Isabelle Daunais is Professor of French Literature at McGill University and holds the Canada Research Chair on the Aesthetics and the Art of the Novel. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century French literature and on examining the modern novel both as a form of thought and as an exploration of the world. She is the author of several studies on the realist novel and on the aesthetic of the novelistic character : Flaubert et la scénographie romanesque (1993); Frontière du roman : le personnage réaliste et ses fictions (2002); Les Grandes Disparitions. Essai sur la mémoire du roman (2008). She has also published a study of the Québécois novel : Le roman sans aventure (2015).
isabelle.daunais [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Webpage
Anna Berman is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at McGill University. Her research focuses on the nineteenth-century Russian and English novel and issues of kinship and family. She is the author of Siblings in Tolstoy and Dostoevsky: The Path to Universal Brotherhood (2015) and has also published articles on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Russian opera, the relationship of science and literature, and the family novel as a genre. Her teaching focuses on nineteenth-century Russian literature and opera.
anna.berman [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Webpage
Michel Biron is a specialist in the literary history of Québec, with a particular interest in modern poetry and the novel. His publications include, amongst others: Le Roman québécois (Boréal, coll. « Boréal express », 2012), La Conscience du désert. Essais sur la littérature au Québec et ailleurs (Boréal, coll. « Papiers collés », 2010), L'absence du maître: Saint-Denys Garneau, Ferron, Ducharme (Montréal, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, coll. « Socius », 2000). He is co-author, with Jacques Dubois, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, and Jeannine Paque, of Le roman célibataire. D'À rebours(1884) à Paludes(1895) (Paris, José Corti, 1996). He has also published a major biography of the poet Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau: De Saint-Denys Garneau (2015).
michel.biron [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Webpage
Katerine Gosselin is Professor of Literature at the Université du Québec à Rimouski. She is a specialist in the work of Claude Simon. Her research focuses on modes of representing memory, and, more specifically, on the memory of literature in the novels of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her articles on Claude Simon, on Aragon, on the Nouveau roman, and on the contemporary novel have been published in several journals (@nalyses, Études littéraires, Tangence, Europe) and collected editions (Claude Simon : situations, ENS Éditions, 2011; La Mémoire du roman, PUM, 2013). She has co-edited, with Olivier Parenteau, a 2014 issue of Études littéraires entitled Aragon théoricien/praticien du roman, and, with Martine Créac'h, a 2015 issue of Littérature entitled Écrire en contrepoint.
katerine_gosselin [at] uqar.ca (Email) | Webpage
Allan Hepburn is James McGill Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature. His publications include the books Intrigue: Espionage and Culture (2005), Enchanted Objects: Visual Art in Contemporary Fiction (2010), and A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature (2018). He has edited four volumes of material by the Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen: The Bazaar and Other Stories (2008), People, Places, Things: Essays by Elizabeth Bowen (2008), Listening In: Broadcasts, Speeches, and Interviews by Elizabeth Bowen (2010), and The Weight of a World of Feeling: Review and Essays by Elizabeth Bowen (2017). He has also edited two collections of essays: Troubled Legacies: Narrative and Inheritance (2007), and Around 1945: Literature, Citizenship, Rights (2016). He has published articles on James Joyce, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Bowen, Joseph Conrad, Louis Begley, Thomas Wharton, and other twentieth-century novelists.
allan.hepburn [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Webpage
Peter Sabor, FRSC, is Professor of English at McGill University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth-Century Studies and is Director of the Burney Centre. He is the general editor of The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, in progress, and co-general editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, also in progress. His other publications include (with Thomas Keymer) Pamela in the Marketplace: Literary Controversy and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland and the Juvenilia volume in the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen.
peter.sabor [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Webpage
Cecilia Benaglia is Assistant Professor of French and Italian literature at San Diego State University. She obtained her PhD in French and Italian Literature from Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a BA from Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice and Masters’ degrees from Université Paris III and Université Paris VIII. Her research interests include 20th-century French and Italian literature, the relation between politics and literary production during the 1950s and 1960s, sociology of literature, and translation studies. Focusing on the figure of the writer as a “cultural mediator,” her research combines the study of the history of publishing and of the emergence of a European literary field with detailed analysis of writers’ activities as translators and as publishers.
cbenaglia [at] sdsu.edu (Email)
Research assistants (2019-2020)
Marianne Ducharme (M.A. thesis: L’indice référentiel dans Cet été qui chantait de Gabrielle Roy : étude de l’implicite autobiographique»)
Jolianne Gaudreault-Bourgeois (Ph.D. thesis: « Il était une fois le roman… » : histoire narrée du genre romanesque dans les essais sur le roman des romanciers français )
Julie Larivière, UQAR (M.A. thesis: Entre nature et Histoire: transformations du personnage contemporain dans Du bon usage des étoiles, Les larmes de saint Laurent et La porte du ciel de Dominique Fortier )
Joanie Lemieux, UQAR (M.A. thesis: L’horloger, roman, suivi de Réinventer sa place : fictions de la filiation et possibles de l'identité dans le roman contemporain )
Guillaume Ménard (Ph.D. thesis: Pierre Michon, «fils de l’autre siècle». Poétique et imaginaire d’une conscience historique dix-neuviémiste )
Catherine Nygren (Ph.D. thesis: A Digital Analysis of the Language of Eighteenth-Century Travel Literature)
Xavier Phaneuf-Jolicoeur (Ph.D. thesis: Faire le mort. Fictions et renversements du pire dans le roman français d’après-guerre )
Étienne Poirier (M.A. thesis: Les dénouements tragiques et l'histoire chez Émile Zola)
Pierre-Emmanuel Roy (M.A. thesis: "Ce qui conduit à vertu & sçavoir" : l’ethos des traductrices françaises de la Renaissance dans leur appareil paratextuel (1521-1634) )
Olivier Séguin-Brault (M.A. student)
Megan Taylor (Ph.D. thesis: “A Raised, Restless, and Frightened Imagination”: Unconventional Reading in the Romantic-Period Novel)