Quebec, such as Fermaille, Zinc, Estuaire, Fracas and Moebius. In 2013, she participated to the book Fermaille: Anthology, that reunited various poetic texts produced in the context of the Printemps Érable, a broad student strike that took place in 2012. In 2018, she won Moebius’ annual “Prix du public” for her text “Majesté”. In June 2021, she released a collection of poetry entitled Quand je ne dis rien je pense encore, published at l’Oie de Cravan.
At NYU, Camille wishes to work on a specific project entitled “The Enunciation of the Vulnerable Subject” in order to understand how vulnerability appears as the symptom of a set of social and political phenomena that are reaching their breaking point: globalization, neoliberalism, ecological disaster, terrorism, epidemics, racial violence, and sexual violence. She wants to show how, with varying explicitness, a whole collection of contemporary works bears witness to these circumstances and stages an affected, vulnerable enunciative voice that creates new forms, at the border of literary genres.