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‘Aprendiz de Proust’: Gilberto Freyre in Search of a Lost Past and a Renewed Future in Aventura e rotina (2019)
Journal Article
Miranda, R. (2019). ‘Aprendiz de Proust’: Gilberto Freyre in Search of a Lost Past and a Renewed Future in Aventura e rotina. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14753820.2019.1654266

The function of the self-proclaimed ‘Proustian’ traits of Gilberto Freyre’s work will act as the point of departure for a critique of Freyre’s conception of his non-fiction works, namely the travelogue Aventura e rotina (1953). As Freyre strategicall... Read More

L’oralité dans Allah Superstar : représentations, tensions, traduction (2019)
Journal Article
Mevel, P. (2019). L’oralité dans Allah Superstar : représentations, tensions, traduction. TTR: Traduction, Terminologie, Rédaction, 31(1), 47–68

This article examines the way in which banlieue French—a largely predominantly spoken linguistic variety—is used narratively and aesthetically in Y. B.’s novel Allah Superstar, and makes suggestions with regards to its English language translation. T... Read More

Refusing Consumption and Querying Genre: A Partial Reading of Marie NDiaye (2019)
Journal Article
Still, J. (2019). Refusing Consumption and Querying Genre: A Partial Reading of Marie NDiaye. Parallax, 25(3), 288-303. doi:10.1080/13534645.2019.1624324

Even thinking (at) the border of thought, images and dreams (perhaps semi-fictions), inevitably raises questions of genre and how we read: what is the effect of the words (syllables, letters, sounds), and what is their affect? Does the phrase 'uniden... Read More

Rouge Brun or Counterrevolutionary? Another Look at Michel Houellebecq's Politics (2019)
Journal Article
LANE, J. (in press). Rouge Brun or Counterrevolutionary? Another Look at Michel Houellebecq's Politics. Modern Language Review, 115(1),

Michel Houellebecq has gained a reputation for combining left-wing critiques of neo-liberal capitalism with reactionary laments at the decline of nation, religion, honest labour, and the patriarchal family. Critics typically thus either declare the n... Read More

Dread, Desire and Destruction: The Historical Sublime in Erwin Mortier’s Marcel (1999) (2019)
Journal Article
Mertens, B. (in press). Dread, Desire and Destruction: The Historical Sublime in Erwin Mortier’s Marcel (1999). Journal of Modern Literature,

Erwin Mortier’s novel Marcel (1999) addresses the still controversial topic of the Flemish collaboration with the German occupier during the Second World War, and its subsequent repression by the Belgian state. Told from the perspective of a grandchi... Read More

Social meaning in the perception of neutral tone variation in Putonghua (2018)
Journal Article
Zhao, H. (2018). Social meaning in the perception of neutral tone variation in Putonghua. Asia-Pacific Language Variation, 4(2), 161-196. https://doi.org/10.1075/aplv.18003.zha

This study investigates the perception of the variation of neutral tone, a phonetic feature in China’s official language, Putonghua. Specifically, I explore whether native listeners perceive social meanings such as standardness, regional-ness, status... Read More

Fintar o destino: between the colonial bond and a postcolonial double-bind (2018)
Journal Article
Miranda, R. (2018). Fintar o destino: between the colonial bond and a postcolonial double-bind. Portuguese Studies, 34(2), (148-166). doi:10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0148. ISSN 0267-5315

The article addresses Fernando Vendrell’s Fintar o destino [Dribbling Fate] (1998) by considering the appropriation of sports by the Portuguese Estado Novo’s colonialist ideology and policies (inspired by Gilberto Freyre’s lusotropicalist theories).... Read More

Work in crisis: film, fiction and theory (2018)
Journal Article
Lane, J. F., & Waters, S. (2018). Work in crisis: film, fiction and theory. Modern and Contemporary France, 26(3), (225-232). doi:10.1080/09639489.2018.1448769. ISSN 0963-9489

Lessons from Lysenko (2017)
Book Chapter
Marks, J. (2017). Lessons from Lysenko. In N. Krementsov, & W. deJong-Lambert (Eds.), The Lysenko Controversy As A Global Phenomenon - Volume 2, 185-206. Palgrave MacMillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39179-3_7

This chapter explores the question of whether we can still “learn lessons” from Lysenkoism. Contemporary allusions are often narrowly polemical, usually making the claim that scientific work is being marginalised for non-scientific reasons. However,... Read More