Essays in French Studies

by Lucy Bolton (Volume editor) Gerri Kimber (Volume editor) Ann Lewis (Volume editor) Michael Seabrook (Volume editor)
©2007 Conference proceedings 235 Pages
Series: Modern French Identities, Volume 61


Broaching the notion of the ‘frame’ from a variety of analytic perspectives, and employing a range of approaches, this collection of articles engages with contemporary debates on text and image relations, literary reception and translation, narratology and cinematographic technique.
The various contributions to this collection provide new readings in their respective fields, and share a common concern with exploring the productive and problematic notion of the ‘frame’ and of ‘framing’ in a wide variety of cultural media in French Studies. This interdisciplinary analysis of literary and theoretical texts, visual art and film allows for fruitful connections to be made at the level of analysis of themes and of methodology. It thus provides material that is of interest both to specialists in these fields, and also to those seeking a more general introduction to each area.
This collection of articles is selected from the proceedings of the ‘Framed! in French Studies’ workshop, held at the Institut Français in London in February 2006.


ISBN (Softcover)
Französisch Literatur Geschichte 1690-2000 Kongress London (2006) Narrative frame Manuscript Filmic frame Rahmenerzählung Social Value
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2007. 235 pp.

Biographical notes

Lucy Bolton (Volume editor) Gerri Kimber (Volume editor) Ann Lewis (Volume editor) Michael Seabrook (Volume editor)

The Editors: Lucy Bolton has a Masters in Film Studies from the University of Westminster and is currently completing her Ph.D. thesis at Queen Mary, University of London. Gerri Kimber is currently completing a Ph.D. thesis on Katherine Mansfield at Exeter University and is the author of articles on Katherine Mansfield, Villiers de L’Isle-Adam and Sylvia Townsend Warner. Ann Lewis is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. She completed a Ph.D. on the topic of sensibility in eighteenth-century French fiction at Queen Mary and is the author of several articles (on Rousseau, Graffigny and illustrations to eighteenth-century novels). Michael Seabrook holds a Joint Honours degree in French and German and a Masters in Literary Translation, both from the University of Exeter. He is currently completing his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Southampton.


Title: Framed!