The Epistolary Muse published

Epistolary fiction was in full flower during the period from 1652 to 1802, featuring the masterworks of Guilleragues, Richardson, Rousseau and Laclos. This study traces the development of the art of letter-writing and familiar correspondence and its adaptation by women writers into a remarkable range of literary genres, both fictional and non-fictional. In addition to … Continue reading

Managing Time published

This volume offers a multidimensional exploration of the theme of time in early modern France: of time past, time present and time future, in literature and in life. In poetry, the importance of past and future perspectives was studied by Maynard and La Fontaine. The dynamics of tragic drama were haunted by the past, driven … Continue reading

Book launch: Managing Time: Literature and Devotion in Early Modern France

Richard G. Maber and Joanna Barker’s edited collection Managing Time: Literature and Devotion in Early Modern France will be launched on Tuesday 12 September in conjunction with the Society for Early Modern French Studies’ 40th Annual Conference. The launch will take place prior to the conference dinner, in the Senate Room at Durham Castle.   … Continue reading

Poèmes et Aphorismes (1989–2015) published

Voici enfin les œuvres poétiques de 1989 à 2015 de Giovanna. Poète et peintre flamboyante, admirée de quelques-uns des plus grands poètes et peintres du siècle, de Henri Michaux à François Rouan et Pierre Alechinsky, aux côtés d’Hervé Télémaque, de Gherasim Luca et du dernier groupe surréaliste, elle peut enfin être lue et relue, et … Continue reading

Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? published

For France the First World War, or Great War, was a war of national self-defence, but for Britain it was not. Does that mean that French literary treatments of this unimaginably destructive war were very different from British ones? Not necessarily – but much can be learned from considering both traditions side by side, something … Continue reading

L’Univers de la création littéraire published

Etude des manuscrits d’Hérodias de Flaubert, cet essai critique présente une théorie de l’écriture inédite qui dépasse les études habituelles sur les rapports entre la littérature et la psychanalyse. Suivant la formation de l’écriture à la trace, de folio en folio, l’auteur prend ses distances vis-à-vis de l’écrivain Flaubert et découvre un autre Flaubert enrichissant … Continue reading

Invitation to submit book proposals to Modern French Identities

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the book series Modern French Identities with a new editorial board: Modern French Identities http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/MFI Series Editor Peter Collier (University of Cambridge) Editorial Board Contemporary Literature and Thought: Martin Crowley (University of Cambridge) Francophone Studies: Louise Hardwick (University of Birmingham) and Jean Khalfa (University of … Continue reading

Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Scholar, author of Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking, will be presenting his book at the Oxford Literary Festival at 3.15pm on Friday 31 March. The event takes place in the Blackwell’s Festival Marquee in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian library and is free to attend! … Continue reading

Series re-launch: French Studies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series French Studies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries under new editorship: French Studies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/FSENC Series Editors Robin Howells, Emeritus Professor of French at Birkbeck, University of London, and Dr Fiona Cox, Senior Lecturer in French at the … Continue reading

Peter Lang series editor awarded France’s order of merit

Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, editor of the series Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, has been awarded France’s second highest national order of merit, becoming a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Dr Alyn Stacey is an Associate Professor in the Department of French at Trinity College Dublin, where she is also the … Continue reading

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