I am a specialist in 19th century French literature, and my research focuses on literary representations of geographical space during this period. My dissertation explores how 19th century writers, artists, and geographers represented landscapes as dynamic places whose interconnectedness contributed to a relational understanding of identity. My research also examines how contemporary Francophone writers represent the connections between people and geographies in literary texts. Research interests include: 19th and 20th century French and Francophone Literature; Literature and the Environment; Literary Representations of Geography; Ecocriticism and Geocriticism; Science in Literature.
Relational Geographies: Toward an Interconnected Vision of Place in French Literature and Geography, 1850-1900
- Nathan Germain, « Lire et écrire le paysage : dynamisme et relation dans la description de l’épisode de Fontainebleau », Op. cit., revue des littératures et des arts, « Agrégation Lettres 2018 », n° 17, automne 2017, mis à jour le : 04/11/2017, URL : https ://revues.univ-pau.fr/opcit/249.
- Jeffrey Thomas, « Personnages secondaires et rôles principaux dans L’Éducation sentimentale », Op. cit., revue des littératures et des arts, « Agrégation Lettres 2018 », n° 17, automne 2017 , mis à jour le : 02/11/2017, URL : https ://revues.univ-pau.fr/opcit/250.
- “An Ecological Identity: Poetics, Nature, and Identity in L’Esclave vieil homme et le molosse”, Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French, Ed. Douglas L. Boudreau and Marnie M. Sullivan, Lexington Books, December 2015, pp. 123-144.
“Par-delà nature et culture: The Anthropocene in the 19th Century”, “Turning Points”, Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (GAFIS) Symposium, UW-Madison, April 2017.
“Water, Earth, and the Infinity of Being: Relational Identities and Immortality in Hugo and Verne”, “La Terre”, 42nd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Brown University, Providence, RI, October 2016
“A poetics of space : cultural, linguistic, and geographical hybridity in Verre Cassé by Alain Mabanckou”, Tenth Biennial Association for the Study of GERMAIN Curriculum Vitae 4 Literature and Environment (ASLE) Conference, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS, May 2013.
“Toward an Environmental Ethic: An Ecocritical Reading of Nerval”, 44th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, Tufts University, Boston, MA, March 2013.
- “An Ecological Identity: Nature, Poetics, and Identity in L’Esclave vieil homme et le molosse”, 43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, March 2012.
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