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

L’Eclat du voyage published

Que se joue-t-il entre le voyage et la littérature au début du XXe siècle ? Cet ouvrage se penche sur les œuvres de Blaise Cendrars, de Victor Segalen et d’Albert Londres pour comprendre comment s’articulent le voyage et son écriture autour du motif de l’éclat. Dans ces trois œuvres, le lien entre soi, le monde … Continue reading

New in Paperback: Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking

« Like Montaigne, Scholar is a pleasure to read. » (Peter Burke, University of Cambridge) « Despite his surname, Richard Scholar wears his considerable learning lightly in this elegant introduction to Montaigne’s Essais, an introduction of interest to seasoned as well as green readers of the text…. Just as Montaigne extols freedom of judgment by … Continue reading

Nina Bouraoui, Autofiction and the Search for Selfhood published

The motif of the ‘identity quest’ features strongly in much contemporary French women’s writing, but nowhere more so than in the work of Nina Bouraoui. Author of numerous books since 1991 and winner of the 2005 Prix Renaudot, Bouraoui persistently explores the question of self-expression in her work, experimenting with a variety of self-representational modes … Continue reading

New publication: A Class Apart

The military man has long been one of literature’s archetypal figures. Using a comparative framework, this book traces the transformation of the military man in eighteenth-century British and French literature as this figure moved from noble warrior to nationalised professional in response to changes within the military structure, the role of empire and the impact … Continue reading

New publication: Hermeneutics of Evil in the Works of Endō Shūsaku

Evil is a salient component of Endō Shūsaku’s writing. Questions surrounding evil haunted the writer as a student of French literature, having discovered the works of Western authors like François Mauriac and Georges Bernanos. It is around the problem of evil that Endō would create his most renowned novels and the cross-cultural dimensions of the … Continue reading

New publication: Strange Adventures

Strange Adventures examines portrayals of womanhood in the works of prize-winning French author Pierrette Fleutiaux. Fleutiaux’s refreshing pictures of womanhood offer insights into how women can become more whole, substantial and free in themselves and in their relationships, as well as how they can contribute to the external world through their creativity and leadership. The … Continue reading

Crossing Borders published

In the twentieth century, the boundaries between different literary genres started to be questioned, raising a discussion about the various narrative modes of factual and fictional discourses. Moving on from the limited traditional studies of genre definitions, this book argues that the borders between these two types of discourse depend on complex issues of epistemology, … Continue reading

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