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 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 convene the second-year core module of French modern literature and culture as well as the final-year module "Modernism and Madness," teach final-year translation seminars (French into English), and lecture on the MA in Translation Studies. I am also the convenor of the department’s final-year dissertation module and a member of 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 on "Literary Back-Translations" for 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 Health 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: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History (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 have supervised final-year dissertations on French and German national identity, WWII women life writing (de Beauvoir and Duras), as well as translation dissertations (texts by Verne and Zola). At graduate level, I supervised the MA thesis 'A Functional Approach to Translating Musical Theatre: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton', and am currently supervising the PhD 'Translating Anthony Burgess' Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange'.
PhD Supervision Interests
19th and 20th French Literature and Theatre, Modern Comparative Literature, French Critical Thought, Francophone Literature (Quebec), Literary Translation, Translation Theory
Translation as a Modernist Method in Madness: Artaud, Eliot, Hölderlin, Nerval, Proust, and Woolf
Lane, V. expected in 2022 Edinburgh University Press.
Lane, V. expected in 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