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Neil Malloy

Languages and Literature, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

Peripheral vision: the aesthetics of political marginality in contemporary French fiction.

My research explores how the contemporary French novel represents lives lived in the shadow of neoliberalism.

I am interested in how recent novels by writers such as Maylis de Kerangal, Joy Sorman and Olivia Rosenthal bring into focus those who have been pushed to society’s edges in the socio-economic situation that has come to dominate France since the turn of the 21st Century.

I read these literary texts alongside the work of recent thinkers in aesthetics like Jacques Rancière and Georges Didi-Huberman, as well as researchers in the social sciences including Michel Foucault, Marc Augé and Christophe Guilluy, to explore how literature represents and enables its readers to think about political invisibility.


Research Area

  • French Studies
  • Languages and Literature

Publications


  • "'Seuls demeurent' : poétique de l'impersonnel chez Duras et Blanchot" in Duras et Blancot : Ecarts, affinités, communautés ? suivi de Archives plurielles de Duras, ed. Sylvie Loignon, La Revue des Lettres modernes, Minard, 2022. 
  • "De la disparition d'une lettre : les traductions anglaise et américaine du Ravissement de Lol V. Stein", Cahiers Marguerite Duras, 1, 2021. [Open access article]
  • "L'écrit adressé", "Le Monde extérieur", "La Pute de la côte normande" in Dictionnaire Marguerite Duras, ed. Bernard Alazet and Christiane Blot-Labarrère, Honoré Champion, 2020.

  • "Faire trembler la langue : traduire L'Amant du français en anglais" in Marguerite Duras. Passages, croisements, rencontres, ed. Olivier Ammour-Mayeur, Florence de Chalonge, Yann Mével and Catherine Rodgers, Classiques Garnier, 2019.

  • "Les ombres du jardin : la mise en scène des marginaux dans le théâtre de Marguerite Duras" in Marguerite Duras : Un théâtre de voix / A Theatre of voices, ed. Mary Noonan and Joëlle Pagès-Pindon, Brill-Rodopi, 2018.
  • "L'endroit et le mot" in Bulletin de la Société Marguerite Duras, no 30, vol 1, 2012, pp. 111-123.

Other Research Interests

Neoliberalism; 20th and 21st Century Literature, especially the novel; Maylis de Kerangal; Marguerite Duras; Georges Didi-Huberman; Visual Cultures; History of Art; Translation Studies.