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

Living archives Arnold Dreyblatt, Christian Boltanski and the afterlife of the archive, Garageland, vol. 12, no. 12, 2012, 44-47

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


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

A Singular Totality: Beckett, Salcedo, Hatoum and Installation Art, from Closed System to Embodied Cognition, in Reginio R, Jones DH, Weiss K (eds) Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art, Stuttgart: Ibidem, 2017, 135-154

"'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