Professeur émérite


Professeur des Universités., Res. Prog. Erasmus Bangor; Exeter (School of Modern Languages), Chester, Member of the Editorial Board of Neo-Victorian Studies, ISSN 1757-9481 Responsable Master Recherche LLCEr


Département d'Anglais Centre International des Langues rue de la Censive du Tertre B.P. 81227 44312 Nantes Cedex 3

0253522750 (n° interne : 442750)

Discipline(s) enseignée(s)

Littérature anglaise XIXe, XXe, XXIe siècles

Thèmes de recherche

Littérature néo-victorienne, littérature victorienne (roman et poésie), littérature et sciences, littérature et historiographie, la ré-écriture, Trauma Studies, Dickens


Activités / CV

1)“The Possibility of a Somatic Reading of Dickens’s Fiction”, in Reading Dickens Differently, Leon Litvak & Nathalie Vanfasse (eds), Indianapolis: Wiley-Blackwell, (Forthcoming 2020 to coincide with the Dickens sesquicentenary), 9605 words.
2) “Uncanny Repetitions. The Generative Power of the ‘Reader I Married Him Mantra’ in Tracy Chevalier’s Anthology of Short Stories”, in Prequels, Coquels and Sequels in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction, Armelle Parey (ed.), New York & London: Routledge, 2018, 174-194.
3) “The Eclipse of Heroism and the Outing of Plural Masculinities in Alan Hollinghurst’s The Stranger’s Child”, in The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction. A Paradoxical Quest, Susana Onega & Jean-Michel Ganteau (eds), New York & London: Routledge, 2018, 42-59.
4) “Between the ‘English nuvvle’ and the ‘Novel of Aloofness, Charles Dickens’s Proto-(High) Modernism”, in Beyond the Victorian/Modernist Divide, Anne Florence Gillard-Estrada & Anne Besnault Levita (eds), New York & London: Routledge, 2018, 55-68.
5) “Our Mutual City: The Posterity of the Dickensian Urbanscape”, in Dickens and the Virtual City. Urban Perception and the Production of Social Space, Estelle Murail and Sara Thornton, (eds.), London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 175-194.
6) “Nomadic Transgender Identity: Patricia Duncker’s James Miranda Barry and Wesley Stace’s Misfortune”, Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies, Swansea University. 9:2 (2017) 15-40.


► "Neo-Characterization in the Neo-Victorian Novel", E-rea. 15 déc. 2015. 
► Reading Postmodernity into Our Mutual Friend: the World as Text and the Desecration and Redemption of Reading", in Texts, Contexts and Intertextuality. Dickens as a Reader, Norbert Lennartz/Dieter Koch (eds.). Göttingen: V&r Unipress, 2014, pp. 129-46.
 "circling and circling and circling...whirligogs. A knotty Novel for a Tangled Object Trauma in Will Self's Umbrella", in Contemporary Trauma Narratives. Liminality and the Ethics of Form, Susana Onega and Jean-Michel Ganteau (eds), New York London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 137-55.
► "Alan Hollinghurst/Ronald Firbank: Camp Filiation as an Aesthetic of Outrage", in The Age of Outrage, ebc 45/2013,
► "A Tale of Two Cities as Entertainement", in Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Cercles 31/2013
 "'The Eternal Loop of Self-Torture': Ethics and Trauma in Ian McEwan's Atonement", in Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction, Susana Onega & Jean-Michel Ganteau (eds.), DQR 48, Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2011, 209-226.
► "More Than Kith and Less Than Kin: Queering the Family in Sarah Waters's Neo-Victorian Fictions", in Neo-Victorian Families, Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics, Marie-Luise Kohlke & Christian Gutleben (eds.), Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2011, 365-394.
► "The Havisham Affair or the Afterlife of a Memorable Fixture", in Persistent Dickens, Etudes Anglaises, Janvier-Mars 2012, 65/1, Paris : Didier, 30-42.
► "The Neo-Victorian Novel: Contemporary Fiction Writing and Dickens Criticism", in New Bearings on Dickens, Francesca Orestano & Norbert Lennartz (eds), Roma: Aracne, 2012, 75-101.
► "Hauntology as Compromise Between Traumatic Realism and Spooky Romance in Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger", in Trauma and Romance in Contemporary Literature, Susana Onega & Jean-Michel Ganteau (eds.), London & New York: Routledge, December 2012, 35-50.
 "Ever After de Graham Swift : paléontologie, géologie, biologie et fiction romanesque", Etudes Anglaises, 54e année, n° 3, Juillet-Septembre 2001, Didier Erudition, 285-298.
►"Dickens and Post-Victorian Fiction", in Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film, Susana Onega & Christian Gutleben eds., Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2004, 111-128.
►"Passion and Possession as Alternatives to Cosmic Masculinity in Herstorical Romances", in Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing", Ann Heilman & Mark Llewellyn (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 116-132.
►"Queer, Quaint and Camp: Alan Hollinghurst's Own Return to the English Tradition", Etudes Anglaises, 60/2, 2007, 198-211.  
►"The Crimson Petal and the White: a Neo-Victorian Classic", in Rewriting/Reprising: Plural Intertextualities, Georges Letissier (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009, 113-125. ►"Brontëology as Emotional Landscaping in Changing Heaven", in Resurgence in Jane Urquhart's Oeuvre, Danizon- Ventura Héliane/ Dvorak Marta (eds), Etudes Canadiennes, Canadian Studies, vol. 21, Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, 2010, 63-77.
►"Trauma by Proxy in the 'Age of Testimony.' The Paradoxes of Darwinism" in the neo-Darwinian Novel," in Neo-Victorian Tropes of Trauma, Marie-Luise Kohlke & Christian Gutleben (eds), Amsterdam & New York, Rodopi, 2010, 73-98. 
► "'The wiles of insolvency.' Gain and Loss in Little Dorrit", The Dickens Quarterly. Vol 27. No 4. December 2010. Amherst, Massachusetts. 257-272.




Informations complémentaires

6 thèses dirigées :
1/ Aude Petit, Figures de la maternité dans les romans d'Elizabeth Gaskell et George Eliot.2/Margot Esnaux, Didactisation de la littérature aux niveaux 3e et 4e (en co-tutelle avec Marie-Françoise Narcy Combes). 3/Farouk Lamine, Politique et religion chez George Orwell.4/ Hélène Joubert, Le physiologique dans le roman victorien, W. Thackeray, C. Reade, T. Hardy 5/Marion Letellier, Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places. Etude littéraire et traductologique d'un recueil de nouvelles. 6/ Nour Malass, Naturalism in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure and D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love. 

Participations à des jurys de thèse 24 :
Jemma Buck (Nantes), Emilie Walezak (Lyon 2, Président), Pascale Denance (Nantes), Carmen Thue Tun (Saint Denis la Réunion, Président), Sonia Dupuy (Paris 3), Julie Tarif (Angers, Président), Stéphanie Benson (Bordeaux 3, Président), Sophie Naveau (Paris Ouest La Défense), Anne-Laure Petit-Dubrac (Nantes), Alexandra Becquet (Paris 3), Isabelle Leguy (Paris 7), Héléna Perrin (Saint Denis de la Réunion), Leslie de Bont (Paris 3, Président), Romain Girard (Bordeaux 3), Bruno Arquié (Nantes, directeur), Valentine Prévot (Paris 7, Président), Céline Prest (Paris 3), Clémence Folléa (Paris 7, Président), Zineb Berrahou (Montpellier 3, Président), Anne-Sophie Letessier (Montpellier 3), Caroline Caubet-Duvezin (Nice Sophia Antipolis, Pré-rapporteur), Myriam Ardoin (Aix Marseille, Pré-rapporteur), arine Kool, (Rennes 2, président), Viviane Pingitore Gavin, (Bordeaux 3, président) 

Participations à des jurys d'HDR 7 :
Jean Berton (Nantes), Nathalie Jaeck (Paris 3), Jacques Sohier (Poitiers), Laurent Mellet (Montpellier 3), Marie-Odile Pittin-Hédon (Paris Ouest La défense), Christine Evain (ENS Lyon), Fabienne Moine (Paris 7)