Nathalie Bantz

Nathalie Bantz teaches English in a senior high school in northeastern France. She defended her PhD dissertation on Hardy’s short stories at Nancy University in April 2009 and published it in book form in 2011 under the title Les Nouvelles de Thomas Hardy. Stratégies narratives d’une écriture sous contrainte. Her research focuses on the subversive aspects of Hardy’s works and more particularly on gender issues. She is currently working on a translation of a few of Hardy’s short stories still unpublished in French. She is also preparing a comparative study of a short story by Hardy and a novel by an American writer of the same period.

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Publications on Thomas Hardy

« The Silencing of the Attempting Pen in Four of Hardy’s Works », FATHOM [Online], 2 | 2013, Online since 13 September 2013, connection on 12 March 2016. URL : http://fathom.revues.org/444

Les Nouvelles de Thomas Hardy. Stratégies narratives d’une écriture sous contrainte, Paris, Honoré Champion, 2011.

« La Question du genre: entre norme et subversion », Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, Atlande, Collection Clefs concours, 2010, 91-108.

« L’Œuvre et ses hypertextes : subversion et dissémination du sens », Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, Atlande, Collection Clefs concours, 2010, 139-144.

“A Reading of the Wessex Tales”, The Thomas Hardy Journal xix (May 2003): 25-32.

Conference papers

« Hardy, Galileo and the Art of Transgression ». Congrès de la SFEVE, Reims, 18-19 janvier 2013.

« The Limits of Interpretation: Hermeneutics and the Hardyan Text », Congrès de l’ESSE, Istanbul, 4-8 septembre 2012.

« Far from the Madding Crowd and the Anxiety of Place », “Far from the Madding Crowd“, ENS/Paris 3, 4-5 mars 2011.

–Last updated: January 2013–