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FR324 Recommended Further Reading


Term 1

 

Works relating to François Bon

Bon, François, ‘bio et biblio’, http://www.tierslivre.net/bio.html

Boradkar, Prasad, 'Planned Obsolescence: Unsustainable Consumption', in Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects, Oxford: Berg, 2010, ch. 7, pp. 179-210.

Brown, Bill, 'Thing Theory', Critical Inquiry 28, 1 (2001): 1-22, available electronically via the Library (JSTOR) here.

Davis, Oliver, ‘The Radical Pedagogies of François Bon and Jacques Rancière’, French Studies 64, 2 (April 2010), 178-91, http://fs.oxfordjournals.org/content/64/2/178.abstract

DiIorio, Sam, ‘Chaîne et chaîne: representation as corrosion in François Bon’s Daewoo’, SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism 35, 3 (2006), 5-22, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/substance/v035/35.3diiorio.html

Duffy, Jean, ‘A Family Likeness: Photography, Friction and Filiation in François Bon’s Mécanique’, Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry 23, 4 (2007), 381-390.

Dussidour, Dominique, ‘Les livres nous accompagnent même dans nos chutes’, remue.net (Winter 2006), http://remue.net/spip.php?article1987&var_recherche=fran%C3%A7ois%20bon

Pugh, Allison J., 'The planned obsolescence of other people: Consumer culture and connections in a precarious age', Culture and Organization 19,4 (2013): 297-313 (accessible online via the Library).

Rasson, Luc, ‘L’écriture spéléologique de François Bon’, in Pelckmans and Tritsmans (eds.), Ecrire l'insignifiant: Dix etudes sur le fait divers dans le roman contemporain, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000, pp. 155-63.

Sheringham, Michael, Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Viart, Dominique, François Bon: étude de l’oeuvre, Paris: Bordas, 2008.

Viart, Dominique & Bray, Jean-Bernard, François Bon, éclats de réalité, Saint-Etienne: Publications de l'Université de Saint-Etienne, 2010.

Works relating to Pascal Quignard

Bonnefis, Philippe and Lyotard, Dolorès, Pascal Quignard: figures d’un lettré (Paris: Galilée, 2005).

Claude, Chrystelle, 'Les Stèles du recueillement : un dialogue avec Pascal Quignard', L'Esprit Créateur 52, 1 (2012): 3-11. Available from the Library via Project Muse.

Coste, Claude, ‘Les essais de Pascal Quignard sur la musique’, in Forsdick, Charles and Stafford, Andy (eds.), The Modern Essay in French: Movement, Instability, Performance, Bern: Peter Lang, 2005.

Eyries, Alexandre, ‘Pascal Quignard: la voix du silence’, Loxias 14 (September 2006), http://revel.unice.fr/loxias/index.html?id=1220

Kolb, Katherine, ‘Music and the Feminine in Pascal Quignard’, L’Esprit créateur 47, 2 (2007), 101-114, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/lesprit_createur/summary/v047/47.2kolb02.html

Lyotard, Jean-François, ‘Musique, mutique’, in Moralités postmodernes, Paris: Galilée, pp.185–198 / 'Music, Mutic', in Postmodern Fables, tr. Van Den Abbeele (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), 217-233.

Pautrot, Jean-Louis, ‘Pascal Quignard et la pensée mythique’, The French Review 76, 4 (2003), 752-64, http://www.jstor.org/stable/3133084

Pautrot, Jean-Louis, Pascal Quignard ou le fonds du monde, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

­Pautrot, Jean-Louis, ‘“Transmettre ce qui fut oublié”: Villa Amalia et l’exception romanesque de Pascal Quignard’, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 12, 3 (2008), 375-383.

Rabaté, Dominique, Pascal Quignard: étude de l’oeuvre, Paris: Bordas, 2008.

Roger, Jérôme, ‘L'essai, point aveugle de la critique ?’, Études littéraires 37, 1 (2005), 49-65. http://auteurs.contemporain.info/reference.php?oeuvre=Petits+trait%E9s&no=1995

Soraru, Isabelle, ‘De quelques musiques secrètes: Pascal Quignard et Richard Millet’, L'Esprit Créateur 47, 2 (2007), 115-126, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/lesprit_createur/v047/47.2soraru.html

Thibault, Bruno, '"Un chant qui errait sans fin" : Pascal Quignard et l'écriture de la béance dans Villa Amalia', L'Esprit Créateur 52 (2012): 59-69. Accessible from the Library via Project Muse.

Turin, Gaspard, '"Entre centre et absence" : fragmentation et style chez Pascal Quignard', Littérature 153 (2009): 86-101. Available from the Library via CAIRN.

 

Works relating to Tanguy Viel

Allemand, Roger-Michel,‘Tanguy Viel: imaginaires d’un romancier contemporain’, @nalyses: revue de critique et de théorie littéraire (2008), http://www.revue-analyses.org/index.php?id=1217

Blatt, Ari, ‘Remake: Appropriating Film in Tanguy Viel’s Cinéma’, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 9, 4 (2005), 379-86.

Blatt, Ari, ‘Tanguy Viel’s Manic Fictions’, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 14, 4 (2010), 373-80.

Houppermans, Sjef, ‘Tanguy Viel: From Word to Image’, Yale French Studies 114 (2008), 37-50.

Special issue of the online journal RELIEF, edited by Christine Jérusalem and Sjef Houppermans, RELIEF 6, 2 (2012): LAURENT MAUVIGNIER ET TANGUY VIEL. DEUX AUTEURS D’AUJOURD’HUI. Click here.

 

Works relating to Joy Sorman

Diamond, Cora, 'Eating Meat and Eating People', in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions, ed. by Sunstein and Nussbaum (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 93-107.

Fiddes, Nick, Meat: A Natural Symbol (London: Routledge, 1991), in particular ch. 7, 'The Barbarity of Meat', pp. 94-118 and ch. 14, 'Ecology', pp. 210-223.

de Fontenay, Elisabeth, Le Silence des bêtes: la philosophie à l’épreuve de l’animalité (Paris: Fayard, 1998), in particular 'Acheminement vers leur non-parole', pp. 17-26; 'Miserere', pp. 719-27; 'L'abattoir ou la communauté de destin', pp.741-48.

Gross, Aaron and Vallely, Anne (eds.), Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies (New York : Columbia University Press, 2012).

 

Term 2


Works on Michel Houellebecq

Abecassis, J. L., ‘The Eclipse of Desire: L’Affaire Houellebecq’, Modern Language Notes, 115 (2000), 801-26.

Best, Victoria and Martin Crowley, The New Pornographies: Explicit Sex in Recent French Fiction and Film, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007.

Betty, Louis, 'Classical Secularisation Theory in Contemporary Literature - The Curious Case of Michel Houellebecq', Literature & Theology 27.1 (2013), pp. 98-115.

Boileau, Gilles, 'Communion of the Flesh: Original Sin according to Michel Houellebecq', Australian Journal of French Studies 50.3 (2013), pp. 305-17.

Bowd, Garin, ‘Michel Houellebecq and the Pursuit of Happiness’, Nottingham French Studies, 41, 1 (2002), 28-39.

Clément, Murielle Lucie and Sabine van Wesemael (eds.), Michel Houellebecq sous la loupe, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

Clément, Murielle Lucie and Sabine van Wesemael (eds), Michel Houellebecq à la une, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.

Crowley, Martin, 'Low Resistance', in Sara Crangle and Peter Nicholls (eds), On Bathos: Literature, Art, Music, London: Continuum, 2010, pp. 148-64.

Cruickshank, Ruth, Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Demonpion, Denis, Houellebecq non autorisé: Enquête sur un phénomène, Paris: Maren Sell Éditeurs, 2005.

Dion, Robert and Élisabeth Haghebaert, ‘Le cas de Michel Houellebecq et la dynamique des genres littéraires’, French Studies, 55, 4 (2001), 509-24.

Grass, Delphine, 'Domesticating Hierarchies, Eugenic Hygiene and Exclusion Zones: The Dogs and Clones of Houellebecq's La Possibilité d'une île', L'Esprit créateur 52, 2 (2012), 127-40.

Jeffery, Ben, Anti-Matter: Michel Houellebecq and Depressive Realism, Winchester: Zero Books, 2011.

Lloyd, Vincent, ‘Michel Houellebecq and the Theological Virtues’, Literature & Theology 23, 1 (2009), 84-98.

McCann, John, Michel Houellebecq: Author of our Times, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010.

Morrey, Douglas, ‘Stop the World, or What’s Queer about Michel Houellebecq?’, in James Day (ed.), Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Film, Amsterdam: Rodopi (2007), 177-92.

Morrey, Douglas, ‘Sex and the Single Male: Houellebecq, Feminism and Hegemonic Masculinity’, Yale French Studies, 116-117 (2009), 141-52.

Morrey, Douglas, 'Houellebecq, Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology', in Nicholas Saul and Simon J. James (eds), The Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011, pp. 227-38.

Morrey, Douglas, Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013.

Noguez, Dominique, Houellebecq, en fait, Paris: Fayard, 2003.

Patricola, Jean-François, Michel Houellebecq ou la provocation permanente, Paris: Éditions Écriture, 2005.

Sweeney, Carole, Michel Houellebecq and the Literature of Despair, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.


Works on Frédéric Beigbeder

Durand, Alain-Philippe, ‘Beyond the Extreme: Frédéric Beigbeder’s Windows on the World’, in Alain-Philippe Durand and Naomi Mandel (eds), Novels of the Contemporary Extreme, London: Continuum, 2006,

Durand, Alain-Philippe, Frédéric Beigbeder et ses doubles, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008.

Smeets, Marc, ‘Frédéric Beigbeder et l’identité de la langue française’, Neophilologus, 93, 11 (2009), 11-17.


Works on Nancy Huston

Arroyas, Frédérique, ‘Diabolus in musica: La “Sonate de la Résurrection” de Heinrich Biber, arme de détournement dans Instruments des ténèbres de Nancy Huston’, Esprit créateur, 47, 2 (2007), 88-100.

Brownlie, Siobhan, ‘Translation and the Fantastic: Nancy Huston’s Instruments des ténèbres’, French Forum, 34, 1 (2009), 67-83.

Chatzidimitriou, Ioanna, ‘Self-Translation as Minorization Process: Nancy Huston’s Limbes/Limbo’, SubStance, 38, 2 (2009), 22-42.

El Nossery, Nevine, ‘L’Étrangeté rassurante de la “bi-langue” chez Abdelkebir Khatibi et Nancy Huston’, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 11, 3 (2007), 389-97.

Holmes, Diana, ‘To Write is a Transitive Verb: Nancy Huston and the Ethics of the Novel’, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 14, 1 (2010), 85-92.

Kolb, Katherine, 'Fractures and Recastings in Nancy Huston's Lignes de faille', Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 14, 5 (2010), 525-32.

Proulx, Patrice J., ‘Witnessing Creation in Nancy Huston’s Une adoration’, French Review, 83, 1 (2009), 90-101.

Proulx, Patrice J., ‘Writing Home: Explorations of Exile and Cultural Hybridity in the Correspondence of Nancy Huston and Leila Sebbar’, Esprit créateur, 40, 4 (2000), 80-88.

Sardin, Pascale, ‘Towards an Ethics of Witness, or the Story and History of “une minuscule détresse” in Annie Ernaux’s L’Événement and Nancy Huston’s Instruments des ténèbres’, French Studies, 62, 3 (2008), 301-12.


Works on Marie NDiaye

Asibong, Andrew, 'The Spectacle of Marie NDiaye's Trois femmes puissantes', Australian Journal of French Studies 50.3 (2013), pp. 385-98.

Asibong, Andrew, Marie NDiaye: Blankness and Recognition (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013).

Asibong, Andrew and Shirley Jordan (eds), Marie NDiaye: L’Étrangeté à l’œuvre, special issue of Revue des Sciences Humaines, 293 (2009).

Bengsch, Daniel and Cornelia Ruhe (eds), Une femme puissante: L'oeuvre de Marie NDiaye (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013).

Cottille-Foley, Nora, ‘Postmodernité, non-lieux et mirages de l’anamnèse dans l’œuvre de Marie NDiaye’, French Forum, 31, 2 (2006), 81-94.

Cottille-Foley, Nora, ‘Optique fantastique, traitement de la photographie et transgression des limites du visible chez Marie NDiaye’, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 13, 5 (2009), 547-54.

Duffy, Jean H., ‘Liminality and Fantasy in Marie Darrieussecq, Marie NDiaye and Marie Redonnet’, Modern Language Notes, 124, 4 (2009), 901-28.

Ennaciri, Aïcha, 'Dissonante Marie NDiaye', French Forum, 39, 1 (2014), 113-26.

Hertich, Alexander, ‘The Search for Place and Identity in Marie NDiaye’s En famille’, French Review, 78, 4 (2005), 718-28.

Motte, Warren and Lydie Moudileno, Marie NDiaye's Worlds/Mondes de Marie NDiaye, special issue of L'Esprit créateur 53, 2 (2013).

Moudileno, Lydie, ‘Délits, détours et affabulation: L’Écriture de l’anathème dans En famille de Marie NDiaye’, French Review, 71, 3 (1998), 442-53.

Moudileno, Lydie, ‘Marie NDiaye’s Discombobulated Subject’, SubStance, 35, 3 (2006), 83-94.

Poisson, Catherine, ‘Frictions: Mot et image chez Marie NDiaye et Camille Laurens’, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 11, 4 (2007), 489-96.

Thomas, Dominic, 'The "Marie NDiaye Affair" or the Coming of a Postcolonial Evoluée', in Alec G. Hargreaves, Charles Forsdick and David Murphy (eds), Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Littérature-monde (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010), 146-63.