Laurence Estanove

Journal editor and webmaster for FATHOM
Professeure agrégée, Université Paris Descartes

Laurence Estanove wrote her MA thesis on solitude in Jude the Obscure and her master’s on unrequited love in a selection of Hardy’s novels and poems. In 2008, she completed and defended her PhD thesis entitled The Dynamics of Disillusionment in Hardy’s Poetry.  She has published on Hardy’s verse as well as his fiction and other writings.
In parallel, she is also conducting research on contemporary popular music.


Publications on Thomas Hardy

“Hardy’s Humanity: ‘A Strange Respect for the Individual, an Extraordinary Respect’”, FATHOM 4 (2016), online on 15/10/2016. (visited on 24/02/2017).

“Some Thoughts on… Far from the Madding Crowd and its Adaptations”, FATHOM 3 (2016), online on 30/04/2016. (visited on 24/02/2017).

Blin-Cordon, Peggy & Laurence Estanove, « Hardy in France: Belles Lettres and Popular Culture », The Hardy Review 17.2 (Fall 2015): 15-32.

Grafe, Adrian & Laurence Estanove (eds.), Thomas Hardy, Poet: New Perspectives, Jefferson (North Carolina), McFarland & Co., 2015.

“From Pessimism to Idealism: the Pressure of Paradox”, in Adrian Grafe & Laurence Estanove (eds.), Thomas Hardy, Poet: New Perspectives, Jefferson (North Carolina), McFarland & Co., 2015, 82-97.

“Poetry as Pagan Pilgrimage: the ‘Animative Impulse’ of Thomas Hardy’s Verse”, Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens [online] 80 | 2015. (visited 28 Jan 2015)

« Thought and Silence: the ‘Pensive Mutes’ of Hardy’s Verse », FATHOM 2 (2013), online on 21/08/2013. (visited on 17/12/2013).

“Reality in excess: Letters and Telegrams in Hardy’s Poetry”, FATHOM 1 (2013), online on 17/05/2013. (visited on 17/12/2013).

« ‘[A]s though / I were not by’: Marty South, ‘parenthetically' », The Hardy Review 15.1 (Spring 2013) : 78-95.

“La trace historique chez Thomas Hardy”, E-CRINI [online] 2 (2011), (visited 14 Oct 2015).

“Rhythm in Thomas Hardy’s Verse: ‘New Continuities of Meaning’”, Études Britanniques Contemporaines 39 (décembre 2010): 35-49.

“‘I am content with tentativeness from day to day’: Thomas Hardy et le parti pris poétique du tâtonnement”, Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens 71 (avril 2010): 467-481.

Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd (editor), Paris, Atlande (collection Clés Concours), 2010.

« ‘The disease of feeling’ : Thomas Hardy et l’évolution excessive », Miranda 1 (avril 2010).

« A Lament and a Sigh: Voicing Disillusionment in Thomas Hardy’s Verse », The Hardy Review 11.1 (Spring 2009): 31-40.

« ‘The Church-Builder’ et ‘The Chapel-Organist’: l’écriture poétique de Thomas Hardy du monologue dramatique au “théâtre de la voix” », Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens 69 (avril 2009): 209-223.

« Généalogie et géographie dans Tess D’Urberville« , Méthode ! 14 (novembre 2008, numéro spécial Agrégation de Lettres 2009): 279-286.

« ‘Voices From Things Growing in a Churchyard’: Hardy’s Verse on Both Sides of the Grave », The Hardy Society Journal 4.2 (Summer 2008): 29-39.

« Thomas Hardy, Two on a Tower : vers une redéfinition cosmique de l’appartenance », Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens 67 (avril 2008): 55-66.

« Violence et vision : The Dynasts de Thomas Hardy », Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens 65 (avril 2007): 55-67.


Conference Papers

 “The Sad Shadow of the Fin de Siècle: Thomas Hardy’s Poetics of Disillusionment”, Decadent Poetics Conference, Centre For Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, 1-2 July, 2011.

“Thomas Hardy’s (Auto)Biography: the Female Voice as Pretence”, “Gender and Self-Narration” research seminar, Université de Toulouse 2 – Le Mirail, March 27, 2009.

Tess D’Urberville et l’ironie hardyenne”, Journée d’études Agrégation de Lettres 2009, Université de Tours, January 31, 2009.

–Last updated: February 2017–