Through a study of the short fiction and meta-literary statements published in literary magazine The Bell (1940-1954), this project aims to map the impact of The Bell on the promotion, canon formation and definition of the Irish short story in mid-twentieth-century Ireland so as to assess its role in the short story’s rise to fame as the quintessential national genre in Ireland. Detailed literary analysis, grounded in methodologies of ...
Constructing Adolescent Minds in Experimental Fiction for Young Readers: A Genetic Approach to Aidan Chambers' Dance series. University of Antwerp
Unstable Subjectivities in British Post-War Experimental Women's Writing (USEWW) Vrije Universiteit Brussel
overviews of the period which either largely ignored experimental writing or, alternatively, posited
B. S. Johnson as Britain's post-war 'one-man literary ...
Women and the Arctic: A Critical Analysis of Women's Writing about the Arctic (1880s-present) KU Leuven
The Northern regions have been the objects of both physical appropriation through explorations and symbolic appropriation in literary texts which sought to translate the unfamiliar into familiar terms. The impulse to search these regions and mine their resources has been durable and persistent, and the wish to narrate that experience for others has been equally strong. Like the Arctic explorations themselves, Arctic literature is heavily ...
BOF Sabbatical Leave - Kathleen Gyssels. two monographs about L.-G. Damas. 'a ti pa': vers une France décoloniale avec l'antillectuel L. G. Damas, Brill), and collection of poetry Mine de riens (2012), forthcoming 2022, with Ed. Passage(s). University of Antwerp
English phrases, French verbs: The interaction between loan word accommodation and grammatical change in Middle English KU Leuven
French heavily influenced the English lexicon, mainly during the Middle English period (1100-1500). However, it does not seem to have affected the grammar of English. This is because in Middle English society French functioned as a high-prestige but essentially second language. In such situations, transfer tends to mainly involve lexical borrowing. However, the effects of contact may go beyond direct transfer. Loan words need to be ...
Markers and Makers of Tradition: The Serially Published Modernist"Little" Anthology (1912-1930) Ghent University
The magazine and the anthology were two important vehicles for the dissemination of poetry
during the early twentieth century. In modernist studies, much focus has been given to the
magazine and its seminal role in the creation of literary modernism. In contrast, much less work
exists on the modernist poetry anthology. This is surprising since many modernist poetry
anthologies and modernist magazines had close ...
The Reception and Translation of Foreign Cultures in British Romantic Periodicals, 1809-1819 KU Leuven
This project investigates translation and cultural transfer in the issues of the Scottish periodicals the Edinburgh Review and Blackwood’s Magazine published between April 1817, when Blackwood’s Magazine was launched, and June 1829, when the final issue of the Edinburgh Review under the editorship of Francis Jeffrey appeared.
During the last ten years there has been a surge in scholarship on Scottish ...