NOVANOV - Novelists on the Art of the Novel
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McGill Département de langue et littérature françaises

McGill Department of English

Concordia Department of English


The "NOVANOV" team, dedicated to "Novelists on the Art of the Novel," brings together researchers in the Department of French Language and Literature and the Department of English at McGill University, as well as the English Department at Concordia University.

This research team examines non-novelistic texts-essays, prefaces, interviews, correspondence, diaries, and commentary that novelists have written about their chosen genre. These texts often articulate the aims and values of the novel, or indeed its praxis and stakes. Research focuses on "the modern novel," which is to say novels written between the later eighteenth century and the present day.

Upcoming Events

November 29th 2016, 2:00PM
Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th floor, McLennan Library, McGill University

Catherine Nygren, McGill University
"Text Mining Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing"

Alex Bellemare, Université de Montréal
«La fabrique du monde. Poétique et imaginaire du lieu dans la fiction utopique (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)»


December 6th, 2016
Thomson House, room 404

Conference: «Le roman au futur antérieur. Filiations et continuités du roman québécois (1945-1970)»

New Publications


Allan Hepburn, Around 1945: Literature, Citizenship, Rights. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.


Peter Sabor (ed.), The Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson. Correspondence with Lady Bradshaigh and Lady Echlin, 3 vols., Cambridge University Press, 2016.


The research team wishes to thank the Fonds québécois de recherches en sciences sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for their financial support.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canda (SSHRC) Fonds québécois de recherches en sciences sur la société et la culture (FQRSC)