French publications


Petits poèmes à voir: de la bambochade textuelle aux pochades en prose (1842-1948)

Bourgeois, Bertrand. Petits poèmes à voir: de la bambochade textuelle aux pochades en prose (1842-1948). Hermann, 2020.

Prose poetry contributes to the reversal of Ut Pictura Poesis in 19th Century French Literature. Rather than using ekphrasis to imitate painting, the prose poem competes with minor visual arts through an appropriation of their generic denominations (sketches, still life, etc.). From the rediscovery of Rembrandt in the 19th Century to Kupka’s experimentations, light and colour are two major obsessions of visual artists which also fascinate poets of the time. Their rhetoric becomes plastic in order to transform chiaroscuro and colours into poetic figures. From Aloysius Bertrand to Francis Ponge, this monograph revisits the history of the 'poème en prose' as a genre defying established literary classifications. It does so by scrutinising how poets turn visual motifs (the window, the mirror, the eye) into the textual signs of poems to be seen rather than read. More information...

A tant m’en vois. Figures du départ au Moyen Âge

Duche, Veronique. ““Il est ja temps de partir”. Figures du départ dans la novela sentimental traduite en français (première moitié du XVIe siècle),” in Labère, N. and Pierdominici, L. (eds.,). A tant m’en vois. Figures du départ au Moyen Âge. Aras Edizioni, 2020.

The farewell scene plays an essential role in Renaissance sentimental fictions. Be it the separation of lovers, or the farewell to family or relatives, it constitutes the apogee of the story and most often closes the narration. Its stakes are not only narrative, but also moral, and stylistic. More information...

Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction.

Dutton, Jacqueline. “Rewriting France’s Future: From Louis-Sébastien Mercier’s Pre-Revolutionary Projections to Michel Houellebecq’s Islamic Agendas via Secular State Ethics,” in Kendal, Z., Smith, A., Champion, G. and Milner, A. (eds.,). Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction explores the ethical concerns and dimensions of representations of the future of global science fiction, focusing on the issues that dominate utopian, dystopian and science fiction literature... The volume delves into a range of ethical questions of immediate contemporary relevance, including environmental ethics, postcolonial ethics, social justice, animal ethics and the ethics of alterity. More information...

Wine, Terroir and Utopia: Making New Worlds

Dutton, Jacqueline and Howland, Peter (eds.,). Wine, Terroir and Utopia: Making New Worlds. Routledge, 2020.
Dutton, Jacqueline. “The four pillars of utopian wine Terroir, viticulture, degustation and cellars,” in Dutton, Jacqueline and Howland, Peter (eds.,) Wine, Terroir and Utopia: Making New Worlds. Routledge, 2020.
Howland, Peter and Dutton, Jacqueline. “Making new worlds: The utopian potentials of wine and terroir,” in Dutton, Jacqueline and Howland, Peter (eds.,) Wine, Terroir and Utopia: Making New Worlds. Routledge, 2020.

Wine, Terroir and Utopia critically explores these three concepts from multi-disciplinary and intersecting perspectives, focusing on the ways in which they collide to make new worlds, new wines, new places and new peoples. Wine, terroir and utopia are all rooted in natural, spatial and temporal realities, yet all are unable to exist without purposeful human intervention. This edited volume highlights the theoretical and analytical lens of diverse scholars, who critically discuss a dazzling array of intersecting realities and imaginaries – economic, political, cultural, social and geological – and in doing this challenge many of our deeply-held responses to utopia. More information...

Francophone Literature as World Literature

Dutton, Jacqueline. “Writing French in the World: Transnational Identities and Transcultural Ideals in the Works of Michel Houellebecq and Boualem Sansal,” in Moraru, Christian; Simek, Nicole and Westphal, Bertrand (eds.,). Francophone Literature as World Literature. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Francophone Literature as World Literature examines French-language works from a range of global traditions and shows how these literary practices draw individuals, communities, and their cultures and idioms into a planetary web of tension and cross-fertilisation. The Francophone corpus under scrutiny here comes about in the evolving, markedly relational context provided by these processes and their developments during and after the French empire. More information...


The Unknowable in Literature and Material Culture: Essays in Honour of Clive Thomson.

Bourgeois, Bertrand. ““Fanfare de rouge”: fantasmagorie colorée du désir chez Huysmans,” in Irvine, Margot and Worth, Jeremy (eds.,). The Unknowable in Literature and Material Culture: Essays in Honour of Clive Thomson. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.

Inspired by questions such as these, the contributors to this volume reflect on fin de siècle discourses around homosexuality and sexual “inversion”, on Émile Zola as seeker of concealed truths and figure of scandal, on the modes and crises of representing human experience in literary and visual forms, and on the dialogic space between self and other. More information...

La cuisine camerounaise: mots, pratiques et patrimoine

Do, Tess and Mackay, C. "Vision afropéenne de la cuisine camerounaise dans Soulfood équatoriale de Léonora Miano: genre, mémoire et construction nationale," in Bogni, Téguia (ed.,). La cuisine camerounaise: mots, pratiques et patrimoine. Editions Harmattan, 2019.

This book is a compilation of the work of seven researchers in the following disciplines: linguistics, sociology, history, didactics and literature. Some works deal with epistemological and theoretical questions, which open up paths on still unexplored areas of research in food studies in Cameroon. All studies present Cameroonian cuisine as an unknown wealth that the peoples who own it should, first, take advantage of. This work therefore deals with issues related to social science nutrition. More information...

Le Retour du comparant - La métaphore à l'épreuve du temps littéraire

Duché, Véronique. "Un habit à la française". La métaphore vestimentaire dans les paratextes de traductions," in Bonnier, C. and Ferry, A. (eds.,). Le Retour du comparant - La métaphore à l'épreuve du temps littéraire. Classiques Garnier, 2019.

This "season two" is a logical and expected follow-up to the first Parcours du comparant. It offers twenty-three new literary studies on metaphors studied diachronically, some of which extend the ones from the first instalment, while others explore new areas, such as architecture and the cinema. More information...

De Marguerite de Valois à la reine Margot

Duché, Véronique. ""Une princesse si bien acheminee a vertu": Marguerite de Valois dans les traductions," in Viennot, Eliane and Magnien, Catherine (eds.,). De Marguerite de Valois à la reine Margot. Autrice, mécène, inspiratrice. Presses Universitaires de Rennes. Rennes University Press, 2019.

Daughter, sister and wife of five kings of France, Marguerite de Valois (1553-1615) became after her death the first author of a bestseller with her Mémoires, published in 1628, prototype and recognised model of a literary genre fertile ... before being seized by the legend and transformed into "queen Margot". More information...


The Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice

de Saint Leger, Diane and Mullan, Kerry. "A short-term study abroad program: an intensive linguistic and cultural experience on a neighbouring Pacific island," in Sanz, Cristina and Morales-Font, Alfonso. (eds.,). The Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice. Routledge - Taylor & Francis, 2018.

The Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice is an authoritative overview of study abroad and immersive context research specifically situated within applied linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) for graduate students and researchers in these fields. Featuring contributions from established scholars from around the world, this volume provides in-depth coverage of the theoretical approaches and methodologies used in study abroad and applied linguistics research, and examines their practical implications on program implementation. More information...

Les Histoires tragiques du XVIe siècle - Pierre Boaistuau et ses émules

Duché, Veronique and Manzin, Gregoria. "Traduire les passions dans la sixième des Histoires Tragiques de Pierre Boaistuau," in Arnould, J-C. (ed.,). Les Histoires tragiques du XVIe siècle - Pierre Boaistuau et ses émules. de Classiques Garnier, 2018.

Tragic stories are the largest ensemble of brief storytelling in the sixteenth century. This volume gathers nineteen studies that consider in turn the editorial history, the place in the panorama of narrative forms and the generic, thematic and ethical dimension. More information...

Natura in fabula: Topiques romanesques de l'environnement

Duché, Véronique and Tran-Gervat, Yen-Maï. "Topoï paysagers et réécriture parodique: Don Quichotte dans la Sierra Morena," in Trivisani-Moreau, Isabelle and Postel, Philippe (eds.,). Natura in fabula: Topiques romanesques de l'environnement. Brill, 2018

The papers brought together in Natura in Fabula focus on nature and environment-related issues in the novel, addressing them from the perspective of topics through the identification of recurrent narrative patterns. Nature often functions as a setting with its scenographies and topographies, but it may also embody an entity which man, more than the novel's characters, is to cope with. How do natural topoi work in writing, owing to their malleability or reversibility in a literary text? To what extent do historic turning points impact these topoi, encouraging new ones to emerge? And what kinds of "eco-logics" do they help elaborate regarding man's relation with nature in works of fiction? More information...

PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies

Kurmann, Alexandra and Do, Tess (eds.,). Rencontres: Transdiasporic Encounters in Việt Kiều Literature (Double Issue) PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies Vol 15 No 1-2. UTS ePress, 2018.

This special issue follows a conference entitled 'Rencontres: A Gathering of Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora' that was held at the University of Melbourne, December 1-2 in 2016 and which sought to enable, for the first time, the titular transdiasporic rencontres or encounters between international authors of the Vietnamese diaspora. The present amalgam of previously unpublished texts written by celebrated Francophone and Anglophone authors of Vietnamese descent writing in France, New Caledonia and Australia today is the result of the intercultural exchanges that took place during that event. More information...

101 mots pour comprendre l'Australie

McGregor, Andrew. "Cultures: Cinéma," in Brown, Peter and Faberon, Jean-Yves (dir.,). 101 mots pour comprendre l'Australie. Centre de documentation pédagogique de Nouvelle-Calédonie (CDP-NC), 2018

The 101 mots pour comprendre collection offers small encyclopaedias of popularisation while aiming for scientific excellence. This book devoted to Australia brings together all the fields of knowledge over an immense expanse: a remote history, a disproportionate geography, a diversified sociology, plural policies, an original organisation, and all this against a backdrop of ongoing debates... without forgetting that from a specific point of view, that of the neighbouring archipelago of New Caledonia, it is necessary to know how much Australia counts for all Caledonians. More information...


Dictionnaire de l'autobiographie. Écritures de soi en langue française
Duché, Veronique. "Pierre de l'Estoile," in Simonet-Tenant, F. (ed.,). Dictionnaire de l'autobiographie. Écritures de soi en langue française. Éditions Champion, 2017.

This dictionary responds to a triple wish: it first intends to establish the balance sheet of several decades of theoretical reflection, more than forty years after the publication of Philippe Lejeune's autobiographical pact (1975). It then aims to map a field of research whose extension is often misunderstood: autobiography in the strict sense, but also, and more generally, the writing of oneself. More information...

À rebours, attraction-désastre, Tome I. Attraction

Bourgeois. Bertrand. "Tirer À rebours vers l'au-delà - Une attraction catholique antinaturaliste," in Solal, J. (dir.,). À rebours, attraction-désastre, Tome I. Attraction. Garnier classiques, 2018.

Avec À rebours, Huysmans écrit son chef-d'oeuvre : récit de la singularité, roman expérimental, oeuvre-somme et livre-phare. Plantant le décor fin-de-siècle, A rebours porte haut la fantaisie et l'ascèse, la floraison des désirs et la soif d'idéal. Avec l'étude d'un cas clinique de névrose Huysmans déconstruit la narration. Il retire de son milieu un sujet pour l'observer hors contexte: comment peut-on vivre souverainement dans la bulle d'une "thébaïde raffinée" dont l'attraction est aussi irrésistible qu'inéluctable le désastre auquel elle prépare? Appariements, affinités, aspirations: le premier volet de ce numéro double scrute ce qui dans le roman fait attraction. More information...


Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory

Saint Leger, Diane de and Duché, Veronique. "Aussie: Code-Switching in an Australian Soldiers' Magazine - an Overview," in Declercq, C. and Walker, J. (eds.,). Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

With several terms from the First World War still present in modern speech, Languages and the First World War presents over 30 essays by international academics investigating the linguistic aspects of the 1914-18 conflict. The first of the two volumes covers language change and documentation during the period of the war, while the second examines the representation and the memory of the war. More information...

Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film

Dutton, Jacqueline. "Not Another Road Movie: Alternative Utopias of Travel in "Sans soleil" (1982) and "Sansa" (2003)," in Blackwood, G. and McGregor, Andrew (eds.,). Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film. Peter Lang, 2016.

This volume examines representations and explorations of travel ideals in contemporary international cinema. It assembles work from a diverse range of academic fields including anthropology, sociology, ethnography, cinema, culture, tourism, communication and language studies, with contributions from international experts such as Mary Louise Pratt of New York University, whose work on ‘contact zones’ continues to provide the framework for scholarship on travel writing around the world. More information...

European Writers and Gender in Transnational Context

Bourgeois, Betrand. "Ut pictura poesis : Huysmans, la critique d'art et le poème en prose," in Solal, J. (ed.,). Huysmans et les arts. Lettres Modernes Minard, de Classiques Garnier, 2016.

As an art critic, J.-K. Huysmans is interested in the artists of his time and those of the past. His discourse on painting and the other arts opens him to a free reflection on modernity and on the powers of literature which, like painting, explores its century and escapes from it. More information...


Les Espaces du Livre / Spaces of the Book

Bourgeois, Betrand and Duché, Veronique. "When the reader wanders through the house-book: From Goncourt's La Maison d'un artiste (1881) to Danielewski's House of Leaves (2000)," in Chol, I. and Khalfa, J. (eds.,). Les Espaces du Livre / Spaces of the Book. Peter Lang, 2016.

The astonishing diversity of aesthetic possibilities offered by the book as a material support from the end of the 19th century to the most contemporary experiments, is at the heart of the reflection proposed in this book. The page, the leaflet and the book, the screen too, go beyond the framework of the codex and the bound book (fan book, leporello, collection of posters, book drawn, carved book, exploded book, digital book, etc.) by the heterogeneity of their materials, shapes and formats. More information...

Genre, Text and Language - Mélanges Anne Freadman

Duché, Veronique, Do, Tess and Rizzi, Andrea (eds.,). Genre, Text and Language - Mélanges Anne Freadman. de Classiques Garnier,, 2015.

To pay tribute to the work of Professor Anne Freadman, twenty-three specialists are exploring the question of gender here. The fields of education (in particular that of Indigenous or foreign languages), semiotics, linguistics or literature are thus approached. More information...