EBC 48 – Crossing into Otherness / Outlanding Woolf

juin 20th, 2015 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Crossing into Otherness—Outlanding Woolf

Sous la direction de Catherine Bernard, Claire Davison et Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio

EBC 48, juin 2015

Congrès de la SAES, Caen, mai 2014

Ce numéro d’Études britanniques contemporaines se compose exceptionnellement de deux sections tout à la fois distinctes et reliées thématiquement. La première section — ‘Crossing into Otherness’ — prend pour sujet la poétique de la traversée dans la littérature anglaise contemporaine, pour y analyser comment l’expérience de la traversée physique est aussi une expérience éthique de l’altération. La seconde section ‘Outlanding Woolf’ poursuit et infléchit ce thème en se tournant vers la manière dont Woolf invente une poétique de l’ailleurs et est en retour déplacée et transformée par l’acte de réception.
This issue of Études britanniques contemporaines is exceptionally divided into two sections that are both distinct and connected. The first section—“Crossing into Otherness’—turns to the poetics of crossing in contemporary English literature, in order to understand how the physical experience of ‘crossing into’ entails an ethical experience of alteration. The second section ‘Outlanding Woolf’ follows up and inflects the theme by turning to the way Woolf invents a poetics of the ‘outlandish’ and is in turn displaced and transformed by her reception.
Le texte intégral des articles est consultable sur: http://ebc.revues.org/2036

Rewriting Mrs Dalloway – M. Latham

juin 17th, 2015 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Vient de paraître chez Palgrave Macmillan :

A Poetics of Postmodernism and Neomodernism: Rewriting Mrs Dalloway,

de Monica Latham (membre d’I.D.E.A., Université de Lorraine).



Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, one of the most significant modernist texts from the Western literary canon, has spawned numerous contemporary offspring. Contemporary authors have dialogued with it, challenged it, reinvented it and offered creative responses to it, thus reinforcing its accumulated critical reputation and canonical status. After meticulously tracing the genesis of Woolf’s most iconic novel so as to examine the production of Woolf’s idiosyncratic Dalloway-esque signature, A Poetics of Postmodernism and Neomodernism sets out to explore its reproduction by a variety of postmodernist and neomodernist Anglo-American writers who are either openly indebted to Woolf’s novel or covertly influenced by it. The contemporary tributes that are indebted to Mrs Dalloway in so many ways have rejuvenated the Woolfian novel and have propelled it into the twenty-first century. Almost a hundred years after its publication, Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway has proved to be an enduring text, an ‘ice-breaking vessel’ which continues to invite ‘individual talents’ to follow in its wake.