Professor Gill Rye

Contact details

Name:
Professor Gill Rye
Qualifications:
MA, PhD
Position:
Professor Emerita
Institute:
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Location:
Institute of Modern Languages Research University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Email address:
gill.rye@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/staff/gill-rye.html

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Gender studies, Language and Literature (French)
Regions:
Europe
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Research interests: Contemporary French Literature, especially late 20th and early 21st century women's writing, in particular themes of motherhood, new reproductive technologies, mourning, trauma, reading

Expertise: Editing, rewriting/correcting English expression, translation French to English

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Aug-2013 No Dialogue? Mothers and Mothering in the Work of Marie Darrieussecq

Articles

In Marie Darrieussecq, ed. Helena Chadderton and Gill Rye, special issue of Dalhousie French Studies 97

01-Aug-2013 Marie Darrieussecq

Edited Book

Co-edited (with Helena Chadderton) special issue of Dalhousie French Studies 97

01-Jul-2013 Marginal Identities and New Kinship Paradigms: Surrogate Motherhood in Contemporary Women’s Writing in France

Chapters

In Experience and Experiment: Women’s Writing in France 2000-2010, edited by Gill Rye with Amaleena Damlé, Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford: Peter Lang)

01-Jul-2013 Experience and Experiment: Women’s Writing in France 2000-2010

Edited Book

Edited by Gill Rye with Amaleena Damlé, Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford: Peter Lang)

01-May-2013 Writing Childhood in Post-War Women’s Writing

Edited Book

Edited special issue of Forum for Modern Language Studies

01-Apr-2013 ‘Women’s Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Introduction’

Chapters

by Amaleena Damle and Gill Rye, in Women’s Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Life as Literature, co-edited with Amaleena Damlé (Cardiff: University of Wales Press)

01-Apr-2013 Women’s Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Life as Literature

Edited Book

Co-edited with Amaleena Damlé (Cardiff: University of Wales Press)

01-Jan-2013 In Defence of Books: Literature, Publishing and Reading in Contemporary Women’s Writing in French

Articles

In Les Femmes et la lecture, ed. Catherine Montfort, special issue of Women in French Studies

01-May-2012 New Representations and Politics of Procreation: Surrogate Motherhood, Artificial Insemination and Human Cloning in Contemporary Women’s Writing in France

Chapters

In Women, Genre and Circumstance: Essays in Memory of Elizabeth Fallaize, ed. Margaret Atack, Diana Holmes, Diana Knight and Judith Still (Oxford: Legenda), pp. 109-21.

01-Oct-2011 ‘When familiar meanings dissolve…’: Essays in memory of Malcolm Bowie (1943-2007)

Edited Book

Co-edited with Naomi Segal (Oxford: Peter Lang)

01-Jul-2011 Contemporary Women’s Writing in French: Future Perspectives in Formal and Informal Research Networks

Chapters

In French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century, ed. Philippe Lane and Michael Worton (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press), pp. 86-94.

01-Nov-2010 Public Places, Intimate Spaces: Christine Angot’s Incest Narratives

Journal articles

In Women and Space, ed. Marie-Claire Barnet and Shirley Jordan, special issue of Dalhousie French Studies 93 (Winter), pp. 63-73

01-Jan-2010 Lesbian Mothering in Contemporary French Literature

Chapters

In Textual Mothers/ Maternal Texts: Motherhood in Contemporary Women's Literatures, ed. Elizabeth Podnieks and Andrea O’Reilly (Toronto: Wilfred Laurier Press), pp. 227-40.

01-Jan-2010 Christine Angot et l'ecriture de soi

Chapters

In Le Roman français de l’extrême contemporain: écritures, engagements, énonciations, ed. Barbara Havercroft, Pascal Michelucci and Pascal Riendeau (Quebec: Nota Bene), pp. 423-39.

01-Dec-2009 The Witness and the Text, special issue of Journal of Romance Studies

Edited Book

Co-edited (with Debra Kelly) special issue of Journal of Romance Studies 9.3, Berghahn Books in association with IGRS

01-Dec-2009 The Ethics of Aesthetics in Trauma Fiction: Memory, Guilt and Responsibility in Louise L. Lambrichs’s Journal d’Hannah

Journal articles

In The Witness and the Text, ed. Debra Kelly and Gill Rye, special issue of Journal of Romance Studies 9.3 (Winter), pp.48-59

01-Jun-2009 Narratives of Mothering: Women’s Writing in Contemporary France

Monographs

(Newark DE: University of Delaware Press)

01-Jan-2009 Marie Darrieussecq’s Le Pays: Threshold Worlds

Chapters

In Redefining the Real: The Fantastic in Contemporary French and Francophone Women’s Writing, ed. Margaret-Anne Hutton (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang), pp.31-44

01-Jul-2007 “Maternité rendue, maternité perdue”: The Return of/to the Past in Le Jour où je n’étais pas là

Journal articles

In Before the Book - Hélène Cixous, ed. Eric Prenowitz, special issue of Parallax 44 (July-September), pp.104-11

01-Jan-2007 Family Tragedies: Child Death in Recent French Literature

Chapters

In Family Matters, ed. Marie-Claire Barnet and Edward Welch (Atlanta and Amsterdam: Rodopi), pp.267-81

01-Dec-2006 Maternal Genealogies: The Figure of the Mother in/and Literature

Journal articles

Journal of Romance Studies 6.3 (Winter), pp.117-26

01-Oct-2006 Registering Trauma: The Body in Childbirth in Contemporary French Women’s Writing

Journal articles

In Focalizing the Body in Contemporary Women’s Writing and Filmmaking in France, ed. Gill Rye and Carrie Tarr, special issue of Nottingham French Studies 45.3 (Autumn), pp.92-104

01-Oct-2006 Focalizing the Body in Contemporary Women’s Writing and Filmmaking in France

Edited Book

Co-edited (with Carrie Tarr) special issue of Nottingham French Studies 45.3 (Autumn)

01-Apr-2005 A New Generation: Sex, Gender and Creativity in Contemporary Women’s Writing in French

Edited Book

Edited special issue of L’Esprit Créateur 45.1 (Spring)

01-Oct-2004 Hybrid Voices, Hybrid Texts: Women’s Writing at the Turn of the Millennium

Edited Book

Edited special issue of Dalhousie French Studies 68 (Fall)

01-Jan-2003 Women’s Writing in Contemporary France: New Writers, New Literatures in the 1990s

Edited Book

Co-edited with Michael Worton (Manchester: Manchester University Press)

01-Apr-2002 Contemporary Women’s Writing in French

Edited Book

Edited special issue of Journal of Romance Studies 2.1 (Spring)

01-Jan-2001 Reading for Change: Interactions between Text and Identity in Contemporary French Women’s Writing (Baroche, Cixous, Constant)

Monographs

(Bern: Peter Lang)

01-Nov-2000 Revisiting the Scene of Writing: New Readings of Cixous

Edited Book

co-edited (with Julia Dobson) special issue of Paragraph 23.3 (November)

Publications available on SAS-space

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Details
Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature Network

AHRC-funded Network, 29 February 2012-30 November 2013
This project aims to explore, in a specifically European context, cross-cultural, transnational and interdisciplinary dialogue on motherhood, in which the study of literature is integrated. It brings together researchers engaged in studying motherhood in individual contemporary European literatures with researchers and practitioners working on motherhood from philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology, ethnography, politics and law, as well as art and film studies. By means of a series of workshops, online resources and activities, readings and a major conference and exhibition, the Network explores how representations and narratives of motherhood in contemporary women's writing engage with current discourses from other disciplines.

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
Society for French Studies French Studies
Women in French Studies US French Studies
Women in French UK French Studies
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) Interdisciplinary association for the study of motherhood
MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics) Interdisciplinary network for the study of motherhood

Collaborations:

Name Type Activity Start date End date
Contemporary Women's Writing in French Seminar Convenor Events, networking, on-line resources, monthly e-mail newsletter, publications
Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing Director Events, networking, on-line resources, publications
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
24-Oct-2013 Motherhood in post-1968 European Women's Writing: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues

This conference is the culmination of the AHRC-funded Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature Network, and follows five thematic workshops held between May 2012 and June 2013. The main aim of the Network is to raise the profile of contemporary literature as a field of study of motherhood in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural forum, and to explore how insights from literary studies might contribute to studies of motherhood in other disciplines. The conference aims to continue the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue of the workshops around representations and narratives of motherhood in women’s writing from across Europe, and to open it up to a larger group of participants. A small number of digital exhibits will supplement the conference.

01-Jan-2010 A Decade of Women’s Writing in France: Trends and Horizons 2000-2010

International conference, 14-16 October 2010, held at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies,
University of London to mark ten years of the Contemporary Women's Writing in French seminar

Other editing/publishing activities:

Date Details
Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing

General editor of Book series published by Peter Lang

Women in French Studies

Member of Editorial Board

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