Academic Resources

Les Figues is dedicated to working with schools and professors to ensure that innovative works of fiction, poetry, and translation find their way into classrooms. Our titles correspond with a wide range of courses, such as Creative Writing, Women’s Studies, LGBTQIA Studies, Literature in Translation, Postmodernist Literature, Avant Garde Studies, Conceptual Writing, and more. Here are some resources to help teachers incorporate Les Figues books into their syllabi.

Desk Copies

We happily provide desk copies to professors using our books in their courses. Please send an email with your name, address, the title of the book you’re teaching, university affiliation, course title, and expected enrollment to info [at] lesfigues [dot] com.

Our titles are distributed by Small Press Distribution.

We can also provide special discounts to students enrolled in courses teaching Les Figues books if they order directly from our website. Please contact us for more information.

Classroom Visits/Skype Visits

If you would like to reach out to one of our authors to schedule an in-person or Skype classroom visit to speak with your students about their work, contact us at info [at] lesfigues [dot] com for contact information.

Additionally, many I’ll Drown My Book contributors are also willing to visit your classroom to speak to your students about their work, either in person or via Skype. To request a list of available contributors, please contact info [at] lesfigues [dot] com.

Course Adoptions & Sample Syllabi

Below are some Les Figues books that have been taught in various courses. For additional recommendations of what Les Figues titles to use in your courses, please send us an email: info [at] lesfigues [dot] com.

I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women 2500 Random Things About Me Too Sonnet 56
I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women
This groundbreaking anthology works well in courses that focus on women’s studies, avant-garde writing, and contemporary poetry survey courses.
2500 Random Things About Me Too
Born from a Facebook meme, this book of lists is a good addition to creative nonfiction and LGBTQIA studies courses.
Sonnet 56
Paul Hoover’s 56 versions of Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 56” are perfect for any class studying poetic forms.
Negro Marfil/Ivory Black The /n/oulipian Analects The Ants
Negro Marfil/Ivory Black
This book-length experiment in inversions—Myriam Moscona’s first book translated into English—can certainly find a home in many translation studies courses.
The /n/oulipian Analects
Our comprehensive anthology of constrained writing in modern English fits great into conceptual or constraint-based writing courses, or as an addition to a survey on Oulipo.
The Ants
Sawako Nakayasu’s short, fast-paced prose pieces works well in a wide range of creative writing courses, from an introductory course to a course that explores performative writing.

Syllabi/Reading Lists