Publications

Book

Diaries Real and Fictional in Twentieth-Century French Writing (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). OUP Blackwells Biblio.com

Articles and chapters

‘Le Journal intime’, forthcoming in Dictionnaire Blanchot, ed. by Michael Holland (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2020).

‘Les Discours scientifiques dans l’écriture de soi’, forthcoming in L’Influence souterraine de la science sur la littérature et la philosophie (Paris: Garnier, 2020).

‘Autofiction: Writing Lives’, forthcoming in The Cambridge History of the Novel in French (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

‘La figure de l’auteur comme “image véritable” dans l’œuvre d’André Gide’, Bulletin des amis d’André Gide, 199/200 (2018), 33–47.

‘Why Does Life-Writing Talk about Science?: Foucault, Rousseau, and the Early Journal Intime’, Biography, 40/2 (2017), 307–22. link

Raymond Queneau’, entry in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, ed. by Stephen Ross (London: Routledge, 2017). link

‘Diary-Writing and the Return of Gide in Barthes’s “Vita Nova”’, in Deliberations: The Journals of Roland Barthes (special issue of Textual Practice), ed. by Neil Badmington, 30/2 (2016), 241–66. link

‘Forgetting Gide: A Study of Barthes’s “Ursuppe”’, Barthes Studies, 1 (2015), 17–34. link

‘André Gide’s Paludes: A Diary Novel?’, French Studies, 68/1 (2014), 34–47. link

‘Metalepsis and the auteur supposé in Raymond Queneau’s Œuvres complètes de Sally Mara’, French Studies, 66/2 (2012), 178–192. link

Book reviews

Gide ou l’identité en question, ed. by Jean-Michel Wittmann’, French Studies, 73/1 (2018), 136–37. link

‘Roland Barthes, ‘Masculine, Feminine, Neuter’ and Other Writings on Literature: Essays and Interviews, Volume 3, trans. by Chris Turner (Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2016) AND ‘Simply a Particular Contemporary’: Interviews, 1970-79: Essays and Interviews, Volume 5, trans. by Chris Turner (Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2015)’, Barthes Studies, 3 (2017), 141–45. link

‘Philippe Lejeune, Aux Origines du journal personnel: France, 1750-1815’, Biography 39/4 (2016), 825–28. link

‘Andy Stafford, Roland Barthes’, The Times Literary Supplement, 26 February 2016, 30.

‘Roland Barthes, Album: inédits, correspondances et varia, ed. by Éric Marty’, French Studies, 70/1 (2016), 126–27. link

‘Tiphaine Samoyault, Roland Barthes’, French Studies, 69/4 (2015), 554–55. link

‘Martine Sagaert and Peter Schnyder (eds), Actualités d’André Gide’, French Studies, 67/3 (2013), 426. link

‘Françoise Simonet-Tenant, Journal personnel et correspondance (1785–1939) ou les affinités électives’, French Studies, 64/4 (2010), 519–20. link

Conference papers

‘The Diary as Radicalisation of French Autofiction’, at the international conference on ‘Autofiction: Theories, Practices, Cultures’, Wolfson College, Oxford, 19–20 October 2019.

‘Maurice Blanchot: A Theorist of the Diary?’, at the international conference on ‘Knowing the Self: Auto/Biographical Narratives and the History of Knowledge’, organised by the International AutoBiographical Association, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 19–21 June 2019.

‘Private writing, political action: Written AIDS Testimony in France, 1986–1993’, at the international conference ‘ACT UP: Thirty Years Fighting AIDS’, University of York, 1 June 2017.

‘The Gidian author-figure as “image véritable”’, at the international conference on ‘Gide et l’image’, Denison University, Ohio, 16–18 June 2016.

‘Forgetting Gide: a study of Barthes’s “Ursuppe”’, at the international conference on ‘Roland Barthes at 100’, Cardiff University, 30–31 March 2015.

‘Les Discours scientifiques dans l’écriture de soi’, at the international conference on ‘L’influence souterraine de la science sur la littérature et la philosophie (et réciproquement)’, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 23–24 May 2014.

‘Les Vies des auteurs supposés: de la biographie au journal intime’, at the seminar of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), ‘États du biographiques: usages, valeurs et fonctions de la biographie littéraire’, at the Maison Française d’Oxford, 7 February 2014.

‘Diary-writing in the “Vita Nova”: Journal de deuil and Soirées de Paris’, at the international conference on ‘The Renaissance of Roland Barthes’, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 25–26 April 2013.

‘The Journal Intime: From Document to Literary Œuvre in André Gide’s Hybrid Works’, at the European Science Foundation conference on ‘First-Person Writing, Four-Way Reading’, Birkbeck, University of London, 1–3 December 2011.

‘Pastiche of the author in Raymond Queneau’s Œuvres complètes de Sally Mara’, at the Oxford University French Postgraduate Conference on ‘Le Pastiche’, Maison Française d’Oxford, 14 January 2010.

Translations (a selection)

Pierre Bourdieu, ‘Marriage Between Past and Present in North African-Saharan Societies’, Ethnologie française, 169/1 (2018) (translated for Cadenza Academic Translations). link

Jean-Luc Nancy, Dies Irae (London: University of Westminster Press, 2019) (translated for Cadenza Academic Translations). link

Claudia Amigo Pino, ‘The Rhetorical Mission: Seminars from 1964 to 1969’, Barthes Studies 5 (2019). link

Claude Coste, ‘Travels in Greece’, Barthes Studies 5 (2019). link

Christophe Corbier, ‘How to Explain “the Material Effectiveness of Music” in “Évocations et incantations dans la tragédie grecque”’, Barthes Studies 5 (2019). link

Antoine Compagnon, ‘Writing Mourning’, Deliberations: The Journals of Roland Barthes (special issue of Textual Practice), ed. by Neil Badmington, 30/2 (2016), 209–19. link

Pierre de Marivaux, extract from Le Spectateur Français 5 October 1723, in Caroline Warman (ed), Tolerance: The Beacon of the Enlightenment (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2016), p. 82. link

Marie Gil, ‘Roland Barthes: Life as a text’, Barthes Studies, 1 (2015). link