Prof A M Jefferson

Emeritus Professor of French

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

Emeritus Professor of French Literature; Emeritus Fellow of New College

 

Research

Ann Jefferson’s Nathalie Sarraute is due out in French translation with Edtions Flammarion, August 2019.

The English version, Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between, will be published by Princeton University Press in Spring 2020.

 

Publications

BOOKS

Nathalie Sarraute (Paris: Flammarion, forthcoming) https://editions.flammarion.com/Catalogue/grandes-biographies/nathalie-s...

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

Le Défi biographique (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2012)  [French translation of Biography and the Question of Literature in France, 2007, by Cécile Dudouyt] https://www.puf.com/content/Le_d%C3%A9fi_biographique

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

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

Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction and Theory: Questions of Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2000) http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/european-literature/nathalie-sarraute-fiction-and-theory-questions-difference

Reading Realism in Stendhal (Cambridge University Press, 1988) http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/european-literature/reading-realism-stendhal?format=PB

With David Robey and others, Modern Literary Theory: A Comparative Introduction (London: 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-literature/nouveau-roman-and-poetics-fiction?format=PB

 

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, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1996, 2011)

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)

 

RECENT ARTICLES & CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

Forthcoming:

Le temps du génie’, in Destins du génie au XIXe siècle, eds. Ugo Battini and Marine Riguet (Paris: Classiques Garnier)

‘A Gaggle of Geese or Technical Rigour: Re-forming the Novel in 1940s France’, in What Forms Can Do, eds. Shirley Jordan and Patrick Crowley (Liverpool University Press)

2018

‘Plunged in a Book: Nathalie Sarraute, Monique Wittig, Hélène Cixous and the Literature of Experience’, in Women’s Life-Writing and the Practice of Reading, eds. Valérie Baisnée-Keay, Corinne Bigot, Nicoleta Alexoae-Zagni, Claire Bazin (London: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 119-130

2017

‘L’(inter-)nationalisation du roman français dans l’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), pp. 281-292

2016

‘Female Friendship as a Literary Fact’, Romanic Review, 107/1-4, pp. 137-151

‘Les Filles des deux Gérard’, Europe, nos. 1051-1052, pp. 201-207

‘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, 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. 159-175

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. 182-196

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

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