Dr Veronique Lane

Teaching Associate in French

Research Overview

I completed my PhD thesis on Antonin Artaud and Jean Genet at the University of Montreal and the Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII.

Before teaching at Lancaster, I have lectured French Critical Thought at Vassar College and Wesleyan University in Paris (2008-10), as well as Modern Comparative Literature, French Language, Avant-Garde Theatre and Film at Wesleyan University in the US (2010-11), and I have been Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Institute for the Humanities at Keele University in the UK (2012-14).

I have published several articles and book chapters on Apollinaire, Artaud, Céline and Genet, and am the author of the monograph The French Genealogy of The Beat Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac’s Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux (London: Bloomsbury, 2017, 264 p.)

I am currently editing a collection of essays for the bilingual journal L'Esprit Créateur published by Johns Hopkins, "French and Beat Literatures: A History of Mutual Appropriation, Reception and Translation" (scheduled Winter 2018).

I am also working on a new research project at the intersection of Comparative Literature, Translation Studies and Medical Humanities.

La littérature française aux sources de la Beat Generation
Lane, V. 22/03/2018 In: Beat Generation: l'inservitude volontaire. Paris : Presses du CNRS p. 89-107.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

French and Beat Literatures: A History of Mutual Appropriation, Reception and Translation
Lane, V. 16/01/2018
Special issue

Rimbaud and Genet: Burroughs’ Favourite Mirrors
Lane, V. 2018 In: William S. Burroughs: Cutting Up The Century. Bloomington : Indiana University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The French Genealogy of The Beat Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac's Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux
Lane, V. 09/2017 Bloomsbury. 276 p.

Allen Ginsberg’s Translations of Apollinaire and Genet in the Development of his Poetics of ‘Open Secrecy’
Lane, V. 12/2016 In: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture. 18, 5, 8 p.
Journal article

Five dictionary entries: "Amérique," "Beat Generation," "Convention du Parti démocrate à Chicago," "Evanouissement," "Vietnam"
Lane, V. 2014 In: Dictionnaire Jean Genet. Honoré Champion
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

The Parting of Burroughs and Kerouac: The French Backstory to The First Beat Novel, from Rimbaud to Poetic Realist Cinema
Lane, V. 09/2013 In: Comparative American Studies. 11, 3, p. 265-279.
Journal article

Jean Genet, toujours en fuite
Lane, V. 04/2012
Special issue

Trois mille ans d’histoire à treize mille mètres d’altitude. On Jean Genet, La Sentence (Paris: Gallimard, 2010).
Lane, V. 04/2012 Spirale
Book/Film/Article review

Antonin Artaud et Louis-Ferdinand Céline: "les choses" à leur paroxysme
Lane, V. 07/2011 In: Pensées du corps. Paris : Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle p. 251-269.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Jean Genet s’évanouit pour supporter ce monde
Lane, V. 2009 In: Participer au monde. Paris : Presses Universitaires Paris Diderot p. 37-50.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

L’Immonde frémissement du Nombre: Jean Genet à corps perdu
Lane, V. 05/2007 In: Un certain genre malgré tout. Montreal : Nota Bene p. 175-188.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

L’exposition Antonin Artaud, ou qui fait quoi? On the exhibition Antonin Artaud (Paris, BnF, 2006-2007).
Lane, V. 05/2007 Acta Fabula
Book/Film/Article review

Le coeur en Bataille. On Jean-Luc Nancy, La pensée dérobée (Paris: Galilée, 2001).
Lane, V. 09/2005 Spirale
Book/Film/Article review

Trop occupés pour séduire. On August Stramm, Forces (directed by Stanislas Nordey).
Lane, V. 06/2005 Spirale
Book/Film/Article review