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(2016-08-17) - Journal articleGluck is rightly hailed as the ‘first truly international opera composer’, although his internationalism is always understood in strictly European terms. This article seeks to expand our understanding of Gluck’s international ...
(2016-06-01) - Journal articleIn recent years, the burgeoning field of research on ‘post-communist nostalgia’ has concentrated mainly on the former Eastern Bloc, with Ostalgie for the GDR of particular interest. Study of the memory of communism in ...
Failed seductions and the female spectator : pleasure and polemic in the Lettre sur la comédie de l’Imposteur (2017-01-10) - Journal itemThe anonymous author of the Lettre Lettre sur la comédie de l’Imposteur (1667) makes the extraordinary claim that Molière’s Tartuffe, ou l’hypocrite, now renamed Panulphe, ou l’Imposteur, offers a powerful attack on, and ...
‘L’Histoire de ma vie de Casanova : le libertinage comme rencontre entre le profane et le sacré ?’ (Editions Cairn, 2011) - Book item
The Janus and the Janissary : reading into Camus' 'La chute' and Hamid's 'The reluctant fundamentalist' (2016-03) - Journal articleMohsin Hamid has acknowledged the influence of Camus's The Fall (1956) in his use of implied dialogue in The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007). Although the works have other elements in common, I focus primarily on this and ...