Events

Invited talks

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2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:00pm (Birks 104)

  • Isabelle Perreault (Université de Montréal): «Rêver le roman comme une partition : l’imaginaire musical du roman au XXe siècle, de Proust à Robbe-Grillet»
  • Catherine Quirk (Université McGill): «'I acted to please myself': Performing a Character in Charlotte Bronte's Villette."

2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:30pm (Ferrier 456)

  • Brad Kent (Université Laval): «Equivocal Values: PEN, Literary Censorship, and Freedom of Expression in Ireland»

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:30pm (McLennan Library, room M3-37A)

  • David Garrioch (Monash University, Melbourne): «L’amitié épistolaire des femmes au XVIIIe siècle»
  • Ashley Marshall (University of Nevada, Reno): «Fabricating Defoe: The Problem of the ‘Father of the Novel’»

Friday, April 6, 2018, 10:30am (Arts Building, room 350)

  • Jacques Neefs (Johns Hopkins University): «L’idée de littérature dans Bouvard et Pécuchet de Flaubert»

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Kimiyo Ogawa (Sophia University, Tokyo) : « Jane Austen's Influence on Natsume Sōseki's Meian and "Sokuten Kyoshi" »
  • Alex Noël (Université Laval) : « Les formes de la dépossession dans le roman québécois »

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • David Bélanger (Université du Québec à Montréal) : « David Turgeon, une poétique echenozienne »
  • Keelan Harkin (McGill University) : « Dutiful Engagement: Memory and Emigration in John McGahern’s The Leavetaking »

Monday, January 29, 2018, 3:30pm (Arts building, room 230)

  • Gilles Philippe (Université de Lausanne) : « Édition critique et contraintes de collection. L’exemple de la Bibliothèque de la Pléiade » (sur les éditions critiques de Bernanos, Bataille, Camus, Sartre, Duras, Genet).

2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Cecilia Benaglia (McGill University) : "Horloger, flâneur, copiste : Alberto Arbasino et l’héritage romanesque européen"

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 2:00pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Beatrijs Vanacker (KU Leuven) : "Authorial Self-fashioning and Networks of Authority in Fanny Burney’s Journals and Letters"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:00pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Chris Langlois (McGill University) : "The Terror of Thinking in Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable"
  • Catherine Lavarenne (Université du Québec à Montréal) : "Le roman et le paysan: tensions entre littératie et oralité"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12:00pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Raphaëlle Décloître (McGill University) : «En quête d’un genre: tentative de circonscription du récit allégorique de la fin du Moyen Âge»
  • Gabriel Cholette (McGill University) : «Le Diable est dans les détails. Variantes génériques dans les manuscrits du Roman de Robert le Diable» 

2016

Thursday, November 29, 2016, 2:00pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Catherine Nygren (McGill University) : "Text Mining Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing"
  • Alex Bellemare (Université de Montréal) : «La fabrique du monde. Poétique et imaginaire du lieu dans la fiction utopique (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)»

Monday, October 31, 2016, 3:00pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Nicholas Cronk (University of Oxford) : "'Que dire quand tout semble dit?' : Voltaire, Candide et la posture auctoriale"

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:00am (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Scott Black (University of Utah) : "Without the Novel: Romance, Recursion, Anachronism in Burney's The Wanderer."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1:30pm (Leacock Building, room 738)

  • Christophe Pradeau (Paris-Sorbonne University), «Chez le personnage» 

Tuesday, Februrary 16, 2016, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Vincent Lambert (McGill University) : «Résurgences épiques dans le roman québécois contemporain»
  • Emily Kopley (McGill University) : «Virginia Woolf’s "immature and ill considered and wild and annoying ideas about prose and poetry" »

2015

Monday, November 23, 2015, 1:00pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Marcie Frank (Concordia University) : "Theater and the Theory of the Novel"
  • Isabelle Daunais (McGill University) : «Le roman et la "crise de la mémoire"» 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Robin Graham, (Concordia University) : "The Exemplification of Exhaustion: Capitalist Realism in the Economic Novel"
  • Sébastien Roldan, postdoctoral fellow (University of Strasbourg) : «Aux sources de la fluvialité dans la théorie du roman français : Balzac et Sainte-Beuve»

Wednesday, May 6, 2015: 2:00pm (Leacock Building, room 738)

  • Benoît Peeters (novelist, screenwriter, biographer and critic) : « Paul Valéry et le roman »

Tuesday, April 7, 2015: 2:30pm (Leacock Building, room 738)

  • Marielle Macé (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris): « Nécessiter le réel : sur le style documentaire en littérature »

Tuesday, March 31, 2015: 4:00pm (Arts Building, room 160)

  • Lyndsey Stonebridge (University of East Anglia) : «Reading Statelessness : Arendt, Kafka, and Coetzee»

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:00pm (Arts Building, room 160)

  • Nicholas Dames (Columbia University) : "The Chapter: from Caesarea to Victorian London"

Monday, January 12, 2015: 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Olivier Parenteau (Cégep de Saint-Laurent): «L'art du roman selon Michel Houellebecq» 
  • Daniel Newman (Concordia University) : "The Novel as Thought Experiment: Quantum Decoherence and Narrative Causality in David Lodge's Thinks..."

2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Paul Kawczak (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) : «Roman d'aventures et aventure dans le roman: histoire d'une notion littéraire de l'aventure du symbolisme à l'existentialisme»
  • Mitchell Brown (McGill University) : "Human Rights and Postwar Internationalism in Graham Greene's The Third Man"

Thursay, October 16, 2014, 2:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Isabelle Arseneau (McGill University) : « Du roman à la romance : contre une appréhension téléologique de l’histoire du roman » 
  • Audray Fontaine (McGill University) : « ”Mon engin n’est pas jusque la habille” : l’impéritie stylistique du prosateur du Chevalier qui la nef maine »
  • Vincent Moreau (McGill University) : « De l'épopée à la chronique : à propos de deux passages de la mise en prose de Garin le Loherain »

2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013: 10:30am (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Pierre-Olivier Brodeur (Université de Montréal) : «Un contre-poison au poison romanesque: le roman édifiant (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)»  
  • Simon Macdonald (Université McGill) : "Identifying Mrs Meeke: Another Burney Family Novelist"

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 10:30am (Arts Building, room 160)

  • Trevor Merrill (California Institute of Technology) : «Le désir triangulaire dans une nouvelle de Milan Kundera» 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 10:30am (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Trevor Merrill (California Institute of Technology) : "A Paradox at the Heart of Jane Austen’s Defense of the Novel"  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10am (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Discussion with Dominique Rabaté (Université Paris-Diderot)

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:00pm (Arts Building, room W20)

  • Massimo Rizzante (University of Trento) : «The Essay and the Novel. Notes about a massacre» 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11am (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library​ / Arts Building, room W20)

  • Massimo Rizzante (University of Trento) : « Milan Kundera et l'art de la fugue romanesque »
  • Massimo Rizzante (University of Trento) : «L'Identité de Milan Kundera», with the participation of François Ricard.

Monday, February 17, 2013, 3:00pm (688 Sherbrooke West, room 1041)

  • Tiphaine Samoyault (Université Paris III) : «L'idée de littérature contemporaine»

2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Hilary Havens (McGill University) : "Cougars on the Hunt in the Novels of Henry Fielding and Frances Burney"
  • Guillaume McNeil-Artaud (Université Laval) : «"Les ouvriers de la même heure": le journal dans la poétique romanesque d’Émile Zola.» 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Katerine Gosselin (Université Paris 8) : «Déchronologie romanesque, de Claude Simon au roman contemporain»
  • Allan Hepburn (McGill University) : "Elizabeth Bowen and the Technique of the Novel"

Wednesday, April 16, 2012, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Ariel Buckley (McGill University) : "Under the Volcano: Elizabeth Taylor and the Postwar Novelist"
  • Gabrielle Roy-Chevarier (McGill University) : «Entre lecture et relecture: l'influence de Proust sur l'art du roman d'Elizabeth Bowen»

Monday, February 13, 2012, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library, McGill University)

  • Maude Labelle (McGill University) : «Le romancier en lecteur de faits divers : Flaubert, Goncourt et Zola»
  • Laurence Williams (McGill University) : "Robinson Crusoe Meets the Tartars: Nomadism and the Early Eighteenth-Century Novel"

2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Ashley Woodward (Concordia University) : “Media and Social Mediation in Mansfield Park”
  • Joanna Donehower (Concordia University) : "The English Stage and the English Novel: Performances of The Stranger in Godwin's St. Leon."

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 1:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Michel Biron (McGill University), « L’autre solitude ou l’art du non roman : le nord et le roman québécois delangue française »
  • Renaud Roussel (McGill University) "Northern Disappearances in Mordecai Richler's Solomon Gursky Was Here"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 2:20pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Marcie Frank (Concordia University) : "Elizabeth Inchbald on how not to write a novel"
  • Isabelle Daunais (McGill University) : «"Le romancier des romanciers": James lecteur de Flaubert»
  • Cynthia Quarrie (University of Toronto) : "No One's History: Kazuo Ishiguro and the State of the Contemporary British Novel"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 2:30pm (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Louise-Hélène Filion (Université du Québec à Montréal) : «Yvon Rivard lecteur de Handke : la plongée dans l'«instant»»
  • Thomas Mainguy (McGill University), «Comme un château de sable : le roman d'Hubert Aquin»

2010


Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 10:00am (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • Luba Markovskaia (McGill University) : «Lire le libertinage au XXe siècle: Vivant Denon lu par Milan Kundera, Philippe Sollers et Louis Malle»

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 10:00am (Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library)

  • François Masse (McGill University) : «Jean-Philippe Domecq: les joies indigestes de la vitesse»
  • Julie McIsaac (Concordia University) : "Walking and Narrative Form in Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague"

Colloquiums and workshops​

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2019

March 20-21, 2019

Colloquium : «Construire la mémoire du roman: du moderne au contemporain», UQAR

With the participation of: Élise Côté-Lévesque (UQAR), Marie-Laurence Dumont (McGill) Justine Falardeau (McGill), Jolianne Gaudreault Bourgeois (McGill), Katerine Gosselin (UQAR), Claude La Charité (UQAR), Julie Larivière (UQAR), Joanie Lemieux (UQAR), Gabriel Marcoux-Chabot, Guillaume Ménard (McGill), Isabelle Perreault (Université de Montréal), Mathieu Simard (UQAR).

2018

October 15, 2018

Colloquium: « À quoi le roman nous relie-t-il? »

With the participation of Marek Bienczyk (Académie polonaise des sciences), Michel Biron (McGill), Marie-Claire Blais, Isabelle Daunais (McGill), Yannis Kiourtsakis, Francesca Lorandini (U. Trento), Trevor C. Merrill (CalTech), Lakis Proguidis (L'Atelier du roman), Thomas Pavel (U. Chicago), François Ricard (McGill), Massimo Rizzante (U. Trento), Yannick Roy.


March 29, 2018

Colloquium: "Qu’est qu’une «œuvre de jeunesse»?"
Organised by Isabelle Daunais and Jane Everett, with the participations Michel Biron (McGill), Anthony Glinoer (U. Sherbrooke), Sophie Létourneau (U. Laval), Véronique Samson (Cambridge) and Nathalie Watteyne (U. Sherbrooke).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

May 4 - 5, 2017, 9am to 5:30pm (Birks Building, room 111, 3520 University)

Colloquium: "Diplomacy and the Modern Novel: Britain, France, and the Mission of Literature"

Programme: PDF icon programme_diplomatie.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


March 30, 2017, 9am to 5pm  (Ballroom, Thomson House, 3650 McTavish, McGill)

Colloquium : "Vivre et raconter: le cas du roman «biographique» (1830-1880)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

December 6, 2016 (Thomson House, room 404)

Colloquium: "Le roman au futur antérieur. Filiations et continuités du roman québécois (1945-1970)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 20, 2016, 9:30AM-5PMGold Room, Faculty Club, McGill University

​Colloquium: "Mettre en livre. Pour une approche de la littérature médiévale"

  • Anne Salamon (Laval University), Mettre en livre : introduction
  • Francis Gingras (University of Montreal), Codex multorum librorum est. La mise en recueil des textes vernaculaires au Moyen Âge 
  • Sabrina Vervacke (Laval University), Éditer la Bible des Poëtes 
  • Isabelle Arseneau (McGill University), L’agaçante révolte du romancier. L’exemple de Méraugis de Portlesguez dans le ms. de Vienne ÖN 2599
  • Sandrine Hériché-Pradeau (Paris-Sorbonne University), Perceforest : cent inscriptions à ponctuer, des manuscrits aux imprimés 
  • Ariane Bottex-Ferragne (University of Montreal), Les vers modèles d’Hélinand de Froidmont et du Reclus de Molliens : une lecture « marquante » du ms. BnF fr. 2199
  • Raphaëlle Décloître (Laval University), Chemins dantesques et mise en fiction de la lecture dans l’œuvre de Christine de Pizan

Programme: PDF icon programme_mettre_en_livre.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

February 18, 2015 : 9:30am-12:30pm (Arts Building, room 160, McGill University)

Workshop : La Fête de l’insignifiance de Milan Kundera

With Francis Mus (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Lakis Proguidis (revue L’Atelier du roman), Yannick Roy (Cégep du Vieux-Montréal) and Isabelle Daunais (McGill)

Programme: PDF icon programme_fete_de_linsignifiance.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

April 2, 2013

Colloquium: "Les années cinquante et soixante: une autre histoire du roman", organized by Mathieu Bélisle, Sonia Théberge and Véronique Samson.

2012

March 22-23, 2012

Colloquium: "La mémoire du roman", organized by Isabelle Daunais, Michel Biron and François Ricard.​

2011

March 10, 2011

Colloquium: "La pratique du roman", organized by Isabelle Daunais and François Ricard.​

2010

February 18, 2010 and April 15, 2010 (Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th Floor, McLennan Library, McGill University)

Workshop: "Novelists' Correspondences (I)"

  • Peter Sabor and Katie Gemmill (McGill), Frances Burney's French Letter Book
  • Cécile Facal (McGill), Novelists of La Relève
  • Sarah Skoronski (McGill), Pointed Opinions: Lady Bradshaigh's Marginalia on Samuel Richardson's Clarissa

Workshop: "Novelists' Correspondences (I))"

  • Mathieu Bélisle (University of Chicago), Une amitié littéraire. De Gide à Martin du Gard
  • Allan Hepburn and Paula Derdiger (McGill), Writing Circles: Bowen and Woolf, Taylor and Bowen
  • Yannick Roy (revue L'Inconvénient), Gustave Flaubert and Mlle Leroyer de Chantepie

2009

Workshop: Contemporary novelists on the novel
December 9, 2009, 2pm - 4pm (Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th Floor, McLennan Library, McGill University)

  • Mathilde Barraband, Université de Montréal, «Le roman dépassé. Une histoire fin de siècle (autour de P. Bergounioux et F. Bon)»
  • Audrey Camus, Université McGill, «Contre le roman: Chevillard, Senges, Volodine»
  • Marty Fink, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, «Novel Approaches to HIV/AIDS: The Care Giving Testimony and the Return of the Queer»

Workshop: War Novelists
November 11, 2009, 2pm - 4pm (Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th Floor, McLennan Library, McGill University)

Has the experience of war - unique in itself - opened up an otherwise inaccessible space for novelists to reflect on the possibilities of their art? Has it led to a new perception or a new awareness of the novel as a means of thinking about the world and about human existence? And in what capacity has the novel shaped our understanding of the experience of war?

  • Caroline Krzakowski, Department of English, Lawrence Durrell
  • Olivier Parenteau, Department of French Language and Literature, Louis Aragon
  • Ian Whittington, Department of English, E.M. Forster.

October 21-23, 2009

Colloquium: "Gabrielle Roy et l’art du roman", organized by François Ricard, Isabelle Daunais, Jane Everett and Sophie Marcotte.​


March 18, 2009

Colloquium: "Le rire et le roman", organized by Mathieu Bélisle. ​

2008

November 6-7, 2008

Colloquium: "La poétique des romanciers / Novelists on the Novel", organized by Peter Sabor, Allan Hepburn and Isabelle Daunais.