Dr Tim Farrant

Fellow and Tutor in Modern Languages, Reader in Nineteenth Century French Literature

Teaching activities

French Language and eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century French Literature; Balzac, short fiction, Baudelaire; literature and the visual arts; nineteenth-century prose fiction (Masters); recent/current D. Phil superivision and examining:  Balzac, Bertrand, Sand.

Detailed Biography

College Function

  • Senior Modern Languages Fellow, Fellow and Tutor in French

Affiliations

  • Faculty of Mediaeval and Modern Languages
  • UK Correspondent, Groupe d'études Balzaciennes
  • Society of Dix-Neuviémistes.
  • Nineteenth-Century French Studies

    Comments

    At Pembroke, we take language as seriously as literature and culture, and aim for both creativity and rigour.

    Research interests

    French Language and eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century French Literature; Balzac, short fiction, Baudelaire; literature and the visual arts; nineteenth-century prose fiction (Masters); recent/current D. Phil superivision and examining:  Balzac, Bertrand, Sand.

    Publications

    Books

    • Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002.
    • An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century French Literature, London, Duckworth, 2007.
    • Jules Verne: Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Round the World in Eighty Days, London, Everyman, 2013.

    Articles

    • ‘Definition, Repression, and the Oral/Literary interface in the French literary conte from the folie du conte to the Second Empire’, The Conte: Written and Oral Dynamics, ed. J. Carruthers and M. McCusker, Oxford, Bern, New York, Peter Lang, 2009.
    • ‘Fantastique et Science : Les Savants fous de Balzac’, Otrante, revue du Groupe d’Etude des Esthétiques de l’Etrange et du Fantastique de Fontenay , 2009.
    • ‘Baudelaire’s Poe: an influential misreading ?’, Loxias 28 : Edgar Poe et la Traduction, Centre Transdisciplinaire d’Epistémologie de la Littérature, Université de Nice 2010.
    • ‘La Vue d’en face : Balzac et l’illustration’, L’Année balzacienne 2011.
    • ‘Topographie et idéologie: image et texte dans les Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l’ancienne France’,  Image et voyage :   Représentations iconographiques du voyage, de la méditerranée aux Indes orientales et occidentales, de la fin du moyen âge au XIXe siècle, ed. L. Guyon & S. Requemora-Gros, Presses Universitaires d’Aix-en-provence, 2012.
    • ‘Remémorer Rabelais en France au XIXe siècle’, Mapping Memory in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture, ed. S. Harrow and A. Watts, 2012.
    • ‘Burying the past: De-reading Dominique’, Re-reading / La Relecture, ed. R. Falconer and A. Oliver, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.
    • ‘Can a tale be telling without a plot? Daudet and the Perils of the Popular’, Finding the Plot: On the Importance of Storytelling in Popular Fiction, ed. D. Holmes and D. Platten, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013.