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Formation et domaines de spécialisation

PhD (Queen’s)

Littératures des XIXème, XXème, XXIème siècles (France, Québec);
l’archive, le musée, la collection ; cultures de la mémoire ; l’imagination archéologique

Work in Progress (Summer 2013)

Archive Anxiety: The Archival Imaginary in Contemporary Literary and Visual Culture (funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $77,934)

“Present Signs, Dead Things: The Indexical Event in Taxidermy and Dermography.” Journal article in collaboration with artist and art historian, Helen Gregory, 12,000 words.

“Archive Anxiety.docx: At the Aphasiac’s Table.” Journal article, 8,000 words.

“A Cloud of Morphologies.” Paper for the The 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), University of Notre Dame, October 3-6, 2013. 


Author or editor of 9 books. Selected titles:

Time’s Shipwreck: Narrative, Material Memory, and the Archaeological Imagination (under consideration, Oxford University Press)

[With B.J. Elliott] Peter Greenaway: Architecture and Allegory. London: Academy Editions, 1997. (with 150 illustrations.)

A Certain Difficulty of Being: Essays on the Quebec Novel. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1990.

Book Chapters

Close to 40 book chapters. Recent work:

“Performing House: Iris Häussler at The Grange.” Breaking and Entering. Kingston & Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press. [8,500 words] Forthcoming.

Refereed Journal Articles

Articles in the following refereed journals:

Année Stendhalienne
Art & Design

Canadian Literature

Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

Dalhousie French Studies

Essays on Canadian Writing

French Forum

French Review


H-France Review

Image [&] Narrative

La Licorne



Nineteenth Century French Studies

Poetics Today

Québec Studies

Recherches Sémiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry

Revue des Sciences Humaines

Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France

Revue Romane

Romanistische Zeitschrift für Literaturgeschichte

Stendhal Club

Strumenti Critici

Studia Neophilologica


Textual Practice

Voix et images

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