[ilds] genetic criticism

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 08:51:19 PST 2011


Hi Peter,

The person who belongs to that email appears to be Thomas Giot-Mikkelsen.

I'd contact the Press directly:

www.pressesparisouest.fr

http://www.pressesparisouest.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=168&Itemid=110

Sorry not to be more of a help.

Best,
James

On 16/02/11 2:32 AM, PETER BALDWIN wrote:
> Has anyone had any luck contacting the publisher at the email on the
> order form to order a copy from overseas?
>
> I got no reply to my email
>
> Peter Baldwin
>
>  > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:53:28 -0800
>  > From: gifford at ualberta.ca
>  > To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>  > Subject: Re: [ilds] genetic criticism
>  >
>  > Hello all,
>  >
>  > The evil empire of Facebook reports a very usual number of "hits" to the
>  > essay title below... In the spirit of "boosting" Corinne's book, let me
>  > know directly if you want a copy of the specific paper -- it's the worst
>  > essay in the book, by far (entirely due to my work, not my co-author),
>  > so if you're kind enough to like that essay, you should definitely order
>  > the whole book from Univ. Presses Paris Ouest... The rest of it is very
>  > fine work indeed.
>  >
>  > :)
>  >
>  > Best,
>  > James
>  >
>  > 15/02/11 1:57 PM, James Gifford wrote:
>  > > Hi Bruce,
>  > >
>  > > I've attached the advert and order form for Corinne's book here. It's
>  > > hot off the presses and only reached my hands last week -- it's worth
>  > > getting for those interested in the scholarly matters or for anyone who
>  > > was in the Paris 2008 conference.
>  > >
>  > > My piece is:
>  > >
>  > > Gifford, James and Michael Stevens. "A Variant of Lawrence Durrell's
>  > > Livia; or, Buried Alive & the Composition of Monsieur; or, the
> Prince of
>  > > Darkness." /Lawrence Durrell at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences/.
>  > > Eds. Corinne Alexandre-Garner, Isabelle Keller-Privat, & Murielle
>  > > Philippe. Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2010. 173-193.
>  > >
>  > > I dug up some intended revisions to /Monsieur/ that were too late for
>  > > the print run, and Stevens and I contend that this influenced his first
>  > > visions of /Livia/, a fragment of which was received by /The Malahat
>  > > Review/ and published as "Gog and Magog." He revised again to bury his
>  > > tracks, but it seems to set out the Avignon Quintet's vision in plainer
>  > > terms than is usually the case.
>  > >
>  > > Cheers,
>  > > James
>  > >
>  > > On 15/02/11 1:40 PM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>  > >> James,
>  > >>
>  > >> You've probably posted this before. Please do so again. What are the
>  > >> titles of Alexandre-Garner's book and your essay?
>  > >>
>  > >>
>  > >> Bruce
>  > >>
>  > >>
>  > >>
>  > >> On Feb 15, 2011, at 11:04 AM, James Gifford wrote:
>  > >>
>  > >>> Yes, Michael is a very fine scholar, and I think he was born within
>  > >>> shouting distance of the Canadian border, so the Northward pull must
>  > >>> have been irresistible. The bookcases of his home have been
> featured in
>  > >>> some Canadian magazines as well... He does good work.
>  > >>>
>  > >>> I have a piece in Corinne's most recent book that gently muses over
>  > >>> genetic criticism, which is still largely a French activity
> outside of
>  > >>> the Joyce scholarship. My co-author Michael Stevens, a young
> scholar at
>  > >>> Trinity College Dublin, did very good work on that piece. The Joyce
>  > >>> scholars are doing more with genetic criticism than anyone else
> in 20th
>  > >>> Century literature, so far as I can see.
>  > >>>
>  > >>> Cheers,
>  > >>> James
>  > >>>
>  > >>> On 15/02/11 10:46 AM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>  > >>>> The 4 February 2011 issue of /The Time Literary Supplement/ has
> several
>  > >>>> good reviews (re Nabokov, plagiarism, Joyce). In particular is Sarah
>  > >>>> Davison's very interesting article on two recent publications on
> Joyce.
>  > >>>> Her review of Michael Groden's book on JJ focuses on topics recently
>  > >>>> touched upon by the ILDS List. Namely, "genetic criticism" (the
>  > >>>> evolution of a manuscript and assessing that importance), which
>  > >>>> seems to
>  > >>>> be of interest to James and Charles, and the impact of an
> author's work
>  > >>>> on a reader, which many List participants have related with
> respect to
>  > >>>> Lawrence Durrell. The latter I find intriguing as an approach to
>  > >>>> writing
>  > >>>> and publication — an indication that scholarship is breaking out
> of its
>  > >>>> narrow confines and finds it acceptable to relate the personal.
> I have
>  > >>>> ordered Groden's book. Michael Groden is Canadian, and that should
>  > >>>> please many, James especially.
>  > >>>>
>  > >>>>
>  > >>>> Bruce
>  > >>>>
>  > >>
>  > >>
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