Dr Veronique LaneSenior Teaching Associate in French
While completing my PhD on Antonin Artaud and Jean Genet at the Université Paris VII, I lectured on French Critical Thought for the Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris (2008-10), after which I have taught French and Comparative Literature as Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University (2010-11) and have been Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Institute for the Humanities at Keele University (2012-14).
At Lancaster, I lecture on core module of French modern literature and culture, teach final-year translation seminars (French into English), and convene the research-led module "Modernism and Madness." I also lecture on the MA in Translation Studies and supervise MAs and PhDs. I have served as Director of Undergraduate Studies, convenor of the department’s final-year dissertation module, as well as lead reviewer for the Faculty’s Research Ethics Committee.
I have published several articles and book chapters on Apollinaire, Artaud, Céline and Genet, and am the author of The French Genealogy of The Beat Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac’s Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux (Bloomsbury, 2017), which was praised as "an ambitious study sure to be a reference-point for many years to come" (Mairéad Hanrahan, University College London).
Recent publications include an article on Corbière and Ginsberg's poetry in the special issue I guest-edited for L'Esprit Créateur, "French and Beat Literatures: A History of Mutual Appropriation, Reception, and Translation" (vol. 58, no. 4, 2018), and a book chapter on the shaping role of Rimbaud and Genet in William S. Burroughs: Cutting Up The Century (Indiana University Press, 2019).
I am currently editing another special issue, which conceptualises the common but never theorised phenomenon of "Literary Back-Translation" (Translation and Literature, vol. 29, no. 3, 2020), and am preparing my second monograph, which is at the intersection of Comparative Literature, Translation Studies and Medical Humanities, Translation as a Modernist Method in Madness: Artaud, Eliot, H.D., Hölderlin, Nerval, Proust and Woolf (forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press).
2012-14: Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded by the SSHRC (Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)
2010: Research Grant, awarded by the McMahon Memorial Fund of Wesleyan University, for the organization of the colloquium Jean Genet politique, une éthique de l’imposture, Paris, Théâtre de l’Odéon
2009-10: Doctoral Scholarship, awarded by the FQRSC (Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture)
2007-10: Doctoral Scholarship, awarded by the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères à Paris
2007-10: Doctoral Scholarship, awarded by the SSHRC (Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)
FREN101: The Great War and The Avant-Gardes
FREN233: Shaping Contemporary France: Moments and Movements (convenor)
FREN301: Translation (French into English)
DELC320: Final Year Dissertation (convenor)
DELC349: French Modernism and Madness (convenor)
DELC416: MA Academic and Practical Methods in Translation
DELC420: MA Translation Project
I convene the undergraduate final-year dissertation unit, have supervised several MA dissertations and translation projects, and am currently co-supervising the PhD thesis "Translating Invented Languages: Anthony Burgess' Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange."
PhD Supervision Interests
19th and 20th French Literature and Drama, Modernism and Postmodernism, French Critical Thought, Francophone Literature and Culture (Quebec), Literary Translation, Narratives of Illness, Medical Humanities
Translation as a Modernist Method in Madness: Artaud, Eliot, Hölderlin, Nerval, Proust, and Woolf
Lane, V. expected in 2022 Edinburgh University Press.
Lane, V. 2020
Rimbaud and Genet, Burroughs’ Favourite Mirrors
Lane, V. 1/06/2019 In: William S. Burroughs. Bloomington : Indiana University Press p. 278-297. 20 p.
Tristan Corbière's Amours Jaunes in Allen Ginsberg's Early Poetry
Lane, V. 6/01/2019 In: L'Esprit Créateur. 58, 4, p. 89-103. 15 p.
French and Beat Literature: A History of Mutual Appropriation, Reception and Translation
Lane, V. 1/01/2019
Introduction: Materializing "the Eternal French Connexion"
Lane, V. 01/2019 L'Esprit Créateur 14 p.
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.
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. 264 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.
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.
Jean Genet, toujours en fuite
Lane, V. 04/2012
Trois mille ans d’histoire à treize mille mètres d’altitude. On Jean Genet, La Sentence (Paris: Gallimard, 2010).
Lane, V. 04/2012 Spirale
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.
Jean Genet s’évanouit pour supporter ce monde
Lane, V. 2009 In: Participer au monde. Paris : Presses Universitaires Paris Diderot p. 37-50.
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.
L’exposition Antonin Artaud, ou qui fait quoi? On the exhibition Antonin Artaud (Paris, BnF, 2006-2007).
Lane, V. 05/2007 Acta Fabula
Antonin Artaud’s Therapeutic Experiences of Translation
Participation in conference
Paris Interzone: The Transcultural Beat Generation (Collaboration, Publication, Translation)
Participation in conference
Book Launch: The French Genealogy of The Beat Generation
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar
La littérature et le cinéma français aux sources de la Beat Generation
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar