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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 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 convene the second-year core module of French modern literature and culture as well as the final-year module "Modernism and Madness," teach final-year translation seminars (French into English), and lecture on the MA in Translation Studies. I am also the convenor of the department’s final-year dissertation module and a member of 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 on "Literary Back-Translations" for 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 Health 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 Theatre, Modern Comparative Literature, French Critical Thought, Francophone Literature (Quebec), Literary Translation, Translation Theory

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: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History (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 have supervised final-year dissertations on French and German national identity, WWII women life writing (de Beauvoir and Duras), as well as translation dissertations (texts by Verne and Zola). At graduate level, I supervised the MA thesis 'A Functional Approach to Translating Musical Theatre: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton', and am currently supervising the PhD 'Translating Anthony Burgess' Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange'.

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