Prof A M Jefferson

Ann Jefferson, M.A., D.Phil, FBA. Commandeur dans l’ordre des palmes académiques

Formerly Professor of French Literature

Emeritus Fellow of New College

2016: Fellow, Institut d’études avancées, Paris

 

Research

Ann Jefferson’s research interests lie in the field of C19th and C20th fiction, autobiography, criticism and theory. Her most recent book is Genius in France: An Idea and its Uses (2015), and she is currently working on a biography of Nathalie Sarraute.

 

Publications

BOOKS

Genius in France: An Idea and its Uses (Princeton University Press, 2015) press.princeton.edu/titles/10391.html

Le Défi biographique (Presses universitaires de France, 2012) www.puf.com/Autres_Collections:Le_d%C3%A9fi_biographique [Frenh translation of Biogtaphy and the Question of Literature in France, 2007, by Cécile Dudouyt

Biography and the Question of Literature in France (Oxford University Press, 2007) ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199270842.do

Stendhal: La Chartreuse de Parme (Grant & Cutler, 2003)

Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction and Theory: Questions of Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2000) http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/european-litera…

Reading Realism in Stendhal (Cambridge University Press, 1988) http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/european-litera…

With David Robey and others, Modern Literary Theory: A Comparative Introduction (Batsford, 1982, revised and enlarged edition, 1986)

The Nouveau Roman and the Poetics of Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 1980) http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/european-litera…

 

EDITED JOURNAL NUMBER

L’Esprit createur 55/2, Summer 2015: Thinking Genius, Using Genius / Penser le génie à travers ses usages with Jean-Alexandre Perras

 

EDITIONS

Nathalie Sarraute, Critique, Les Fruits d’or, Entre la vie et la mort, Enfance in Œuvres complètes, under the general editorship of Jean-Yves Tadié in the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade  (Gallimard Pléiade, 1996)

Stendhal, The Red and the Black (Everyman Paperbacks, 1996)

Stendhal, The Charterhouse of Parma (Everyman, 1992)

 

TRANSLATIONS:

Eric Vuillard, Sorrow of the Earth (Pushkin Press, 2016)

Pierre Michon, Winter Mythologies and Abbots (Yale University Press, 2014) [Finalist for the 28th French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation best English translation of French in fiction category.    Longlisted for the 2015 Best Translated Book Award, fiction category]

 

RECENT ARTICLES & CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

Forthcoming:

‘Les Filles des deux Gérard’, Europe

‘Female Friendship as a Literary Fact’, Romanic Review

‘L’(inter-)nationalisation du roman français dans ’après-guerre’,in Romans et récits français, entre nationalisme et cosmopolitisme, eds. Anne Cadin, Perrine Coudurier, Jessica Desclaux, Marie Gaboriaud et Delphine Pierre (Paris: Classiques Garnier)

2016

‘Nathalie Sarraute’s Domestic Spaces: Windows, Walls and Blinding Lucidity’, in Lucidity : Essays in Honour of Alison Finch, eds. Ian James and Emma Wilson (Oxford: Legenda)

‘Pierre Guyotat : Formations en langue normative’, Critique, nos. 824-824, pp. 158-68

2015

‘L’enfant prodige, ou le génie sur la sellette’, in L’Esprit créateur, no. 55, 2 : ‘Thinking Genius, Using Genius / Penser le génie à travers ses usages’

‘Entre ciel et terre : le clergé de Pierre Michon’, in Pierre Michon. Fictions & Enquêtes, ed. Agnès Castglione (Nantes: Editions nouvelles Cécile Defaut)

2013 

‘Lascaux et l’écriture faite de bêtes’, in Pierre Michon, eds. Pierre-Marc de Biasi, Agnès Castiglione, Dominique Viart (Paris : Gallimard)

‘L’uniforme du siècle’, in Le Rouge et le Noir de Stendhal : Lectures critiques, ed. Martine Reid (Paris : Classiques Garnier), pp. 189-204

2012

‘Stendhal and Romantic Irony’, in The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists, ed. Michael Bell (Cambridge University Press), pp. 159-75

2011

‘The Geography of Genius in Eighteenth-century France’, in Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism, eds.   David Adams and Galin Tihanov (Legenda, MHRA), pp. 46-57. [Russian translation in Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie no, 110 (2011), pp. 176-87.]

2010

‘Genius and its Others’, Paragraph, 32, pp. 182-96

‘Gérard Macé et la passion des étoffes’, Revue des sciences humaines, 297, pp. 57-68

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