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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:00pm
Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th floor, McLennan Library, McGill University

Chris Langlois (McGill)
"The Terror of Thinking in Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable"

Catherine Lavarenne (Université du Québec à Montréal)
"Le roman et le paysan: tensions entre littératie et oralité"


Thursday 30 March 2017, 9am to 5pm
Ballroom, Thomson House, 3650 McTavish, McGill

Journée d'étude: Vivre et raconter: le cas du roman «biographique» (1830-1880)


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)