Dr Scarlett Baron

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


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.

She is a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the James Joyce Quarterly.

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 the writings of Nietzsche, Darwin, and Freud. 


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

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

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Chapters in Books

  1. 'Joyce and the Rhythms of the Alphabet', in New Quotatoes: Joycean Exogenesis in the Digital Age, ed. Ronan Crowley and Dirk Van Hulle, 'European Joyce Studies Series' 24 (Leiden: Brill | Rodopi, 2016).
  2. ‘Beginnings’, in The Cambridge Companion to ‘Ulysses’, ed. Sean Latham (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 51-68.
  3. ‘Joyce, Darwin, and Intertextuality’, in Joyce in the Nineteenth Century, ed. John Nash (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
  4. ‘Counterfeit Masterpieces: Gide, Joyce, and Intertextual Deception’, in Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, ed. John Attridge and Rod Rosenquist (London: Ashgate, 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).

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Reviews and Occasional Pieces

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

BBC Radio 4

1. A Walk of One's Own: Sussex, in conversation with Alexandra Harris, 1 September       and 3 December 2015.


1. James Joyce - Big in China, 13 June 2015.

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  1. 'Dissidence, Compromise and Submission in Higher Education Today', 10 July 2015.
Oxonian Review
  1. ‘Making Visible’ (a review of the Paul Klee exhibition at Tate Modern), issue 23, no 3, 11 November 2013.
  2. Through a Glass, Disney’ (a review of The Perfect American, by Philip Glass), issue 22, no. 5, 24 June 2013.
  3. ‘Argosies of Magic Sails’ (a review of Falling Upwards by Richard Holmes), issue 22, no. 4, 10 June 2013.
  4. ‘Balloons for Ballast’ (a review of Levels of Life by Julian Barnes), issue 22, no. 3, 24 May 2013. 
  5. An Interview with Alan Hollinghurst, issue 19, no. 4, 4 June 2012.
  6. ‘An Interview with David Nicholls’, issue 16, no. 1, May 2011.
  7. ‘Point and Counterpoint’ (a review of The Still Point by Amy Sackville), issue 15, no. 3, February 2011.
  8. ‘Ulysses and Me’ (a review of Ulysses and Us by Declan Kiberd), issue 9, no. 7, June 2009.
  9. ‘On Sex, Politics, Style, and Ping-Pong: An Interview with Adam Thirlwell’, Oxonian Review, issue 8, no. 1, January 2009.
  10. ‘Nothing to be Frightened of: An Interview with Julian Barnes’, issue 7, no. 3, Summer 2008.
  11. ‘Same again from Martin Amis’ (a review House of Meetings by Martin Amis), issue 6, no. 2, Spring 2007.
  12. See more from the Oxonian Review here.
James Joyce Quarterly
  1. Dermot Bolger, A Dublin Bloom: An Original Free Adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses', and Andy Arnold, A Journey Round James Joyce, as produced and performed in Beijing, April 2016, vol. 51, no. 1, 21, 'Fall 2013', 210-215.
  2. Ben Hutchinson, Modernism and Style, vol. 50, nos. 1-2, Fall 2012-Winter 2013,     531-4.
  3. Sarah Tribout-Joseph, Proust and Joyce in Dialogue, vol. 46, no. 2, Winter 2009, 386-9. 
  4. 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. Finn Fordham, I do I undo I redo, vol. 61, no. 251, 2010, 654-7. 
  2. Len Platt, Joyce, Race and ‘Finnegans Wake’, vol. 58, no. 236, 2007, 591-3.
  3. John Nash, James Joyce and the Act of Reception, vol. 58, no. 235, 2007, 426-8.
James Joyce Broadsheet
  1. Matthew Bevis, The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce, no. 85, February 2010.
  2. Thomas Jackson Rice, Cannibal Joyce, no. 83, June 2009.
  3. Fritz Senn, Ulyssean Close-Ups, no. 82, February 2009.
  4. Tracey Teets Schwarze, James Joyce and the Victorians, no. 76, February 2007.
Other Publications
  1. 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. Brian Cosgrove, James Joyce’s Negations: Irony, Indeterminacy and Nihilism in ‘Ulysses’ and Other Writings, Irish Literary Supplement, January 2009.
  3. Genesis, Issue 28 (‘Cinéma – Manuscrits, Recherche, Invention’), Variants 6, 2007.

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