Lecture(s) de la Ville/The City as Text
by Gilbert Bonifas (University of Nice) (Editor)
This collection of essays is based on the first joint colloquium organised by the Research Group in European Culture and the Centre de Recherche sur les Ecritures de Langue Anglaise of the University of Nice. Scholars in the fields of literature, art and architectural history, history and film studies consider a range of representations of the city and urban experience through the modern period.
In these essays the city appears in different guises: as privileged site of the imagination, principal theatre of modernity, and as a material and human entity that needs to be controlled and that men try to embellish.
- 'Preposterous City'
- Mark Little, University of Northumbria
- Insanity in the City: London and Lunacy in the Eighteenth Century
- Allan Ingram, University of Northumbria
- "With my Back Turned to it": Gertrude Stein's Real and Imaginary Landscapes and Cityscapes
- Jean Marcet, University of Nice
- David Gascoyne's Night Thoughts: 'The Infernal Megalometropolis'
- Roger Scott, University of Northumbria
- British Surrealism: Disqualifying Cities
- Michel Remy, University of Nice
- The Representation of New York in American Science Fiction
- Denise Terrel, University of Nice
- Space, Representation, and Social Exclusion: Les Amants du Pont Neuf (Leos Carax, 1991)
- Martine Beugnet, University of Edinburgh
- Text as Public Art / Public Art as Text
- Jeremy Beach, University of Northumbria
- Landmark Sculpture in the Age of Publicity
- Paul Usherwood, University of Northumbria
- From Grainger to 'Grainger Town': Visions and Visionaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- Thomas Faulkner, University of Northumbria
- London and Paris Illustrated in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- D.W. S. Gray, University of Northumbria
- A Tale of Two Border Cities: San Diego and Tijuana
- Isabelle Vagnoux, University of Aix en Provence
- Bringing the Country to the City: Lord Brabazon's Urban Politics
- Martine Faraut, University of Nice