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Dr Delphine Grass

Dr Delphine Grass

Lecturer

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 592470
Location: B76, Bowland North

Affiliations

Authors and the World
Multilingual French Identities

 My research focuses primarily on modern and contemporary French literature and theory. I am currently working on a monograph: Michel Houellebecq, Literature and Aesthetics in the Era of Globalisation (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015). The monograph develops the theoretical framework of framelessness, which is used to approach the portrayal of globalisation in Houellebecq's texts through a variety of themes, such as tourism, cloning and the representation of glass architecture. My next research project focuses on twentieth-century modernist poetry from Alsace-Lorraine and the poetics of multilingualism, community and statelessness in these modernist poets' critique of nationalist politics.

PhD Supervision Interests

Modern and Contemporary French literature, literature and globalisation, Modernism and Modernity, literature from the Franco-German borderlands, world literature, literature and the politics of cosmopolitanism, literature in translation, poetry, literary genres, theories of the text, multilingual literatures.

Research Grants

The Society for French Studies: Awarded £350 (with Dr. Charlotte Baker) in support of the conference "Multilingual French Identities" taking place in January 2014 at Lancaster University.

The Yves Hervouet Fund with Dr. Charlotte Baker (£700) for the organisation of the conference "Multilingual French Identities" taking place in January 2014 at Lancaster University.

My PhD research was funded by the UCL Graduate School Scholarship (Fees and Maintenance Scholarship awarded on merit and excellence accross UCL faculties)

Current Teaching

DELC342: Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

DELC347: Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature 1850-2000

DELC215: Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain

FREN101: French Culture and Society

FREN233: Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History

FREN301: Final Year Advanced French Language

Selected Publications

Michel Houellebecq: literature and aesthetics in the era of globalisation

Grass, D. expected in 2015 Oxford: Peter Lang.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

World literature at the borderland: the frontier poetics of Claude Vigée and André Weckmann’s Alsatian poetry

Grass, D. 2014 In: Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Domesticating Hierarchies, Eugenic Hygiene and Exclusion Zones: The Dogs and Clones of Houellebecq's La Possibilité d'une île

Grass, D. 07/2012 In: Esprit créateur. 52, 2, p. 127-140 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The disappearing subject: language, transparency and modern architecture in the works of Michel Houellebecq

Grass, D. 06/2011 In: Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. 15, 3, p. 339-347 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

In Press

Michel Houellebecq: literature and aesthetics in the era of globalisation

Grass, D. expected in 2015 Oxford: Peter Lang.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

World literature at the borderland: the frontier poetics of Claude Vigée and André Weckmann’s Alsatian poetry

Grass, D. 2014 In: Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

La Traversée

Grass, D. & Wiame, S. 07/2013 Paris: Les Céphéides.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

Oyster, Oyster! (Contre-histoire de l'huître)

Grass, D. & Wiame, S. 07/2013 Paris: Les Céphéides.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

2012

Domesticating Hierarchies, Eugenic Hygiene and Exclusion Zones: The Dogs and Clones of Houellebecq's La Possibilité d'une île

Grass, D. 07/2012 In: Esprit créateur. 52, 2, p. 127-140 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

"Black Nettles Blaze in the Wind"

Grass, D. (Translator) 2011 Oxford: Modern Poetry in Translation

Research output: Other contribution

Review of Jean Folain, 130 poems

Grass, D. 2011 In: Modern Poetry in Translation. 16, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Michel Houellebecq et les préromantiques allemands: une lecture poétique du roman Houellebecqien

Grass, D. 2011 Michel Houellebecq à la Une. Clément, M. L. & van Wesemael, S. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rodopi

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Review of Hédi Kaddour’s Treason, trans. by Marilyn Hacker

Grass, D. 2011 In: Modern Poetry in Translation. 3, 16

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Orchards, trans. by Peter Oram and Alex Barr

Grass, D. 2011 In: Modern Poetry in Translation. 3, 16

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The disappearing subject: language, transparency and modern architecture in the works of Michel Houellebecq

Grass, D. 06/2011 In: Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. 15, 3, p. 339-347 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Preface to Houellebecq's The Art of Struggle

Grass, D., Mathews, T. & Houellebecq, M. 2010 The Art of Struggle. Richmond: Herla

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsForeword/postscript

Sens du combat

Houellebecq, M., Grass, D. (Translator) & Mathews, T. (Translator) 2010 Richmond: Herla

Research output: Other contribution

2006

Houellebecq and the novel as site of epistemic rebellion

Grass, D. 2006 In: Opticon1826. 1, 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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