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Dr Elise Hugueny-Léger, Senior Lecturer

Dr Elise Hugueny-LegerContact Information

esmh@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 463652
Office: Buchanan 405

Module surgery hours:
Monday, Tuesday 10-11

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

My research interests are in the field of contemporary French literature and culture, with particular emphasis on the theory and practice of autobiography and autofiction, and on the creative process inherent to life-writing. My current book-length project, entitled Projections de soi: identités et images en mouvement dans l’autofiction, examines dialogues between literature and the moving image in processes of self-representation.

My first monograph was a study of the œuvre of Annie Ernaux (Annie Ernaux, une poétique de la transgression, 2009). I keep giving talks and publishing articles on this writer on a regular basis, and I developed the website www.annie-ernaux.org.

Other, broader interests encompass: journalistic writing and intellectual life in France; the rise of consumerism and its representation in artistic forms; the place of women and their writings in contemporary France.

As part of my on-going interest in autobiography and the writing process, I have set up the module ‘Creative Writing in French’ (FR4150) - which was awarded a University Teaching Excellence Award, and was shortlisted for a Times Higher Education award in the 'Excellence and Innovation in the Arts' category - and its related website Write in French, which features a range of activities, texts and workshops developed through the course. I also offer modules entitled ‘Writing the Self in 20th and 21st-century French Literature’ (FR3078), ‘Intellectuals in Modern France’ (FR3080) and ‘Good and Ads: Consumerism in Modern France’ (FR4182) for French Honours students, and ‘Autobiography and the Visual Arts’ (CO4021) for the School’s Comparative Literature programme.

I welcome enquiries from prospective MLitt and PhD students who would like to work in areas linked to my research interests and areas of expertise.

PhD Supervision

Kirsty Boardman, Anais Fusaro

Publications

Solitaires, solidaires: conflict and confluence in women's writings in French
Hugueny-Léger, E. (ed.) & Verdier, C. (ed.), 1 Oct 2015, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 265 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Annie Ernaux, une poétique de la transgression
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2009, Peter Lang.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Reflections: New Directions in Modern Languages and Cultures
Buxton, S. (ed.), Campbell, L. (ed.), Dawe, T. (ed.) & Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M. (ed.), 2008, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 160 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Violence, sexualité et construction de soi dans 'En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule' d'Edouard Louis
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Jan 2018, Politique de l’autobiographie: Engagements et subjectivités. Hamel, J-F., Havercroft, B. & Lefort-Favreau, J. (eds.). Montreal: Nota Bene, (Contemporanéités; vol. 7).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

À cette époque-là, c'était toujours fête: Ernaux et Pavese, la solitude en partage
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 24 Nov 2015, Annie Ernaux: L'intertextualité. Kahn, R., Macé, L. & Simonet-Tenant, F. (eds.). Rouen: Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, p. 83-94
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ėcrire le retour sur soi: postures d’engagement et d’accompagnement dans les socioanalyses d’Annie Ernaux et de Didier Eribon
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Oct 2015, Annie Ernaux: Un engagement d'écriture. Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, p. 159-168 (Fiction/non-fiction 21).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Women, Solidarity and Solitude: La solidarité comme acte politique
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M. & Verdier, C., 2015, Solitaires, solidaires: Conflict and Confluence in Women's Writings in French. Hugueny-Léger, E. & Verdier, C. (eds.). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 1 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Annie Ernaux: une écriture palimpseste? Inscriptions, effacements et possibilités de réinvention dans son œuvre
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 24 Sep 2014, Annie Ernaux : Le temps et la mémoire. Best, F., Dugast-Portes, F. & Blanckeman, B. (eds.). Paris: Stock, (Essais - Documents).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Filatures de soi: detectives, disappearances and deceit in the crime autofictions of Calle, Laurens and Nothomb
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 1 Sep 2014, Rewriting wrongs: French crime fiction and the palimpsest. Kimyongür, A. & Wigelsworth, A. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 145-162
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mises en mots et mises en scène chez Camille Laurens : lire la fiction, écrire sa vie, redéfinir l’autofiction
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Mar 2013, L'Autobiographie entre autres : Ecrire la vie aujourd'hui. Arribert-Narce, F. & Ausoni, A. (eds.). Modern French Identities ed. Oxford: Peter Lang, Vol. 10.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Du Dedans au Dehors: Trajectories of the Self in Diaries by Annie Ernaux
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2011, ‘Parcours de femmes’: Twenty Years of Women in French. Kershaw, A. & Allison, M. (eds.). Peter Lang, p. 167-179 (Modern French Identities).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ecriture migrante et identités en marge dans deux romans de Marlène Amar: La Femme sans tête et Des Gens infréquentables
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2010, Francographies: Identité et altérité dans les espaces francophones européens. Bainbrigge, S., Charnley, J. & Verdier, C. (eds.). Peter Lang
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

"Ce qu'ils disent, c'est tout: héritage et transmission de la langue d'origine dans l'oeuvre d'Annie Ernaux"
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2009, Transmission/héritage dans l'écriture contemporaine de soi. Jongy, B. & Keilhauer, A. (eds.). Clermont-Ferrand, Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

« Elle ne regardera en elle-même que pour y retrouver le monde » : effectuer le passage de soi aux autres dans Les Années
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2009, Annie Ernaux: Perspectives critiques. Villani, S. (ed.). Ottawa, Legas
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Annie Ernaux: at the age of 78 one of France’s great writers is finally wowing the English-speaking world
Hugueny-Léger, E., 9 Apr 2019, The Conversation.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

État présent: Annie Ernaux
Hugueny-Léger, E., Apr 2018, In : French Studies. 72, 2, p. 256–269 14 p., kny014. https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/kny014
Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Broadcasting the self: autofiction, television and representations of authorship in contemporary French literature
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Jan 2017, In : Life-writing. 14, 1, p. 5-18 https://doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2016.1219215
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Faire entrer le réel en collision avec le romanesque: l’art du montage dans Retour à Kotelnitch et Un Roman russe d’Emmanuel Carrère
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2017, In : Australian Journal of French Studies. 54, 2-3, p. 146-159 https://doi.org/10.3828/AJFS.2017.11
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Naissance et mort de l’auteur: Les investigations d’Amélie Nothomb
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 25 Sep 2015, In : Itinéraires. 2014-3, 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'En dehors de la fête': entre présence et absence, pour une approche dialogique de l'identité dans Les Années d'Annie Ernaux
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Jul 2012, In : French Studies. 66, 3, p. 362-375 14 p. https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/kns080
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marguerite Duras ou les contradictions d’une intellectuelle aux prises avec l’espace public
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Nov 2011, In : French Cultural Studies. 22, 4, p. 321-331 https://doi.org/10.1177/0957155811417070
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engagements quotidiens: Les écrits journaliers et journalistiques d'Ernaux et de Duras
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Jun 2009, In : Nottingham French Studies. 48, 2, p. 30-42 https://doi.org/10.3366/nfs.2009-2.005
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Entre conformisme et subversion: la portée du paratexte dans l'oeuvre d'Annie Ernaux
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Jan 2008, In : Romance Studies. 26, 1, p. 33-42 https://doi.org/10.1179/174581508x254262
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Le 'je', le double et son ombre dans La Confession de Claude
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Sep 2007, In : Les Cahiers Naturalistes. 81, p. 121-134
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Une troisième vague féministe et littéraire: les femmes de lettres de la nouvelle génération
Hugueny-Leger, E., 1 Jan 2019, In : French Studies. 73, 1, p. 149-150 https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/kny290
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Agnès Varda unlimited: Image, Music, Media
Hugueny-Léger, E., 2018, In : Modern & Contemporary France. 26, 1, p. 99-100 https://doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2017.1381674
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The Dreyfus Affair and the Rise of the French Public Intellectual
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Nov 2015, In : Modern & Contemporary France. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2015.1106462
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of Amaleena Damlé and Gill Rye, eds., Women’s Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Life as Literature
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Feb 2014, In : H-France. 14, 35
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

Introduction - Toutes ensemble? Femmes et société: intégration et marginalisation
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M. & Verdier, C., Nov 2015, In : Modern & Contemporary France. 23, 4, p. 431-433 3 p. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2015.1077002
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Toutes ensemble? Femmes et société: intégration et marginalisation
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., Nov 2015, In : Modern & Contemporary France. 23, 4
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Littérature et Architecture
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M. (ed.) & Laugt, E. R. (ed.), Nov 2011, In : Etudes Littéraires. 42, 1
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Littérature et architecture : construction, mémoire et imaginaires
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2011, In : Etudes Littéraires. 42, 1, p. 7-10
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Journal du dehors et La Vie extérieure: journalisme et journaux en réaction au(x) quotidien(s)
Hugueny-Leger, E. S. M., 2008
Research output: Other contribution