Dr Delphine Grass

Lecturer

Research Overview

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.

Le Marché intérieur
Grass, D. expected in 2015 Amorces collection ed. Paris : A Verse.
Book

Michel Houellebecq: literature and aesthetics in the era of globalisation
Grass, D. expected in 2015 Oxford : Peter Lang.
Book

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.
Journal article

La Traversée
Grass, D., Wiame, S. 07/2013 Les Céphéides.
Anthology

Oyster, Oyster! (Contre-histoire de l'huître)
Grass, D., Wiame, S. 07/2013 Les Céphéides.
Anthology

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

"Black Nettles Blaze in the Wind"
Grass, D. 2011
Other contribution

Michel Houellebecq et les préromantiques allemands: une lecture poétique du roman Houellebecqien
Grass, D. 2011 In: Michel Houellebecq à la Une . Amsterdam : Rodopi ISBN: 978-90-420-3340-5.
Chapter

Review of Hédi Kaddour’s Treason, trans. by Marilyn Hacker
Grass, D. 2011 In: Modern Poetry in Translation. 3, 16
Book/Film/Article review

Review of Jean Folain, 130 poems
Grass, D. 2011 In: Modern Poetry in Translation. 16, 3
Book/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
Book/Film/Article review

Preface to Houellebecq's The Art of Struggle
Grass, D., Mathews, T., Houellebecq, M. 2010
Foreword/postscript

Sens du combat
Houellebecq, M., Grass, D., Mathews, T. 2010
Other contribution

Houellebecq and the novel as site of epistemic rebellion
Grass, D. 2006 In: Opticon1826. 1, 10 p.
Journal article