Publications by Year: 2015

Review of Anna Colin Lebedev, Le coeur politique des meres: Analyse du mouvement des meres de soldats en Russie.” Slavic Review 74, no. 1 (2015): 201-202.
Review of Christa Schönfelder, Wounds and Words: Childhood and Family Trauma in Romantic and Postmodern Fiction.” Style 49, no. 2 (2015): 240-43.
Hypallage and the Literalization of Metaphors in a Dickens Text.” Style 49, no. 2 (2015): 113-25.
‘Khaki Hamlets Don’t Hesitate’: A Semiological Reading of References to the Boer War and Concentration Camps in Joyce’s Ulysses.” Journal of Modern Literature 38, no. 2 (2015): 45-58. Publisher's VersionAbstract


Information about the early history of concentration camps can shed light on the meaning of Stephen Dedalus's reference to “concentration camps sung by Mr. Swinburne” in the library episode of Joyce's Ulysses. Having made their way into the text, external references enter an array of relationships with other narrative details of the novel. The semiological model of literary analysis can help us in balancing attention to the properties of the text and to contextual information, in choosing the relevant data for analysis, avoiding detours in pedagogical practice, and remaining alert to the ways in which the text refracts historical realities and provides a comment on them. The comment of Ulysses on concentration camps has a prophetic quality.


Périodisation et contextualisation de la littérature soviétique sur la Shoah.” Fabula: La recherché en littérature, no. Oct. 29 (2015). Publisher's Version