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Dr Veronique Lane

Senior Teaching Associate in French

Veronique Lane

Confucious Institute



Office Hours:

Friday: 11.00-12.00 (County Main, B163)

Research overview

While completing my PhD on Antonin Artaud and Jean Genet at the Université Paris VII, I lectured on French Critical Thought for the Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris (2008-10), after which I have taught French and Comparative Literature as Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University (2010-11) and have been Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Institute for the Humanities at Keele University (2012-14).

At Lancaster, I lecture on core module of French modern literature and culture, teach final-year translation seminars (French into English), and convene the research-led module "Modernism and Madness." I also lecture on the MA in Translation Studies and supervise MAs and PhDs. I have served as Director of Undergraduate Studies, convenor of the department’s final-year dissertation module, as well as lead reviewer for the Faculty’s Research Ethics Committee.

I have published several articles and book chapters on Apollinaire, Artaud, Céline and Genet, and am the author of The French Genealogy of The Beat Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac’s Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux (Bloomsbury, 2017), which was praised as "an ambitious study sure to be a reference-point for many years to come" (Mairéad Hanrahan, University College London).

Recent publications include an article on Corbière and Ginsberg's poetry in the special issue I guest-edited for L'Esprit Créateur, "French and Beat Literatures: A History of Mutual Appropriation, Reception, and Translation" (vol. 58, no. 4, 2018), and a book chapter on the shaping role of Rimbaud and Genet in William S. Burroughs: Cutting Up The Century (Indiana University Press, 2019).

I am currently editing another special issue, which conceptualises the common but never theorised phenomenon of "Literary Back-Translation" (Translation and Literature, vol. 29, no. 3, 2020), and am preparing my second monograph, which is at the intersection of Comparative Literature, Translation Studies and Medical Humanities, Translation as a Modernist Method in Madness: Artaud, Eliot, H.D., Hölderlin, Nerval, Proust and Woolf (forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press).

PhD supervision

19th and 20th French Literature and Drama, Modernism and Postmodernism, French Critical Thought, Francophone Literature and Culture (Quebec), Literary Translation, Narratives of Illness, Medical Humanities

Research Grants

2012-14: Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded by the SSHRC (Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)

2010: Research Grant, awarded by the McMahon Memorial Fund of Wesleyan University, for the organization of the colloquium Jean Genet politique, une éthique de l’imposture, Paris, Théâtre de l’Odéon

2009-10: Doctoral Scholarship, awarded by the FQRSC (Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture)

2007-10: Doctoral Scholarship, awarded by the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères à Paris

2007-10: Doctoral Scholarship, awarded by the SSHRC (Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)

Current Teaching

FREN101: The Great War and The Avant-Gardes

FREN233: Shaping Contemporary France: Moments and Movements (convenor)

FREN301: Translation (French into English)

DELC320: Final Year Dissertation (convenor)

DELC349: French Modernism and Madness (convenor)

DELC416: MA Academic and Practical Methods in Translation

DELC420: MA Translation Project

Additional Information

I convene the undergraduate final-year dissertation unit, have supervised several MA dissertations and translation projects, and am currently co-supervising the PhD thesis "Translating Invented Languages: Anthony Burgess' Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange."

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