Research Summary and Profile
- Research interests:
- Language and Literature (French), Literatures in a modern language
- Summary of research interests and expertise:
I joined the IMLR in 2015, having previously worked in professional theatre and academia in France. Rather unsurprisingly perhaps, my main area of scholarship expertise is therefore in contemporary French theatre. My book, (Re)telling Old Stories,honed in on two productions by directors Peter Brook and Ariane Mnouchkine. Through specific analysis of their work, I outlined general characteristics of the theatrical field in the eighties and nineties.
My next research project engages with the cross-disciplinary question of what it means to be a writer by studying contemporary French theatre. It evaluates the standing of those that defined themselves as ‘authors’, ‘playwrights’ and ‘writers’ in relation to the rest of the field during the period 1989 – 2015.
Prior to my doctoral studies at Oxford, I trained as a director in London, and my first degree was in English literature. I am therefore interested in building bridges between different fields of enquiry and specialisms. I consider scholarship and artistic practice as complimentary, and am keen to set up collaborative projects across the fault line. I am also very happy to hear from colleagues and research students working in different areas of French studies.
Key Interests: French Theatre (Writing, Directorial Practices, Institutions); Contemporary French and Francophone Literature; Restoration Drama (Adaptations of French plays on the English Stage); Expatriation and Artistic Production; Rituals and Performance; Myths and Mythology;
- Publication Details
Date Details 27-Jan-2017 Glynn, D, ‘Uncovering a Classic: Ariane Mnouchkine’s Les Atrides’, George Rodosthenous (ed), Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy: Auteurship and Directorial Visions (London: Bloomsbury Methuen), pp. 213-26
01-Dec-2016 Glynn, D, ‘Reading Across the Channel; The French Literature Reading Group at the Institut français’, Journal of Romance Studies (16.2), pp. 112-5
01-Dec-2016 Glynn, D, ‘Shakespeare in French: Conference Report’, Journal of Romance Studies (16.2), p. 117
01-Dec-2016 Glynn, D, ‘A European Director on the French Stage: Remembering Luc Bondy’, Contemporary Theatre Review (26.3), pp. 403-4
01-Dec-2015 Glynn, D, ‘Reloading the Canon: Ariane Mnouchkine’s Les Atrides’, New Zealand Journal of French Studies (36.1-2), pp. 7-18
01-Sep-2015 Lignes de fuite
01-Jul-2015 Glynn, D, ‘Intertextuality and / in Cadiot’, French Studies Bulletin 30-Apr-2015 (Re)telling Old Stories: Peter Brook's Mahabharata and Ariane Mnouchkine's Les Atrides
01-Mar-2015 Glynn, D, ‘Macbeth. Directed by Ariane Mnouchkine’, Theatre Journal (67.1) 01-Jan-2014 Glynn, D, ‘Opposing Forces: Distance and Proximity in Peter Brook’s Mahabharata’, Irish Journal of French Studies (14) 04-Oct-2008 Glynn, D, ‘Ariane Mnouchkine (review)’ in French Studies (62.4) 04-Oct-2008 Glynn, D, ‘La Mise en scène contemporaine (review)’ in French Studies (62.4) 01-Jul-2008 Glynn, D, ‘Fragments of the Everyday: Les Ephémères at the Théâtre du Soleil’, Contemporary Theatre Review (18.3)
- Relevant Events
Date Details 19-May-2017 (Un)translatable and (Un)performable
Trinity College Dublin (May 19, 20)
22-Feb-2017 'Translating Constraints'
Language Resource Centre, Kings College London
10-Dec-2016 'The Reception of Shakespeare in France'
A Great Feast of Languages, British Centre for Literary Translation, (December 10,11)
05-Dec-2016 French @IMLR
French Studies Librarians Group, Senate House Library
17-Sep-2016 ‘Attempts on his Life: Perec’s Early Works’
L'Oulipo et la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Institute of Modern Languages Research (September 16, 17)
16-Sep-2016 L'Oulipo et la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Institute of Modern Languages Research (September 16,17)
20-Jul-2016 ‘Theatrical Translation’
Poetry House Seminar, University of Roehampton
16-Jun-2016 'Plural Dramaturgies'
Paris Symposium, Barnard Center for Translation Studies, Reid Hall, Paris (June 16, 17)
13-Jun-2016 ‘A Magus on Stage: Olivier Cadiot’s Novels Adapted to the Theatre’
International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, Stockholm (June 13, 14, 15)
09-Jun-2016 Shakespeare in French
Senate House Library, Institute of Modern Languages Research (June 9)
Other editing/publishing activities:
Date Details Journal of Romance Studies
Co-General editor (with Catherine Davies) since issue 16.1
- Consultancy & Media
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