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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Dr Marion Glaumaud-Carbonnier

Position(s): 
European Union Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department/Section: 
French
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Marion Glaumaud-Carbonnier joined the MMLL Faculty in September 2020 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Formerly a student at the École Normale Supérieure, she holds an agrégation in Modern Literature and completed a PhD in French Literature and Culture with Professor Alain Pagès at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris 3). Marion has been a Research Associate in Paris at both the Centre de Recherche sur les Poétiques du XIXe siècle (2014-2017) and the ITEM/CNRS Zola Centre since 2017). She has taught French literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (2014-2018) and at the Reims Champagne-Ardenne University (2018-2019).

She has been awarded an Individual Fellowship (2020-2022) from the European Union’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Dr Glaumaud-Carbonnier is working with Professor Nicholas White on The Family at War in French Culture, 1870-1914.

Teaching interests: 

Nineteenth-century French literature and culture.

Research interests: 

Nineteenth-century French literature and culture; the history of the novel and journalism; images of war; marriage, the family and divorce; Franco-Prussian War and the Third Republic.

Recent research projects: 

Marion specialises in nineteenth-century French literature and culture, with a particular interest in the relationship between political history, legal history and narrative form. She examines these connections through the evolution of family structures and their representation. Her doctoral research investigated how new legislation on divorce in 1884, and the debate surrounding this law, shaped French fiction and revised an old, successful plot: the never-ending story of the unfortunate marriage.

From private conflicts to international disputes, her postdoctoral research builds on this investigation by studying the impact of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 on family life and its subsequent cultural representation — a subject that does not seem to have been a focus of extensive academic examination. By analysing a large variety of sources, from fiction to journalism, from political pamphlets to popular visual culture, this research will focus on how the family was represented in the aftermath of this ”forgotten war”, apparently condemned to narrative silence by the famous words of French statesman Léon Gambetta: y penser toujours, n’en parler jamais.

Published works: 

Selected Publications

‘Zola à l’étalage : l’écrivain au carrefour, effets de kioscopie’, Les Cahiers naturalistes; forthcoming in 2021.

‘Des modelés de Madeleine : sur l’empreinte de Mme de Nièvres’, Les lectures du CRP19 : Dominique de Fromentin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle; forthcoming in 2021.

‘Foyers clos portes ouvertes. Faire famille dans Pot-Bouille et Le Journal d’une femme de chambre’, Émile Zola et Octave Mirbeau : regards croisés sur le naturalisme, ed. Anna Gural-Migdal, Kalai Sandor, Classiques Garnier; forthcoming in 2020.

‘Le Code et le cœur : au nom du récit, réformer la loi du mariage’, Le Code en toutes lettres, écriture et réécritures du Code civil au XIXe siècle, ed. François Kerlouégan, Marion Mas, Classiques Garnier, 2020, 261-275.

‘Le thé des divorcées : figures entre chien et loup’, Sociopoétiques, n° 4, 2019, http://revues-msh.uca.fr/sociopoetiques/index.php?id=732 

 ‘La pluie et le beau temps : l’inclinaison du ciel dans les Lettres à Alexandrine’, Mélanges pour Alain Pagès, ed. Olivier Lumbroso, Jean-Sébastien Macke, Jean-Michel Pottier, Presses Sorbonne nouvelle, 2019.

‘La mémoire pérégrine’, Lire Zola au XXIe siècle, ed. Aurélie Barjonet, Jean-Sébastien Macke, Classiques Garnier, 2018, 41-56.

‘Zola, hors-la-loi ?’, Les Cahiers naturalistes, n° 91, 2017, 49-60.

‘Le divorce, en dehors naturaliste’, Naturalisme – vous avez dit naturalismes ?, ed. Grenaud-Tostain, Céline, Lumbroso, Olivier, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2016, 167-177.

La Fortune des Rougon, roman à double foyer’, Méthode !, Vallongues, n° 25, 2015, 113-119.

 

Book Reviews

‘Christophe Portalez, Alfred Naquet et ses amis politiques : patronage, corruption et scandale en République, 1870-1898’ French Studies, 74, 2020.

‘Éditer et relire la correspondance de Zola’, ed. Sophie Guermès, Les Cahiers naturalistes, 93, 2019.

‘Carine Goutaland, De régals en dégoûts : le naturalisme à table’, Les Cahiers naturalistes, 92, 2018.

‘Confessions d’un homosexuel à Émile Zola’, ed. Michael Rosenfeld, Les Cahiers naturalistes, 92, 2018.

Relire “La Fortune des Rougon”’, ed. Pierre Glaudes, Alain Pagès, Études franco-anciennes, 157, 2016.

‘Relire “La Fortune des Rougon”’, ed. Pierre Glaudes et Alain Pagès, Paris, ‘Lecture de Zola. “La Fortune des Rougon”’, ed. Émilie Piton-Foucault, Henri Mitterand, ‘“La Fortune des Rougon” d’Émile Zola, lecture croisée’, ed. Béatrice Laville, Florence Pellegrini, Les Cahiers naturalistes, 90, 2016.

‘Claudie Bernard, Le Jeu des familles dans le roman français du XIXe siècle’, Les Cahiers naturalistes, 89, 2015.