Professor David Houston Jones



Assessing the Legacy of the Gueules cassées: from Surgery to Art, Taylor & Francis, 2017.

Installation Art and the Practices of Archivalism, Routledge, 2016.

with Gehrhardt M, Paddy Hartley: of Faces and Facades, London, Black Dog, 2015.

Samuel Beckett and Testimony, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Jean Genet, Journal du voleur., Glasgow, Glasgow University Press, 2004.

with Tanazacq F, Louis-Combet C, La Suprême Abjection de la Passion du Christ, Pierre d'Alun, 2001.

The Body Abject: Self and Text in Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2000.


with Gehrhardt M, Introduction: The Legacy of the Gueules Cassées: From Surgery to Art, Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, 2017, 1-6

From Commonplace to Common Ground: Facial Injury in Kader Attia's Continuum of Repair, Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, 2017, 66-81

All the moments of our lives: Self-Archiving from Christian Boltanski to Lifelogging, Archives and Records, 2015

The inadequate archive: ethical remaking in Silvia Kolbowski's After Hiroshima mon amour, French Cultural Studies, vol. 24, no. 4, 2013

The Don de langue and the archival pledge: Dado's Les Oiseaux d'Irène and Némirovsky's Suite française, Nottingham French Studies, no. 3, 2012, 330-341

Neomorts et faux vivants: communautes depeuplees chez Beckett et Agamben, Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, vol. 17, 2007

Sex, Sainthood and the Other Body: Writing Icons in Claude Louis-Combet and David Nebreda., French Cultural Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2003, 178-191

'Que foutait Dieu avant la Création?': Disabling Sources in Beckett and Augustine, Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, no. 9, 2000, 185-198

Deception and Disclosure in Claude Louis-Combet's 'Le Recours au mythe', Variations: Literaturzeitschrift der Universität Zürich, no. 5, 2000, 29-45

Le corpus abject, Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, no. 10, 2000, 203-211

Living archives Arnold Dreyblatt, Christian Boltanski and the afterlife of the archive, Garageland, no. 12, 44-47


Insignificant residues: trauma, face and figure in Samuel Beckett, in Tajiri Y, Tanaka M, Tsushima M (eds) Samuel Beckett and Trauma, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017

'Strange Pain': Archive, Trauma and Testimony in Samuel Beckett and Christian Boltanski, in Tajiri Y, Tanaka MH, Tsushima M (eds) Samuel Beckett and Pain, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012, 127-142

' So Fluctuant a Death: Entropy and Survival in The Lost Ones and Long Observation of the Ray',, in Smith R (eds) Beckett and Ethics, London: Continuum, 2009, 118-133

Life-Writing and Biographical Fiction: Contemporary Teaching and Learning Strategies, in Howes C, Fuchs M (eds) Teaching Life-Writing Texts, New York: MLA, 2008, 38-44

From Contumacy to Shame: reading Beckett's Testimonies with Agamben, in Moorjani A, Ben-Zvi L (eds) Samuel Beckett at 100: Revolving it All, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, 54-67

'Traduire, interpréter, rêver sa vie': Image et récit de vie chez Gérard Macé, in Viart D (eds) Gérard Macé: la ‘pensée littéraire’, Caen: Minard, 2008, 115-130

Montage, genre, limite: écriture et para-cinéma chez Jean Genet., in Hunkeler T (eds) Le Drame du regard: théâtralité de l'œuvre d'art, Peter Lang, 2002, 93-105

If One Word did not Cease to Exist When it has Sounded…: some Augustinian Presences in Beckett, in Salines E, Udriss R (eds) Intertextuality and Modernism in Comparative Literature, Dublin: Philomel, 135-152

Internet publications

The Body Eclectic: Viewing Bodily Modification in David Nebreda., 2005

Scholarly editions

with F T, C L-C, La Suprême Abjection de la Passion du Christ, Pierre D'Alun, 2001