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Dr Scarlett Baron
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Education and Experience
Scarlett Baron took her B.A. (English and French), M.St. (English
1900 – the present), and D.Phil. (‘An Intertextual Reading of the Works
of Gustave Flaubert and James Joyce’) at Christ Church, Oxford. She was a
Research Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 2008 to 2011. She was
affiliated to the École Normale Supérieure and the Institut des Textes
et Manuscrits Modernes in Paris in 2006, and spent two months as a
Scholar of the James Joyce Foundation in Zurich in 2007. She joined the
Department of English Language and Literature at UCL in 2011.
Scarlett’s principal research interests are in modernist and postmodernist literature in English and French (usually considered from a comparative perspective), and in the history of critical theory. Her first book, ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality, analyzes Joyce’s intertextual engagement with Flaubert over the entire course of his writing career and argues that these two authors together played a key role in the emergence of intertextual theory. Scarlett is currently working on a second book, A Genealogy of Intertextuality, which articulates an understanding of the notion founded on its prehistory in texts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book traces intertextual theory’s core ideas and emblematic images to their antecedents in literature and in such apparently distinct discursive fields as those of science, philosophy, linguistics, and economics.
‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).
A Genealogy of Intertextuality, under contract to Routledge (publication expected in 2013).
Articles and Chapters in Books
‘Gnomonic Structures: Flaubert’s Trois Contes and Joyce’s Dubliners’, Papers on Joyce, no. 13, 2007, 43-60.
‘Joyce’s “holiday wisdom”: “Gustave Flaubert can rest having made me”’, Genetic Joyce Studies, issue 7 (Spring 2007)
‘Flaubert, Joyce – Vision, Photography, Cinema’, Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 54, no. 4 (Winter 2008), 689-714.
‘“The place where Bloom is in the restaurant”: French Translations of the “Sandwich” passage of Ulysses’, Scientia Traductionis, no. 8 (2010) 127-139.
‘“Will you be as gods”: Joyce Translating Flaubert’, James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 47.4 (Summer 2010), 521-35.
‘Radical Intertextuality: from Bouvard et Pécuchet to Finnegans Wake’, in James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novel, ed. Finn Fordham and Rita Sakr, ‘European Joyce Studies Series’ 19 (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2011), 128-45.
‘Invisible Author-Gods: Flaubert, Joyce and Intertextual Theory’, special issue of Dix Neuf, Journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (guest ed. Mary Orr, Anne Green, and Timothy Unwin), vol. 15, no. 1 (2011), 92–103.
‘Joyce, Genealogy, Intertextuality’, Dublin James Joyce Journal, no.4, forthcoming (January 2012).
‘Counterfeit Masterpieces: Gide, Joyce, and Intertextual Deception’, in Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, ed. John Attridge and Rod Rosenquist (Ashgate), forthcoming (2012).
‘Joyce, Darwin, and Intertextuality’, in Joyce in the Nineteenth Century, ed. John Nash (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming (2012).
Scarlett is a regular reviewer for the James Joyce Quarterly, the James Joyce Broadsheet, and the Review of English Studies. She has also contributed a number of reviews to the Oxonian Review.