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Elsa Court a obtenu son doctorat à University College London (UCL) en 2016, sous le titre : « European Representations of the American Roadside in Postwar Literature and Film. » Tout en étant empoyée par le Financial Times à Londres, elle travaille actuellement à la publication de sa thèse chez Palgrave USA. Son travail porte sur quatre auteurs européens exilés aux Etats-Unis: Vladimir Nabokov, mais aussi Robert Frank, Alfred Hitchcock et Wim Wenders. Dans un chapitre dédié à Lolita (1955), elle s’intéresse à la représentation du motel américain en tant que lieu de transit et espace de modernité. Elle s’y inspire notamment des travaux de sociologues français tels que Marc Augé, Michel Foucault, ou encore Jean Baudrillard.

Elsa Court received her PhD from University College London (UCL) in 2016. She currently works for the Financial Times in London and is working on a monograph based on her thesis titled “European Representations of the American Roadside in Postwar Lierature, Film, and Photography” (Palgrave USA). This book will discuss the works of four European writers in the United States: Vladimir Nabokov, but also Robert Frank, Alfred Hitchcock and Wim Wenders. A chapter focusing on Lolita (1955) looks at representations of the american motel as space of transit, fostering individualism and the lifestyle of late-capitalist leisure culture. Court draws on, as well as departs from, postmodern theorists of the highway and other travel spaces such as Marc Augé, Michel Foucault, and Jean Baudrillard.



Ouvrage 

Émigré Representations of the American Roadside in Literature, Film and Photography 1945-1985.        Studies in Mobilities, Literature and Culture Series. Ed. Marian Aguiar, Charlotte Mathieson, and Lynne Pearce.  Palgrave USA. (à paraître).


Articles 

“The Dream of a Universal Language: Reflections on Transnational Writers of English.” Swimmers London. (May 2017).

“A Home for Literature: St Petersburg.” Financial Times, (May 2017).

Strong Memories: Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov, and Autobiography.” Americana, e-journal of American Studies in Hungary. (December 2016).

“April in Arizona: Nabokov’s West.” Review of Robert Roper, Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita (Bloomsbury, 2015). Review 31. (November 2015).

 

Articles à paraître

“Nabokov, Kerouac, Updike: the Legacy of the American Road Narrative.” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. University of Louisville, Kentucky. (February 2017). In preparation for publication in Représentations dans le monde anglophone. Ed. Anne-Laure Tissut and Leopold Reigner, Université Grenoble Alpes, (2018).

“Contemporary Approaches to Exile and Literary Biography: Vladimir Nabokov in Lila Azam Zanganeh's The Enchanter.” In Writers Biographies and Family Biographies in American and British Contemporary Literature: Hybridities, Combinations, and Metamorphoses. Ed. Lucie Guiheneuf and Aude Haffer. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (décembre 2017).

“Histoire d’une traduction française: Ada, Deux étés, de Vladimir Nabokov à Erik Orsenna.” Conférence Nabokov et la France, Paris, June 2013.

‘"Gratitude to Whom it May Concern": Netting the Butterfly Hunter in Lila Azam Zanganeh's The Enchanter’ (en attente de publication).




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