Dr Scarlett Baron



Email: scarlett.baron@ucl.ac.uk
External phone: 020 7679 7728
Internal phone: 37728
Office: Foster Court 212



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Education and Experience

Scarlett Baron took her B.A. (2003), M.St. (2005), and D.Phil. (2008) at Christ Church, Oxford.

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 Zurich James Joyce Foundation in 2007.

She was a Research Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 2008 to 2011.

She joined UCL as a Teaching Fellow in 2011 and as a Lecturer in 2012.

Research Interests

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.

Books

  1. ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).
  2. A Genealogy of Intertextuality, under contract to Routledge (publication expected in 2014).

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Articles

  1. ‘Joyce, Genealogy, Intertextuality’, Dublin James Joyce Journal, no.4 (January 2012).
  2. ‘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. 
  3. ‘“Will you be as gods”: Joyce Translating Flaubert’, James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 47.4 (Summer 2010), 521-35.
  4. ‘“The place where Bloom is in the restaurant”: French Translations of the “Sandwich” passage of Ulysses, Scientia Traductionis, no. 8 (2010) 127-139.
  5. ‘Flaubert, Joyce – Vision, Photography, Cinema’, Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 54, no. 4 (Winter 2008), 689-714.
  6. ‘Gnomonic Structures: Flaubert’s Trois Contes and Joyce’s Dubliners, Papers on Joyce, no. 13, 2007, 43-60.
  7. ‘Joyce’s “holiday wisdom”: “Gustave Flaubert can rest having made me”’, Genetic Joyce Studies, issue 7 (Spring 2007)
  8. ‘A Short History of the English Faculty’, December 2006.

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Chapters in Books

  1. ‘Beginnings’, in The Cambridge Companion to ‘Ulysses’, ed. Sean Latham (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) forthcoming (January 2014).
  2. ‘Joyce, Darwin, and Intertextuality’, in Joyce in the Nineteenth Century, ed. John Nash (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming (August 2013).
  3. ‘Counterfeit Masterpieces: Gide, Joyce, and Intertextual Deception’, in Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, ed. John Attridge and Rod Rosenquist (London: Ashgate, 2013).
  4. ‘Joyce, Darwin, and Intertextuality’, in Joyce in the Nineteenth Century, ed. John Nash (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), forthcoming (August 2013).
  5. ‘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.
  6. Introduction, James Joyce, Dubliners, ed. Hans Walter Gabler (London: Vintage Classics, 2012).
  7. Introduction, David Garnett, Aspects of Love (London: Capuchin Classics, forthcoming in 2014).

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Reviews

Scarlett is a regular reviewer for the Oxonian Review, the James Joyce Quarterly,  the Review of English Studies, and the James Joyce Broadsheet.

Oxonian Review
  1. Through a Glass, Disney’ (a review of The Perfect American, by Philip Glass), issue 22, no. 5, 24 June 2013.
  2. ‘Argosies of Magic Sails’ (a review of Falling Upwards by Richard Holmes), issue 22, no. 4, 10 June 2013.
  3. ‘Balloons for Ballast’ (a review of Levels of Life by Julian Barnes), issue 22, no. 3, 24 May 2013. 
  4. An Interview with Alan Hollinghurst, issue 19, no. 4, 4 June 2012.
  5. ‘An Interview with David Nicholls’, issue 16, no. 1, May 2011.
  6. ‘Point and Counterpoint’ (a review of The Still Point by Amy Sackville), issue 15, no. 3, February 2011.
  7. ‘Ulysses and Me’ (a review of Ulysses and Us by Declan Kiberd), issue 9, no. 7, June 2009.
  8. ‘On Sex, Politics, Style, and Ping-Pong: An Interview with Adam Thirlwell’, Oxonian Review, issue 8, no. 1, January 2009.
  9. ‘Nothing to be Frightened of: An Interview with Julian Barnes’, issue 7, no. 3, Summer 2008.
  10. ‘Same again from Martin Amis’ (a review House of Meetings by Martin Amis), issue 6, no. 2, Spring 2007.
  11. See more from the Oxonian Review here.
James Joyce Quarterly
  1. Review of Sarah Tribout-Joseph, Proust and Joyce in Dialogue, vol. 46, no. 2, Winter 2009, 386-9.
  2. Review of Michael O’Sullivan, The Incarnation of Language: Joyce, Proust and a Philosophy of the Flesh, vol. 47, no. 1, Fall 2009, 161-4.
Review of English Studies
  1. Review of Finn Fordham, I do I undo I redo, vol. 61, no. 251, 2010, 654-7. 
  2. Review of Len Platt, Joyce, Race and ‘Finnegans Wake’, vol. 58, no. 236, 2007, 591-3.
  3. Review of John Nash, James Joyce and the Act of Reception, vol. 58, no. 235, 2007, 426-8.
James Joyce Broadsheet
  1. Review of Matthew Bevis, The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce, no. 85, February 2010.
  2. Review of Thomas Jackson Rice, Cannibal Joyce, no. 83, June 2009.
  3. Review of Fritz Senn, Ulyssean Close-Ups, no. 82, February 2009.
  4. Review of Tracey Teets Schwarze, James Joyce and the Victorians, no. 76, February 2007.
Other Publications
  1. Review of P. J. Murphy, Beckett’s Dedalus: Dialogical Engagements with Joyce in Beckett’s Fiction, Revue des Lettres Modernes, ‘Série Beckett’ 2, 2011, 203-5.
  2. Review of Brian Cosgrove, James Joyce’s Negations: Irony, Indeterminacy and Nihilism in ‘Ulysses’ and Other Writings, Irish Literary Supplement, January 2009.
  3. Review of issue 28 (2007) of Genesis (‘Cinéma – Manuscrits, Recherche, Invention’), Variants 6, 2007.

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