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Dernier numéro de L’Atelier (« Comédies animales »), coordonné par Antoine Traisnel et Anne Ullmo, à l’adresse suivante :

Vol. 10, No 1 (2018): Comédies animales

Erasmus Darwin ou la théorie de la séduction naturelle (1-24)
Caroline Dauphin
Robert Burns et la fable animalière (25-44)
Yann Tholoniat
The Spectral and the Comic Animal in Contemporary British Theatre (45-61)
June Pham
“Nose to the Ground on Sunday”: comédie animale et zoopoétique dans
Sunday in the Park with George de Stephen Sondheim et James Lapine (62-78)
Mathieu Duplay
Comédies canines et autres facéties animalières dans l’œuvre de Louise
Erdrich (79-102)
Elisabeth Bouzonviller

Space and Place in Alice Munro’s Fiction: “A Book with Maps in It”, ed. Christine Lorre-Johnston and Eleonora Rao (Rochester: Camden House, 2018), 236 p.

Alice Munro, the 2013 Nobel Prize laureate in Literature, has revolutionized the architecture of the short story. This collection of essays on Munro engages with literary geography, an emergent interdisciplinary field that is located at the interface between human geography and literary studies and is one of the most salient manifestations of the ongoing spatial turn in the arts and humanities.

Critical readings of Munro’s stories have labeled her literary production “regional,” since she sets the majority of her short stories in the area of rural Ontario where she grew up. Until now, however, little attention has been devoted to the role of that location in the stories and to the way that particular setting interacts with her characters’ development or stasis. This collection contains eleven essays organized in two parts: first, Conceptualizing Space and Place: Houses, Landscapes, Territory; and second, Close Readings of Space and Place.

Table of contents:

Introduction – Christine Lorre-Johnston and Eleonora Rao
Where Do You Think You Are? Alice Munro’s Open Houses – Robert McGill
“Whose House Is That?” Spaces of Metamorphosis in Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy ShadesWho Do You Think You Are?, and The View from Castle Rock – Eleonora Rao
Mapping the Vernacular Landscape in Alice Munro’s “What Do You Want to Know For?” and Other Stories – Corinne Bigot
Stories in the Landscape Mode: A Reading of Alice Munro’s “Lives of Girls and Women,” “Walker Brothers Cowboy,” and “Lichen” – Claire Omhovère
“What Place Is This?” Alice Munro’s Fictional Places and Her Place in Fiction – Anca-Raluca Radu
“The Emptiness in Place of Her”: Space, Absence, and Memory in Alice Munro’s Dear Life – Ailsa Cox
Down the Rabbit Hole: Revisiting the Topos of the Cave in Alice Munro’s Short Stories – Christine Lorre-Johnston
Spaces of Utopia and Spaces of Actuality in Alice Munro’s “Jakarta” – Fausto Ciompi
Spatial Perspectives in Alice Munro’s “Passion” – Giuseppina Botta
Charting Alice Munro’s Terra Incognita: Punctuated Space in “Free Radicals” – Lynn Blin
Heterotopy in Alice Munro’s “In Sight of the Lake” – Caterina Ricciardi

Yvonne Reddick
Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet 
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
77,55€ 343 pages ISBN 978-3-319-59177-3
e-book: 62,08€ ASIN: B075FN62NZ

The publisher DeGrruyter  has released the  paperback edition of  Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology at the reduced price of 49.99 Euros (from 199.99 Euros regular hardcover price). This includes shipping. Individual ASLE and EASCLE members will have to fill out one of the attached forms and send it to Katja Lehming at DeGruyter at the email address given there:



Corinne Dale, The Natural World in the Exeter Book Riddles.
This is one of the first full-length eco-critical studies of Anglo-Saxon literature:
This is the first volume in their new series, “Nature and Environment in the Middle Ages”, which will provide a forum for questions of nature, the environment and sustainability in subjects across the humanities, in the period c. 400-1500

Daniel A. Finch-Race/Julien Weber (eds). L’Esprit Créateur. Volume 57, Issue 1 (2017)– French Ecocriticism/L’écocritique française. <>

Bertrand Guest. Révolutions dans le cosmos. Essais de libération géographique: Humboldt, Thoreau, Reclus  Editions Classiques Garnier, 2017.

Posthumus, StephanieFrench Écocritique: Reading Contemporary French Theory and Fiction Ecologically. Toronto: UP Toronto, 2017 (

 Finch-Race, Daniel et Stephanie Posthumus, dirs. French Ecocriticism: From the Early Modern Period to the Twenty-First Century. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2017 (

Cormac McCarthy’s Borders and Landscapes, edited by Louise Jillett, Bloomsbury, October 2016.

Publication: n°  55 de Caliban  “Sharing the Planet / La planète en partage” (coordonné par  Françoise Besson, Aurélie Guillain et Wendy Harding), publié aux PUM.

La table des matières est disponible en suivant ce lien: caliban-55-2016


Charles Darwin, Œuvres complètes, Sous la direction de Patrick Tort. 
La Formation de la terre végétale par l’action des vers. Avec des observations sur leurs habitudes. Traduction d’Aurélien Berra coordonnée par Michel Prum. Précédé de Patrick Tort, « Un regard vers la terre », 204 p., broché.


« L’Europe des sciences et des techniques.
Un dialogue des savoirs, XVe-XVIIIe siècle »
Liliane Hilaire-Pérez, Fabien Simon, Marie Thébaud-Sorger (dir.)

Un certain nombre d’articles dans ce beau volume transdiciplinaire traitente des sciences la nature et des territoires, des liens entre science et fiction, etc.