Representations of the End in French Literature and Culture
Edited By Leona Archer and Alex Stuart
Notes on Contributors
Leona Archer studied at King’s College, Cambridge as a doctoral student, having previously completed a BA and MA at the University of Exeter. Her PhD thesis is entitled ‘Gender and Space in the Old French Lancelot-Grail Cycle’ and presents a critical examination of the construction of gender roles and spaces of social practice in this thirteenth-century Arthurian romance cycle. Leona’s principal research interests are twelfth- and thirteenth-century Old French texts, Arthurian literature and gender theory. She is currently working as a lectrice d’anglais at Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III. Michel Arouimi is currently Maître de Conférences in general and com- parative literature at the Université du Littoral and member of the editorial board of Théâtres du Monde. He is the author of six monographs, including two comparative Apocalypse studies: L’Apocalypse sur scène (2002), which explores apocalyptic themes in contemporary popular culture; and Les Apocalypses secrètes: Shakespeare, Eichendorf f, Nerval, Rimbaud, Claudel, Conrad, Tchekhov, Ramuz, Bosco, Carlo Levi (2007). His other publica- tions discuss a vast array of modern world literature and culture, includ- ing Kafka, Melville and Ernst Jünger. It is in Rimbaud’s poetry, however, and its relationship to a host of other authors, that his greatest specialism lies, and he has published a monograph (Vivre Rimbaud, 2010) and many articles on the subject. Kathryn Banks completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge, before going on to lecture at King’s College London. She spent time as a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard and...
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