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Evelyne Ender
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: Tel. (212) 772 5104
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Nineteenth and twentieth-century English and French literatures, Literary theory (narratology, poetics), Feminist criticism and gender, Memory studies.

Primary concentrations:

Nineteenth and twentieth-century English and French literatures, Literary theory (narratology, poetics), Feminist criticism and gender, Memory studies.

Work in Progress

The Graphological Impulse: Against the backdrop of the current digital revolution, this study analyzes handwriting as a cognitive, emotional, and creative process with its unique epistemology. Relying on case studies drawn from nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French writers, it delves into the growing philosophical literature of embodied consciousness to explore the interface between an older material practice of writing and the creative brain.

Books:

  • Architexts of Memory: Literature, Science, and Autobiography. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2005. Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies, 2005.
  • Sexing the Mind: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Hysteria. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, November 1995. 

Edited Volume:

  • Editor of “Reading otherwise? la critique des femmes,” Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature (1/1993), Bern: Peter Lang, 1993.

Book Chapters

  • « Poètes en mal de pays : les paradoxes du lyrisme dans la France du dix-neuvième siècle ». In French Global, pour une nouvelle histoire de la littérature en langue française. Paris : Editions Garnier, announced for Fall 2013. 
  • «Quelle place pour les femmes auteurs dans la tradition critique genevoise ? ». Les Femmes dans la critique et l’histoire littéraires. Ed. Martine Reid. Paris : Honoré Champion, 2011.
  • « ‘Mon semblable, mon frère’ : Ballanche et Nerval autour d’Antigone ». Adelphiques : Sœurs et frères dans la littérature française du XIXe siècle. C. Bernard et al. Paris : Kimé, 2010.
  • “Homesickness in an Expanding World: The Case of the Nineteenth-Century Lyric”. In French Global: A New Approach of French Literary History. Ed. by Christie McDonald and Susan Suleiman. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.
  • “Unwrapping the Ghost: The Design behind Henry James’s The Wings of the Dove.” In Companion to Henry James, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, ed. by Greg Zacharias, forthcoming 2007.
  • “Henri-Frédéric Amiel : le philosophe et le (beau) sexe” In Actes du colloque “La connaissance de soi au XIXième siècle, littérature et sciences humaines” , ed. Daniel Sangsue and pref. Alain Corbin. Genève : Metropolis, 2006.
  • "Jean Starobinski" In The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
  • "Geneva School" In The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. (also in 2004 revised edition

Selected Articles:

  • “A feeling of ‘déjà-vu’: memory-science in Gérard de Nerval and Marcel Proust.” Science in Context (special 2005 issue on literature and science), 18 (4), 2006.
  • “Geneva School” (revised and updated) In The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, revised edition. Dec. 2004.
  • “Lou Andreas-Salomé, Virginia Woolf, and Annie Ernaux: Towards a Feminist Theory of Narcissism.” Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, special issue Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism: Latest Trends and Perspectives (April 2004).
  • “Le triomphe de l’éros dans François le Champi ”George Sand Studies, special issue ed. by Lucienne Frappier-Mazur (vol. 21, 2002).
  • “’Une femme qui rêve n’est pas tout à fait une femme’: Lélia en rupture d’identité.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 29 (Spring-Summer 2001).
  • "'Speculating Carnally' or Some Reflections on the Modernist Body" Yale Journal of Criticism, 12 (1999).
  • "Les échecs mis en échec: Thomas Hardy (A Pair of Blue Eyes), Marcel Proust et Julian Barnes" In Echiquiers d'encre: le Jeu d'échecs et les Lettres (XIXe-XXs.), ed. Jacques Berchtold, Geneva: Editions Droz, 1998.
  • "Intervals and their Truths in Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf". In special issue on Interval, Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature. Bern: Peter Lang, 1 (1995).
  • "Les lectures d'Emma Bovary: éléments d'une critique féministe". In Etudes de lettres: La crise des théories, 4 (1995).
  • "Ecrire: Virginia Woolf et le manque d'amour" Cifali, Mario (ed), Le Bloc-Notes de la Psychanalyse: Les traumatismes, Geneva: Georg, 1993.

Translations:

  • Beizer, Janet. “Ecoute le chant du labourage” : chant et travail de l’écriture dans “Les Veillées du chanvreur.” Littérature: George Sand, le génie narratif, No 134, 2004.
  • Gregory T. Polletta, "Villette ou un autre regard sur le texte", Cahiers de la Faculté des Lettres, Geneva, June 1990.
  • George Steiner, "Comment taire" (in English "A Conversation Piece"), Cavaliers Seuls, 1987.
  • George Steiner, "Les rêves participent-ils de l'histoire: Deux questions adressées à Freud", Débats, no 25, ma 1983. Gallimard.