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“George Eliot and Contemporary British Nature Writing. Toppling the Towering Figure of the Author(ess)? A case study of George Eliot’s Silas Marner (1861) and Claire-Louise Bennett’s Pond (2015)”

01 février 2024 · 15h00 17h00

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Caen · campus 1 · MRSH · SH027

Intervenant: Georges Letissier (Université de Nantes)

Georges Letissier is Emeritus professor of English Literature at Nantes University, France. He has published articles and chapters both in French and English, in France and abroad (Aracne, Palgrave Macmillan, Rodopi, Routledge, Dickens Quarterly, Wiley Blackwell). His field of speciality is nineteenth century literature and contemporary British fiction. His latest publications include a monograph titled The Higher Inward Life. George Eliot’s Middlemarch (Presse Paris Nanterre, coll. Intercalaires, 2020) and three chapters ‘Napoleonic Twinning: Ford Madox Ford’s A Little Less Than Gods (1928) and Joseph Conrad’s Suspense (1926)’, in Homo Duplex. Ford Madox’s Experience and Aesthetics of Alterity, Isabelle Brasme (ed.), PUM, 2020 and ‘A ‘Dorothy Hodgkin of vagabonds, a derelict Nobel Prize-Winner: The Spectacularisation of Social Invisibility in Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van (1989)’, in Études britanniques contemporaines, 2021, Numéro, 61, and ‘Riverine Poverty. A Somatic Reading of Dickensian Angst’ in Pauvretés esthétiques au XIXe siècle. Regards croisés franco-britanniques. Florence Fix et Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada eds, Études Universitaires de Dijon, 2022. He has coedited with Caroline Patey and Cynthia E. Roman a two-volume study titled Enduring Presence: The Afterlives of William Hogarth, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2021.

Modératrice: Patricia Duncker (University of Manchester)

Patricia Duncker is the author of Hallucinating Foucault (winner of the Dillons First Fiction Award and the McKitterick Prize in 1996), The Deadly Space Between, James Miranda Barry and Miss Webster and Chérif (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2007). She has written two books of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees (shortlisted for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award in 1997) and Seven Tales of Sex and Death, and a collection of essays on writing and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall. In 2010 she published The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge (shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2010 and the Green Carnation Prize 2011). Her most recent novel, the critically acclaimed Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance (2015), was also shortlisted for the Green Carnation Award 2015.

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