Publications

Dr Natasha Grigorian: selected academic publications and presentations

Self-authored book:

European Symbolism: In Search of Myth (1860-1910)
, by Natasha Grigorian. Oxford: Peter Lang International Publishers, 2009. Series: Romanticism and after in France, Vol. 14. 314 pages, 27 illustrations in colour.


Edited volume:

Text and Image in Modern European Culture, edited by Natasha Grigorian, Thomas Baldwin, and Margaret Rigaud-Drayton. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2012. Series: Comparative Cultural Studies, Vol. 27. 216 pages, 15 illustrations.


Self-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals:

·        ‘The Writings of J.-K. Huysmans and Gustave Moreau’s Painting: Affinity or Divergence?’, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 32-3/4 (Spring Summer 2004), pp. 282-297

·        ‘Myth in Valery Bryusov’s Verse: Restoring the Missing Links with J.-M. de Heredia and Gustave Moreau’, Comparative Critical Studies, 3-3 (2006), pp. 325-346

·        ‘Dreams, Nightmares, and Lunacy in En rade: Odilon Redon’s Pictorial Inspiration in the Writings of J.-K. Huysmans’, Comparative Critical Studies, 5-2/3 (2008), pp. 221-233

·        ‘The Poet and the Warrior: the Symbolist Context of Myth in Stefan George’s Early Verse’, The German Quarterly, 82-2 (Spring 2009), pp. 174-195


Chapters in edited volumes:
 

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‘Transposition d’art et pénitence à rebours: une relecture de J.-K. Huysmans’ (IN FRENCH), in De l’âge d’or aux regrets, ed. by Bénédicte Brémard and Marc Rolland (Paris: Michel Houdiard, 2009), pp. 326-333

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‘“Dans la forêt du charme et de l’enchantement”: les visions de femmes rêvées chez Gustave Moreau et chez Jean Moréas’ (IN FRENCH), in De l’âge d’or aux regrets, ed. by Bénédicte Brémard and Marc Rolland (Paris: Michel Houdiard, 2009), available online on the publisher’s website, http://www.michelhoudiardediteur.net/livre/de-lage-dor-aux-regrets

·        ‘Guilt and Desire in the Dream World: Gustave Moreau and Jean Moréas’, in Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture, ed. by Jenny Chamarette and Jennifer Higgins (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010), pp. 101-112

·         ‘Hercules as the Monstrous Hero: The Interplay of Shifting Meanings in Gustave Moreau and José-Maria de Heredia’, in ‘When familiar meanings dissolve...’: Essays in French Studies in Memory of Malcolm Bowie, ed. by Naomi Segal and Gill Rye (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011), pp. 71-82

·         The Symbolist Context of the Siren Motif in Moreau's Painting and Bryusov's Poetry’, in Text and Image in Modern European Culture, ed. by Natasha Grigorian, Thomas Baldwin, and Margaret Rigaud-Drayton (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2012), pp. 32-47


Conference papers:

·        Myth as heroic vision: V. Bryusov, J.-M. de Heredia, G. Moreau(in RUSSIAN), national conference Traditions of 20th Century Russian Classicism and Modernity, Philological Faculty, Moscow State Lomonosov University, Russia, 15 November 2002

·        The Parnasse as a Missing Link between French and Russian Symbolism(in RUSSIAN), international conference Russia and the West: a Dialogue of Cultures, Foreign Languages Faculty, Moscow State Lomonosov University, Russia, 30 November 2002

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The Mystery of the Sphinx: Gustave Moreau and J.-M. de Heredia’, international 8th Annual Conference Invitation au voyage: the exotic in French art and literature since 1800, Centre for the Study of Visual and Literary Cultures in France, University of Bristol, UK, 3-4 March 2007 

·        “Dans la forêt du charme et de l’enchantement”: les visions de femmes rêvées chez Gustave Moreau et chez Jean Moréas(in French), international symposium Âges d’or, décadence, nostalgie, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France, 15-16 March 2007

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Guilt and Desire in the Dream World: Gustave Moreau and Jean Moréas’, Cambridge Annual French Graduate Conference 2007, Guilt and Shame, King’s College, Cambridge, UK, 4-5 April 2007

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Dreams, Nightmares, and Lunacy in En rade (1886): Odilon Redon’s Pictorial Inspiration in the Writings of J.-K. Huysmans’, BCLA XI International Conference Folly, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 2-5 July 2007

·        Relating the Arts: Paul Valéry’s melodrama Sémiramis and the impact of the Ballets Russes’, international 9th Annual Conference Relating the Senses, Centre for the Study of Visual and Literary Cultures in France, University of Bristol, UK, 23-24 February 2008

·        Transposition d'art et pénitence à rebours: une relecture de J.-K. Huysmans(in French), international symposium Regrets, Repentirs, Rédemption, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France, 12-14 March 2008 

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Play of Fantasy Across the Arts: Paul Valéry’s melodrama Sémiramis and the impact of the Ballets Russes’, Annual Graduate Conference, Play: Towards a Critical Concept, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, USA, 4-5 April 2008

·        Hercules as the Monstrous Hero: the Interplay of Shifting Meanings in Gustave Moreau and J.-M. de Heredia’, ‘When familiar meanings dissolve...’: a conference in memory of Professor Malcolm Bowie (1943-2007), Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, London, UK, 16-17 May 2008

·        Gustave Moreau, Valery Bryusov, and the Allure of the Sirens: Symbolist Art in Fin de Siècle France and Russia’, ACLA Annual Meeting 2009, Harvard University, USA, 26-29 March 2009

·        Flowers of Evil: Disease, Eroticism, and Purity in À rebours by J.-K. Huysmans’, Society of Dix-Neuviémistes Ninth Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, UK, 7-9 April 2011 

·        Text, Image, and Music: Paul Valéry’s Melodrama Sémiramis and the Influence of the Ballets Russes’, 'Influence: Shifting Perspectives' Conference, University of Kent at Paris, 14-16 April 2011



Reviews:

·        Review of Del Lungo, A. & Lyon-Caen, B., eds, Le Roman du signe. Fiction et herméneutique au XIXe siècle (Saint-Denis: PUV, 2007), review by Natasha Grigorian, Modern & Contemporary France, 17-1 (2009), pp. 90-91

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Review of Paul Valéry, Cahiers/Notebooks, trans. Norma Rinsler, Paul Ryan, Brian Stimpson (Frankfurt am Main and New York: Peter Lang, 2007), H-France Review, 10-70 (May 2010), pp. 321-323

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Review of Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures (London: Continuum, 2008), Journal of European Studies, 40-2 (June 2010), pp. 178-179

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Review of Douglas Robinson, Estrangement and the Somatics of Literature: Tolstoy, Shklovsky, Brecht (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), Journal of European Studies, 40-2 (June 2010), pp. 183-185
Invited seminar papers:

·        The Mystery of the Sphinx: the Artistic Dialogue between Gustave Moreau (painting) and J.-M. de Heredia  (verse)’, Modern French Research Seminar, Department of French, University of Cambridge, UK, February 2008

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The Mystery of the Sphinx: the Artistic Dialogue between Gustave Moreau (painting) and J.-M. de Heredia  (verse)’, French & Francophone Seminar, Humanities Center, Harvard University, USA, April 2008

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Myth in Valery Bryusov’s Verse: Restoring the Missing Links with J.-M. de Heredia and Gustave Moreau(IN GERMAN), Osteuropa-Institut/ Peter Szondi-Institut, Freie Universität, Berlin, January 2009

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Relating the Arts: Paul Valéry’s melodrama Sémiramis and the impact of the Ballets Russes(IN GERMAN), Internationales Graduiertenkolleg InterArt, Freie Universität, Berlin, January 2009

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Heroes and Fatal Enchantresses in Valery Bryusov’s Verse: Restoring the Missing Links with J.-M. de Heredia and Gustave Moreau’, Departmental Research Seminar, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, March 2009
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