Littérature moderne (16e - 18e siècles)

Dr. Elizabeth KUKORELLY-LEVERINGTON
Chargée d'enseignement
Téléphone : +41 (0)22 379 78 86
Courriel

Additional Information / Informations supplémentaires

Office and Office Hour / Bureau et heure de réception
Seminar Pages / Pages de séminaire

Research Interests / Recherches

I obtained a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 1991, and a Licence ès Lettres from the University of Geneva in 2001. I completed a Doctorate ès letters at the same institution in 2008, entitled: ‘Samuel Richardson’s Pamela Part II: Authorship, Readership and Moral Authority in the Early Novel’.

I have worked at the English Department of Geneva University since 2002, as an assistant, maître assistante, and finally as chargée d’enseignement since 2014. My research interests include the early English novel, discourse analysis (Foucault and Bakhtin), non-literary texts and their interactions with ‘literary’ texts, early eighteenth-century cultural studies (including gender, legal and conduct concerns), and interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. My current research looks at reading and reception in eighteenth-century novels, specifically on visuality as rhetorical strategy in the work of Samuel Richardson.

My teaching has usually focused on one or more of these aspects; I have been particularly concerned to give students the opportunity to read non-literary texts, as well as propose gender-studies seminars. In my seminars, I also use (and discuss the pros and cons of) digital versions of eighteenth-century texts such as those found on Eighteenth-Century Collection Online.

I participated in the eighteenth-century Triangle Azur (Suisse Romande Universities) Doctoral School ‘Les Archives des Lumières’ at its inception in 2003. I am involved in the Etudes Genre group of the Faculty of Letters, and have given a number of lectures in the context of the ‘Cours général en Etudes Genre’. I regularly organize CUSO doctoral workshops, and together with colleagues at the Universities of Fribourg and Neuchâtel, have recently set up a new specialized section of the CUSO English-studies doctoral programme, specifically for doctoral candidates working on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century topics.

I am outreach officer for the English department, which means that I actively promote English studies at orientation days, and welcome groups of high-school students to the University for workshops around the theme of monsters. I also convene an occasional discussion group/seminar, together with a colleague from the Spanish department, and one from the Section of earth and environmental sciences, around the general theme of sustainable development. Particular topics have included: urgency, vulnerability and ambiguity.

Publications:

‘Makita sort de sa chambre : Art, activisme et affect’ in Actes de la journée d’études de la commission de l’égalité de l’Université de Genève Sors de ta chambre : Femmes et vie publique, 2016.

http://www.unige.ch/lettres/fr/faculte/structures/commissions/egalite/rencontre-femmes-et-vie-publique-sors-de-ta-chambre/

‘Le séminaire littéraire et l’éducation à l’ambiguïté’ in Actes de colloque José Bleger à Genève : Ambiguité, subjectivation et création sociale, Université de Genève, 2016.

http://exil-ciph.com/2016/03/02/2016_le-seminaire-litteraire-et-leducation-a-lambiguite_erzsi-kukorelly/

‘The Affectionate Author: Family Love as Rhetorical Device in Eighteenth-Century Conduct Books for Young Women’ in Swiss Papers in Language and Literature. Vol. 30, (109-125). 2014.

‘Représentations d’Afrique dans le Capitaine Singleton de Daniel Defoe : une fiction cartographique ?’ in Dix-huitième Siècle : l’Afrique au siècle des lumières. Vol. 44, (15-31) 2012.

‘Le Frankenstein de Mary Shelley et les Métamorphoses d’Ovide : mythologies de l’écriture genrée’ in Mnémosynes. La réinvention des mythes chez les femmes écrivains. Dominique Kunz Westerhoff dir., Genève, Georg, 2008.

‘Domesticating the Hero: Normative Masculinity in Robinson Crusoe and Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded’. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies. Vol 13, 1-2. 2007. 

Conference Papers and Lectures:

‘Lady Mary Wortley Montague et la liberté des femmes musulmanes’, Orient/ Occident, Témoignages de respect, Cours public de la Faculté des lettres, Université de Genève, october 2016.

 ‘Visuality in the works of Samuel Richardson’, SAMEMES conference, Université de Zürich, september 2016

 ‘Orphelinage et agency dans le roman féminin au XVIIIe siècle en Angleterre’, Cours général en études genre : ‘Histoires de familles en tout genre : Filiation, parenté et parentalités II’, University of Geneva, october 2015.

 ‘Makita sort de sa chambre’, journée d’étude de la commission de l’égalité, ‘Sors de ta chambre : Femmes et vie publique’, University of Geneva, march 2015.

 ‘Les livres de conduite anglais pour jeunes femmes dans la production  des sociétés typographiques romandes: un espace d’échanges et d’appropriations’, colloque de clôture de l’ED18 (Ecole Doctorale interdisciplinaire, L’Europe des Lumières), Yverdon, septembre 2013.

 ‘The Affectionate Author : Sentiment  as  Technology  of Effect  in  Eighteenth‐Century  Conduct  Manuals  for  Young Women’, SAUTE conference, University of Lausanne, avril 2013.

‘Le corps discipliné dans les manuels de conduite pour jeunes femmes du dix-huitième siècle’, Cours général en études genre : ‘ Le genre des corps’, Université de Genève, October 2013.

‘Tobias Smollett and the British man’, 11th ESSE Conference, Bogazici University, Istanbul (co-organisation du panel), September 2012.

‘Breeding like Rabbits: Monstrous Generation and the Proliferation of Popular Print in Early Eighteenth-Century England’, SAMEMES conference, University of Lausanne, June 2012.

‘Shopping with a Knife: Communicating Embodied Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Conduct Manuals for Young Women’, Reading Early Modern History Conference, July 2011.

A Present for Women Addicted to Drinking: Anti-Drinking Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Conduct Books for Women’, ‘Food and Drink: Their Social, Political and Cultural Histories’ University of Central Lancashire, June 2011.

‘Monsters! Theme teaching in English studies’, Formation continue pour le corps enseignant du secondaire genevois, Geneva University, February 2011.

Cherchez la femme: Homosociality and Masculinity in Daniel Defoe’s Captain Singleton’ 10th ESSE Conference, Università degli Studii, Torino, August 2010.

‘From Text to Life: Reading as a Conduit for Conduct in Eighteenth-Century England’, ‘Women Readers / Educational Texts 1500-1800’, conference hosted at SOCLAS, University of Liverpool, April 2010.

‘Une vie spectaculaire : Charlotte Charke et la performace du genre’, Cours général en études genre : ‘Le spectacle du genre : théâtre, médias visuels et littérature’, Université de Genève, novembre 2009.

‘Locating Queer Selves in Print, 1700-1750’, SAUTE conference, Université de Fribourg, mai 2009. 

‘Samuel Richardson et la lecture facilitée: pratiques d'indexation et liens avec l'hypertextualité’, Société suisse pour l’étude du Dix-huitième siècle, Colloque de la relève, Université de Berne, octobre 2008. 

‘La liberté domestiquée? Pamela de Samuel Richardson à la lumière du Deuxième traité du gouvernement civil de John Locke’, Cours général en études genre : ‘J'écris ton nom...Pensées, pratiques et usages de la liberté sous l'angle du genre’, Université de Genève, octobre 2008.  

‘Entre instrumentalisation et émancipation : l’éducation des femmes dans les manuels de conduite et dans les romans en Angleterre au dix-huitième siècle’, Cours général en études genre : ‘Emile, Sophie, Claudine et les autres : littérature et éducation entre normes de genre et émancipation’, Université de Genève, octobre 2007. 

‘Theorizing the Early Novel’, Troisième Cycle CUSO , Theory after Theory’, Université de Genève, juillet 2007.

Frankenstein de Mary Shelley : manipuler les mythes et les monstres’, Formation continue pour le corps enseignant du secondaire genevois, ‘Invention et réinvention des mythes chez les femmes écrivains’, Université de Genève, mars 2006. 

‘Femme publique / femme publiée: anonymat et autorité dans l’écriture et la vie de Eliza Haywood’, Cours général en études genre : ‘Questions d’autorité : identité et légitimité de l’écrivain/e’, Université de Genève, novembre 2005. 

‘La domestication du héros dans deux romans précoces anglais : Robinson Crusoé et Pamela’, Cours général en études genre : ‘Héros et Héroïnes’, Université de Genève, décembre 2004. 

‘Samuel Richardson : Author and Printer’, séminaire de Prof. Spurr: ‘London in the Eighteenth-Century’, Université de Genève, mai 2004. 

Participation in Conference Planning and Coordination:

‘Sensing History around 1816: body and sensation in the long eighteenth century’, CUSO Doctoral programme in English language and literature, eighteenth and nineteenth-century traveling seminar, Geneva University, May 2016.

‘Tools for digital humanities: a practical workshop’, CUSO Doctoral programme in English language and literature, Neuchâtel University, November 2015.

‘Economies of English’, SAUTE conference, University of Geneva, April 2015.

“The changing value of English studies,” CUSO Doctoral programme in English language and literature, University of Geneva, April 2015. Co-organiser with Dr. Martin Leer and Prof. Genoveva Puskas

Discussion group / seminar on topic of vulnerability, University of Geneva, spring 2014.

‘The Media of Literature in the Digital Age’, CUSO Doctoral Programme in English Language and Literature, University of Geneva, Autumn 2013. Co-convenor with Dr. Lucy Perry.

Discussion group / seminar on topic of urgency and catastrophe, University of Geneva, spring 2014. Co-convenor with Drs. Valeria Wagner and Stéphanie Girardclos.

Steering committee for interfactulty workshop on ‘Les temps de  l’urgence’, University of Geneva, November 2012.            

‘Gendering the Nation in English and American Novels of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century’, 11th ESSE Conference, Bogazici University, Istanbul. September 2012. Co-convenor of panel with Dr. Gabriella Vöö, Pécs Tudomànyiegyetem, Hungary.

‘Literature and the Material Text’, CUSO Doctoral Programme in English Language and Literature, University of Geneva, October 2010.

‘Masculinity in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Novels’, 10th ESSE Conference, Università degli Studii, Torino. August 2010. Co-convenor of panel with Dr. Gabriella Vöö, Pécs Tudomànyiegyetem, Hungary. 

‘Women and the Theatre’, CUSO Doctoral Programme in English Language and Literature, University of Geneva, October 2008. Co-organiser with Dr. Valerie Fehlbaum, University of Geneva. 

top