Published January 1971

Edition Critique du Sermon 'Qui Manducat Me' de Robert Ciboule (1403-58)
Nicole Marzac
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 4


Published January 1972

The Theme of Love in the 'Romans d'Antiquité'
Rosemarie Jones
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 5

Saint-Amant and the Theory of 'Ut Pictura Poesis'
Christopher D. Rolfe
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 6

Voltaire's Disciple: Jean François de La Harpe
Christopher Todd
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 7


Published January 1979

Sartre's Theory of Literature
Christina Howells
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 14


Published January 1980

Jean Brisebarre: 'Li Restor du Paon'
Enid Donkin
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 15


Published January 1981

A Bibliography of Editions of the Writings of Benjamin Constant to 1833
C. P. Courtney
Publications of the Modern Humanities Research Association 10


Published January 1982

Myth and Legend in French Literature: Essays in Honour of A. J. Steele
Edited by Keith Aspley, David Bellos, and Peter Sharratt
Publications of the Modern Humanities Research Association 11


Published January 1983

Les Enseignements de Théodore Paléologue
Christine Knowles
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 19

The Work and Thought of Jean Grenier (1898-1971)
J. S. T. Garfitt
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 20


Published January 1985

Anglo-French Literary Relations
Edited by C. J. Rawson
Yearbook of English Studies 15


Published January 1987

Vaugelas and the Development of the French Language
Wendy Ayres-Bennett
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 23

The Second Continuation of the Old French Perceval: A Critical and Lexicographical Study
Corin F. V. Corley
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 24


Published January 1989

Symbolist Landscapes. The Place of Painting in the Poetry and Criticism of Mallarmé and His Circle
James Kearns
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 27


Published January 1990

The Twelfth-Century Psalter Commentary in French for Laurette d'Alsace: Volume One: Psalms I-XXXV
Stewart Gregory
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 29/1 of 2

The Twelfth-Century Psalter Commentary in French for Laurette d'Alsace: Volume Two: Psalms XXXVI-L
Stewart Gregory
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 29/2 of 2


Published January 1994

The Art Criticism of Francis Ponge
Shirley A. Jordan
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 36

Violette Leduc: Mothers, Lovers, and Language
Alex Hughes
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 37


Published June 1996

Baudelaire: Individualism, Dandyism and the Philosophy of History
Bernard Howells
Legenda (General Series)

  • ‘This is Baudelaire as iceberg, in Claude Pichois's term, the writer whose reading lurks like a huge submerged mass... Baudelaireans will be pleased to have these essays in so convenient a form, and graduate students focusing on the nineteenth century will find them both challenging and informing.’ — Rosemary Lloyd, Nineteenth-Century French Studies 30.3-4, 2002, 417-19
  • ‘Le lecteur estimera surtout dans l'oeurage de Howells la richesse et la subtilité de parallèles, surtout avec Emerson et Carlyle, fondés sur des relations de fait et la mise en situation et en perspective de textes de Baudelaire qu'une critique fran°aise parfois étroitement nationale a pu appréhender de manière trop isolée.’ — Claude de Grève, Revue de littérature comparée 3, 1997, 391-3
  • ‘The great advantage of Howells's unflappable approach to Baudelaire's flower-pot philosophising is its corrosive effect on commonplaces of Baudelaire criticism... A valuable contribution to the art of defining a poet's philosophy.’ — Graham Robb, Times Literary Supplement 24 January, 1997
  • ‘Howells has undertaken an admirable close re-reading of Baudelaire's work by paying attention to its allusive intellectual density and to the contexts into which it should be placed.’ — Dudley M. Marchi, Comparatist 22, 1998, 208-9

Privileged Anonymity: The Writings of Madame de Lafayette
Anne Green
Research Monographs in French Studies 1

  • ‘Produces many fresh insights, and demonstrates admirably that La Fayette's writing repays detailed scrutiny... Readable, instructive and accessible: valuable for specialists and illuminating for the general reader.’ — Maya Slater, Times Literary Supplement 1996
  • ‘This thought-provoking study inaugurates a major new series of critical monographs... Offers many fresh insights into these important texts, and it is to be warmly welcomed.’ — Jonathan Mallinson, French Studies LIV.2, 2000, 215-6
  • Luisa Benatti, Studi francesi 124, 1998, 135

Published May 1998

Processes of Literary Creation: Flaubert and Proust
Marion Schmid
Legenda (General Series)

  • ‘This is an excellent, scholarly analysis with insights both for the specialist and the non-genetic scholar.’ — notice, The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 60, 1998, 164
  • ‘A penetrating and valuable contribution to genetic scholarship.’ — unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies 37.1, 2001, 110-11
  • ‘Represents a formidable amount of research... a very substantial and fruitful study on all counts.’ — Nola M. Leov, New Zealand Journal of French Studies 22.1, 2001, 29
  • ‘A painstaking and perceptive account... Schmid defends genetic criticism against Bourdieu's charge that it marks a return to the positivism of traditional literary historiography. Her own application of genetic theories of composition is measured and nuanced, and throws up many insights.’ — Edward J. Hughes, Modern Language Review 95.3, 2000, 843-4 (full text online)
  • ‘Intriguingly, Proust had placed medical prescriptions centre-stage in one of the drafts for the opening line of the novel... Nuggets such as this feature in Schmids study, in which she meticulously explains genetic criticism, before uncovering two contrasting compositional styles.’ — Edward Hughes, Times Literary Supplement 21 May, 1999, 8
  • ‘As well as containing detailed analysis of two radically opposed writing practices, the work is especially valuable in setting out the main issues in genetic studies.’ — Larry Duffy, French Studies LIV.2, 2000, 233-4
  • ‘Schmid's analysis sheds new light on the organizational intricacies of these canonical texts, which may encourage even scholars of Flaubert and Proust to reread, in hopes of appreciating the subtle patterns she uncovers.’ — Hollie Markland Harder, French Review 77.5, April 2004, 990-1

Stéphane Mallarmé. Correspondance: compléments et suppléments
Edited by Lloyd James Austin, Bertrand Marchal and Nicola Luckhurst
Research Monographs in French Studies 2

  • ‘This volume is intended to be an indispensable companion to the immense material already published by Editions Gallimard, and stands as a monument to the academic devotion of Lloyd Austin.’ — unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies 37.1, 2001, 106
  • ‘Nous retrouvons ici la rigueur, l'érudition, la minutie et le bon sens qui caractérisent le travail d'Austin.’ — Peter Dayan, French Studies LIV.1, 2000, 101-2

Proust: Questions d'identité
Julia Kristeva
Special Lecture Series 1

  • ‘Raises some intriguing questions... which must clearly be meditated over by serious students of Proust.’ — Nola M. Leov, New Zealand Journal of French Studies 22.1, 2001, 29
  • ‘The questions addressed in this short text are all compelling and fascinating.’ — Marion Schmid, Modern Language Review 95.3, 2000, 844 (full text online)
  • ‘Kristeva presents Proust as the first writer to show - not unambiguously, yet to devastating effect - the sado-masochistic basis of identity pursued as a form of belonging.’ — unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies 37.1, 2001, 103
  • ‘An incisive examination of the complex nature of identity, whether it be national, religious or sexual.’ — notice, The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 60, 1998, 166

Published January 1999

The Appearance of Character: Physiognomy and Facial Expression in Eighteenth-Century France
Melissa Percival
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 47


Published February 1999

History Painting and Narrative: Delacroix's 'Moments'
Peter Brooks
Special Lecture Series 2

  • unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies xxxvi.4, 2000, 450
  • ‘Suggestive and persuasive... As Brooks candidly points out, this is the very style of book illustration, from the great lithographs of the Romantic era down to children's story-books of the 1920s and well beyond.’ — David Bellos, French Studies LIV.4, 2000, 523
  • ‘Shows the cultural influence of particular paintings during our period and beyond.’ — John Whittaker, The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 62, 2000, 169
  • unsigned notice, Gazette des Beaux-Arts Octobre, 1999, 24