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Dr Hélène Stafford

Lecturer in French / Admissions Tutor for Languages and Translation Studies  

Helene Stafford
  • DEUG, Université de Haute-Alsace, France
  • BA Hons, University of Birmingham
  • DPhil, Somerville College, University of Oxford

 

  • French Culture, Literature and Film
  • Contemporary French Civilisation and society
  • French Language and Translation
  • 19th-century French literature, Mallarmé 
  • Diversity and 20th-century literature: Colette, Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Literature, the Body and Philosophy (Mallarmé/Blanchot/Heidegger)

Research Supervisions:

  • French Literature
  • Comparative Literature

Monographs

  • Forthcoming. Mallarmé, Heidegger and Blanchot

  • 2000. Mallarmé and the Poetics of Everyday Life: a Study of the concept of the Ordinary in his Prose and Poetry. Amsterdam: Rodopi

Edited Volumes

  • 2004. The Impossible Space. Strathclyde: Unviersity of Strathclyde Press. Edited with Prof P. Moores and Dr A. Kershaw
  • 2005. Sur quel pied danser? Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi. Edited with Dr E. Nye and Prof M. Freeman

Recent Selected Articles (out of 20)

  • 2011 : ‘ « Les Oiseaux ivres » : Mallarmé et l’ivresse littéraire’, L’Ivresse littéraire, Leuwers, Daniel, ed (Paris : Editions Calliopées)
  • 2010 ‘L’engagement de Mallarmé :politique et esthétique’, Les Engagements, Leuwers, Daniel, ed (Paris:Editions Calliopées) 2009 'Mallarmé et Bachelard: La rêverie des mots',Harrow, Susan, and Unwin, Tim, eds, Joie de Vivre in French Literature and Culture (Amsterdam, NY: Rodopi) 2009
  • 2008 ‘La Résistance dans la tradition du poète lauréat en Grande-Bretagne’, La Résistance en littérature, Leuwers, Daniel, ed, (Paris: Manuscript)
  • 2009. "Quand la mode devient littérature: Mallarmé et la Dernière Mode". Costas Valetas (Ed.). ΑΙΟΛΙΚΑ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ. Athens: Callithea.
  • 2008. "'Féerie quotidienne': le quotidien et la modernité chez Mallarmé (1842-98) et Manet (1832-83)". Saint-Petersburg: State University of St Petersburg Press.
  • 2008. "Mémoire utopique et utopie dans l'autobiographie?" Ruth Amar (Ed.). L'Utopie dans la littérature française. Essen: Verlag Die Blaue Eule.
  • 2007. "La Réticence dans L'Instinct de ciel de Jean-Michel Maulpoix". Jacqueline Michel (Ed.). La Réticence. Paris and Bucarest: Editions Est.
  • 2005. "'La Ballerine illettrée': Transformations of the Feminine in Mallarmé's Dance Writings. E. Nye, M. Freeman and H. Stafford (Eds.) Sur quel pied danser. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi.
  • Sonnenschein Prize, 1990
  • Jane J. Milne Prize, 1990
  • BAUW Elise P. Thomas Prize, 1991
  • Manoukian-Lilley Prize, 1992
  • R.L. Graeme Ritchie Memorial Prize, 1992
  • British Academy Major Award, 1992-1996
  • Somerville College Postgraduate Scholarship, 1993-1995
  • LSS Teaching Award, 2008

Keynotes and Invited Conferences

  • Chapel Hill (North Carolina)
  • Institute for Germanic Studies
  • Oxford University
  • University of Haifa
  • Université de Tours
  • St Petersburg University
  • AICL conference in Lesbos

Conference Organisation

4 conferences organised in the UK on literary themes, supported by funding from the British Academy, the French Embassy, the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol and the Aston Modern Languages Foundation.

  • Vice-President of the Association Internationale des Critiques Littéraires (AICL)
Room: MB771
Phone: 0121 204 3792
Email: h.stafford@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 2043766

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research