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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 https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/transnational-jean-rhys-9781501361319/ 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 (https://journals.openedition.org/palimpsestes/) 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 →

Virginia Woolf’s Good Housekeeping Essays – Christine Reynier

https://www.routledge.com/Virginia-Woolfs-Good-Housekeeping-Essays/Reynier/p/book/9781138321113   Virginia Woolf’s Good Housekeeping Essays By Christine Reynier In the mid-twentieth century, Virginia Woolf published ‘Six Articles on London Life’ in Good Housekeeping magazine, a popular magazine where fashion, cookery and house decoration is largely featured. This first book-length study… Continue Reading →

Matière à réflexion: du corps politique dans la littérature et les arts visuels britanniques contemporains

Traversée par de profondes lignes de fracture, la société britannique contemporaine fait aujourd’hui l’expérience de la désunion et du doute. Ce sentiment de crise, cristallisé par le vote en faveur du Brexit, n’est en rien récent. La littérature et les… Continue Reading →

EBC 54: (Re)constructions/(Re)inventions/(Re)mediations in 20th Century English Literature

Ce numéro d’Études britanniques contemporaines est issu des travaux de l’atelier SEAC-La Nouvelle qui s’est déroulé en juin 2017 à l’Université de Reims. Tous nos remerciements s’adressent aux membres du comité d’organisation. Catherine Bernard Introduction [Texte intégral] (RE)CONSTRUCTING THE PAST/READING… Continue Reading →

Voir, observer, penser – Virginia Woolf et la photo-cinématographie

Partant de l’influence de la photographie victorienne de Julia Margaret Cameron, de la photographie et du cinéma d’avant-garde des années 1920 et de la production photographique de Virginia Woolf elle-même (albums de Monk’s House), cette étude pose l’hypothèse que l’écriture… Continue Reading →

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