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Dr Helen Vassallo

Publications

Books

The Body Besieged: The Embodiment of Historical Memory in Nina Bouraoui and Leila Sebbar, Maryland, USA, Lexington Press, 2012.

Alienation and Alterity: Otherness in Modern and Contemporary Francophone Contexts, Bern, 2009.

Jeanne Hyvrard: Wounded Witness: the Body Politic and the Illness Narrative, Peter Lang, 2007.

Dialogues avec Jeanne Hyvrard., Rodopi, 2006.

Articles

La rue du 19 mars 1962 c'était la rue de la liberté: Personal and Collective Memory Spaces in Rachid Akbal's Commemoration of Peace, Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 22, no. 3, Taylor and Francis, 2014, 363-380

I cried power: The (Im)Possibility of Female Freedom in Le Jour où Nina Simone a cessé de chanter (Darina Al Joundi), Nottingham French Studies, vol. 53, no. 1, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, 63-75

'Nous n'avions ni communauté ni confession': The alienation of 'liberation' in Darina Al-Joundi's Le Jour où Nina Simone a cessé de chanter, International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 4, no. 14, Intellect, 2012, 435-451

Re-mapping Algeria(s) in France: Leila Sebbar's Mes Algéries en France and Journal de mes Algéries en France, Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 19, no. 2, Taylor and Francis, 2011, 129-145

A shift in exposure?, Pubilc Service Review: European Union, vol. 21, 2011, 145-146

Unsuccessful Alterity? The pursuit of Otherness in Nina Bouraoui's life writing, International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, Intellect, 2009, 37-53

Embodied Memory: war and the remembrance of wounds in Nina Bouraoui and Leila Sebbar', The Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol. vol. 2, no. The Body at War: Wounding and the Wounded, Intellect, 2008, 189-200

Wounded Storyteller: Illness as Life Narrative in Nina Bouraoui's Garçon manqué, Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol. 43, no. 1, 2007, 46-56

What's in a title? Multiplicity of meaning in Jeanne Hyvrard's Le Fichu Écarlate., French Studies Bulletin, vol. 94, 2005, 6-9

Alterity and Identity in Contemporary Francophone Cultures, Internatinal Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 12.2, Intellect

'Retour à Cythère: Baudelairean intertext in Jeanne Hyvrard', French Studies Bulletin, vol. 93 (January 2005), 8-10

Chapters

Negotiating Trauma through Self and Story in Darina Al Joundi's Le Jour où Nina Simone a cessé de chanter, in Angelo A, Fulop E (eds) Protean Selves: First-Person Voices in Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Narratives, , 2014, 151-163

'Embodiment, environment and the re-invention of self in Nina Bouraoui's life writing', in Damlé A, Rye G (eds) Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Life as Literature, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013

'Cette nuit, aura-t-elle une aube? the fate of the (anti)-heroine in Simone de Beauvoir's Le Sang des Autres and Régine Deforges' La Bicyclette Bleue', in Fell A (eds) French and francophone women facing war/ Les femmes face à la guerre, Bern: Peter Lang, 2009, 173-191

Passion et pulsions: La volupté baudelairienne chez Jeanne Hyvrard., in Castonguay A, Kosta-Thefaine JF (eds) Amour, passion, volupté, tragédie: Le sentiment amoureux dans la littérature française du Moyen Age jusqu’au XXIème siècle, Atlantica, 2005

Metaphors of dis(-)ease: malady and malaise in Jeanne Hyvrardand#8217;s Les Prunes de Cythère and Le Cercan., in Allison M, Rocheron Y (eds) Women and War: Proceedings of the 8th bi-ennial Women in French conference, P. Lang, 2005

Reviews

Narratives of Mothering: Women's Writing in Contemporary France. Gill Rye, Contemporary Women's Writing, vol. 3, no. 4, Oxford Journals, 2010

'Focalizing the Body in Contemporary Women's Writing and Filmmaking in France, ed. Gill Rye and Carrie Tarr', Modern Language Review, vol. 2, no. 103, 2008, 552-553

'Beyond Écriture Féminine: Repetition and Transformation in the Prose Writing of Jeanne Hyvrard, by Cathy Wardle', Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol. 1, no. 44, Oxford Journals, 2008, 101-101

'White Ink: Interviews with Hélène Cixous, ed. Susan Sellers', Feminist Review

Conferences

Alienation and Alterity: Otherness in Modern and Contemporary Francophone Contexts, Exeter, 5th - 7th Sep 2007. Alienation and Alterity: Otherness in Modern and Contemporary Francophone Contexts, 2009