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PUB: NeoVictorian Studies 15.1: Beyond Biofiction

Numéro spécial de la revue Neo-Victorian Studies Vol. 15 No. 1 (2024) sur le thème « Beyond Biofiction: Writers and Writing in Neo-Victorian Media “ coordonné par Armelle Parey et Charlotte Wadoux.  Ce numéro comprend des contributions de Rosario Arias, Barbara Braid and Anna Gutowska , Lana… Continue Reading →

EBC 63: Disrupting the City: Urban Cris(e)s in Contemporary British Literature and Art

Disrupting the City: Urban Cris(e)s in Contemporary British Literature and Art Sous la direction de  Elsa Cavalié et Justine Gonneaud Ce numéro d’Études britanniques contemporaines réunit une sélection d’articles issus des communications originellement présentées dans le cadre du colloque de la SEAC « Disrupting the City:… Continue Reading →

PUB: A. Parey « Kate Atkinson »

This timely in-depth study of award-winning Kate Atkinson’s work provides a welcome comprehensive overview of the novels, play and short stories. It explores the major themes and aesthetic concerns in her fiction. Combining close analysis and literary contextualisation, it situates… Continue Reading →

EBC 61 – Invisible Lives, Silent Voices

Alice Borrego et Héloïse Lecomte Introduction: Invisible Lives, Silent Voices in the British Literature, Arts and Culture of the 20th and 21st Centuries [Texte intégral]  Exposing Processes of Invisibilisation and Silencing Guillaume Le Blanc To be is to be perceived, not to be is not to be… Continue Reading →

PUB: Reading Ian McEwan’s Mature Fiction: New Critical Approaches

Reading Ian McEwan’s Mature Fiction: New Critical Approaches Dir. Armelle Parey et Isabelle Roblin, Book Practices and Textual Itineraries 13. PU de Nancy-Editions Universitaires de Lorraine. 2020. Les articles réunis dans ce volume proposent un point de vue actualisé sur la production littéraire… Continue Reading →

The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts

The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts, eds. Catherine Brown and Susan Reid (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020) This book is a stimulating addition to the series The Edinburgh Companions to X and the Arts. Its twenty-eight specially… Continue Reading →

Transnational Jean Rhys

Transnational Jean Rhys.  Ed. Juliana Lopoukhine, Frédéric Regard et Kerry-Jane Wallart New York, Bloomsbury, 2021 This volume investigates the frameworks that can be applied to reading Caribbean author Jean Rhys. While Wide Sargasso Sea famously displays overt forms of literary influences,… Continue Reading →

CFA: Translating, Rewriting, Recreating the Middle Ages in our time

Call for articles to be published in Palimpsestes 36 ( The last twenty years have seen a renewed interest in the canonical works of the Middle Ages: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, for instance, was translated four times at least in-between 2002… Continue Reading →

Julian Barnes from the Margins. Exploring the Writer’s Archives

Vanessa Guignery.Julian Barnes from the Margins. Exploring the Writer’s Archives. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. 272p. (ISBN : 9781350125018) This book proposes a journey through Julian Barnes’s papers, drafts, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, letters and emails which are preserved at the Harry Ransom Center of… Continue Reading →

The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction

The last decades have seen a revival of fragmentation in British and American works of fiction that deny linearity, coherence and continuity in favour of disruption, gaps and fissures. Authors such as Ali Smith, David Mitchell and David Shields have… Continue Reading →

EBC 55 Landscapes/Cityscapes Situational Identity in British Literature and Visual Arts (20th-21st Centuries) + Atonement

This issue of Études britanniques contemporaines offers a selection of papers originally delivered at the SEAC-SAIT conference on ‘Landscape/Cityscape Situational Identity in British Literature and Visual Arts (20th-21st Centuries)’organised by Catherine Bernard, Isabelle Gadoin et Catherine Lanone at Senate House,… Continue Reading →

Prequels, Coquels and Sequels in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction

This book offers to delineate a key phenomenon in contemporary Anglophone fiction: novel expansion, when the plot and characters from a finished novel are retrieved to be developed in new adventures set before, after or during the narrative time of… Continue Reading →

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