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Claire Omhovère -- Curriculum vitae


Claire Omhovère is a Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at University Paul Valéry – Montpellier (France) where she is affiliated to the research group EMMA (Etudes Montpellieraines du Monde Anglophone). She is a former president of the French Association for the Study of the Commonwealth (SEPC) and, until recently, she was the general editor of Commonwealth Essays & Studies. Her research is broadly concerned with perceptions and representations of space in postcolonial literatures with a specific interest in the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of landscape writing in settler-invader colonies such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The author of several articles, her publications include Sensing Space: The Poetics of Geography in Contemporary English-Canadian Fiction(Peter Lang, 2007) and the edited collection L’Art du paysage(Michel Houdiard, 2014) which gathers the translations into French and critical presentations of a wide selection of essays on landscape from the English-speaking world.

 

Claire Omhovère enseigne les littératures des pays du Commonwealth à l’Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3. Aujourd’hui présidente honoraire de la Société d’Étude des Pays du Commonwealth, elle a présidé la SEPC et dirigé la revue Commonwealth Essays & Studiesde 2011 à 2017. Sa recherche porte sur l’écriture paysagère dans les littératures des anciennes colonies de l’Empire britannique, notamment le Canada. Elle est l’auteur de Sensing Space: The Poetics of Geography in Contemporary English-Canadian Fiction(Peter Lang, 2007). Elle a coordonné plusieurs ouvrages collectifs dont le plus récent (L’Art du paysagechez Michel Houdiard, 2014) rassemble la traduction et la présentation critique d’une sélection d’essais sur les enjeux du paysage dans le monde anglophone.

 


Journal articles14 documents

  • Claire Omhovère. Lyme Regis Revisited: The Geological Landscape in Joan Thomas’s Curiosity, A Love Story. Études britanniques contemporaines - Revue de la Société dʼétudes anglaises contemporaines, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2018, 55, s.p. ⟨10.4000/ebc.4663⟩. ⟨hal-03063513⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Beyond Pluto's Cave: Visibility and Visuality in Alice Munro's Images. L'Atelier, 2016, 8 (2), s.p. ⟨hal-03067487⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Pop Culture and the Construction of Ethnicity in Miriam Toews's A Complicated Kindness and Richard Van Camp's The Lesser Blessed. Ranam, 2013, 46, pp.151-162. ⟨hal-03062522⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. De l'obsession du septentrion : Rudy Wiebe et le cas Albert Johnson. L'Atelier, 2011, 3.2, pp.1-10. ⟨hal-03067241⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. We're the joke town in the joke province in the joke country: "Humour et construction identitaire" dans A Complicated Kindness (2004) de Miriam Toews. Etudes canadiennes / Canadian Studies, 2011, 70, pp.43-54. ⟨hal-03062475⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Strong Women among the "Defenseless Christians" : la place des femmes dans les romans mennonites Sweeter than all the World de Rudy Wiebe et A Complicated Kindness de Miriam Toews. Anglophonia / Caliban - French Journal of English Linguistics, Presses universitaires du Midi, 2010, 27, pp.51-60. ⟨10.4000/caliban.2027⟩. ⟨hal-02876475⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Dangers of Poetry in Anita Desai's In Custody. Le texte étranger, 2010, 7, pp.1-10. ⟨hal-03067242⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Beyond Horizon: Miriam Toews and The Prairie Novel Tradition. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 2010, 33 (1), pp.67-79. ⟨hal-03062474⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. "Incorporating Otherness": food Imagery in Anita Desai's "In Custody" (1984). Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Société d'étude des pays du Commonwealth, 2009, 31 (2), pp.107-115. ⟨hal-03061309⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Parker Mountain, or the Geography of Pathos in Russell Banks's "Affliction" (1989). Anglophonia / Caliban - French Journal of English Linguistics, Presses universitaires du Midi, 2008, 23, pp.289-298. ⟨hal-03061311⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Poetics of Geography in English-Canadian Literature. Anglia, De Gruyter, 2008, 126 (2), pp.345-362. ⟨10.1515/angl.2008.049⟩. ⟨hal-02874396⟩
  • Claire Omhovère, Catherine Lanone. Mourning / Mocking Browning: the Resurgence of a Romantic Aesthetics in Jane Urquhart's "The Whirlpool" (1986). Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Société d'étude des pays du Commonwealth, 2008, 31 (1), pp.8-21. ⟨hal-03061310⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Copies and (Ab)originals: the Problem of Authenticity in Jane Urquhart's "Away" (1993). Anglophonia / Caliban - French Journal of English Linguistics, Presses universitaires du Midi, 2007, 21, pp.17-188. ⟨hal-03061312⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Roots and Routes in a Selection of Stories by Alistair MacLeod. Canadian literature =, University of British Columbia Law Review Society, 2006, 189 (summer), pp.50-67. ⟨hal-03061315⟩

Conference papers16 documents

  • Claire Omhovère. Paysages en voie d'eux mêmes : la photographie d'Iain Baxter. Journée d'étude Paysages créés, paysages créateurs: Penser les paysages avec Henri Maldiney, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, 21 octobre 2016, 2018, Dijon, France. pp.45-57. ⟨hal-02891368⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. ‘Art is all over’: The Hybrid Landscapes of Canadian Post-Centennial Photography. Colloque Space, Place, Hybridity. Université Grenoble Alpes, 22-24 novembre 2017., 2017, Grenoble, France. ⟨hal-03073329⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Jeff Wall’s ‘defeatured landscapes’: Vancouver and its Suburbs. Colloque Suburbia. Université Jean Jaurès-Toulouse 2, 16-17 novembre 2017., 2017, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-03073327⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Lyme Regis Revisited: The Geological Landscape in Joan Thomas's "Curiosity. A Love Story" (2010). Colloque "Landscape / Cityscape : Writing / Painting / Imagining Situational Identity in British Literature and Visual Arts (18th-21st centuries)", SEAC-SAIT, 19-21 octobre 2017, 2017, Londres, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-03073326⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Landscape Manuals: How To Do Landscape in Words and Pictures after the Centennial. Mikinaakominis / TransCanada Conference 4. Literature, Justice, Relation. Université de Toronto, 24-27 mai 2017, 2017, Toronto, Canada. Pas de publication en cours. ⟨hal-03076185⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Teaching the Contemporary Short Story in English: Alice Munro in the Classroom.. Modern Reasearch in the Sphere of Socio-Humanitatrian Sciences and Innovative Technologies, University of Semey, 27-28 April 2016, 2016, Semey, Kazakhstan. ⟨hal-03072963⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Wawanash Connection: Rivers and Other Semiotic Systems in Alice Munro's Short Fiction. Congrès de la SAES, Confluences, Université de Lyon 3, 2-4 juin 2016, 2016, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03073038⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Beyond Pluto’s Cave : Unscripted Spaces in Alice Munro’s "Images". Journées d’étude "Alice Munro "Dance of the Happy Shades", Alice Munro's eerie land", 10-11 avril 2015, Paris Ouest Nanterre et Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2015, Paris, France. ⟨hal-03073324⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Some Reflections on Landscape Writing in Anita Desai's "Fire on the Mountain". "Literature and Geography: The Writing of Space throughout History", Université Lyon 3, 12-13 mars 2015, 2015, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03073323⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Places in Alice Munro's "Dance of the Happy Shades". The Inside of a Shell: Alice Munro's "Dance of the Happy Shades", École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 6-7 novembre 2014, 2014, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03073322⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Crossing into the Unimagined: The Translation of the Landscape Tradition in English Canada. 54e Congrès de la SAES, Université de Caen-Basse Normandie, 16-18 mai 2014, 2014, Caen, France. ⟨hal-03073037⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. A Topography of the Void in Miriam Toews's A Complicated Kindness (2004). Colloque "Place and RePlace", University of Winnipeg (Canada), 16-19 sept 2010, 2010, Winnipeg, Canada. pp.0. ⟨hal-03075925⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Sensing Space: the Poetics of Geography in English-Canadian Literature. "Literary Geographies : a multidisciplinary conference", The University of Nottingham, July 20-22, 2007, 2007, Nottingham, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-03072075⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Geographical Imagination in English-Canadian Writing. Conférence à l'intention de l'école doctorale du département d'anglais de l'Université de Stockholm, 19 septembre 2005, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden. ⟨hal-02874395⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Motion and Emotion in Rudy Wiebe's Sweeter than All the World (2001). Conférence à l'intention de l'école doctorale du département d'anglais de l'Université de Stockholm, 20 septembre 2005, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden. ⟨hal-03075534⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Passage in Robert Kroetsch's Fiction. Conférence à l'intention de l'école doctorale du département d'anglais de l'Université de Stockholm, 21 septembre 2005, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden. ⟨hal-03075535⟩

Books2 documents

  • Claire Omhovère. Perspectives environnementales au Canada : l'écologie dans tous ses états: Environmental Issues in Canada : the Ins and Outs of Ecology. Héritier; Stéphane; Michèle Kaltemback; Claire Omhovère; et Marcienne Rocard; dirs. Editions universitaires du sud, pp.1-245, 2010. ⟨hal-03050316⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Sensing Space: the Poetics of Geography in Contemporary English-Canadian Writing. Peter Lang, 186 p., 2007. ⟨hal-02874391⟩

Book sections19 documents

  • Claire Omhovère. Stories in the Landscape Mode: A Reading of Alice Munro's “Lives of Girls and Women,” “Walker Brothers Cowboy,” and “Lichen”. Christine Lorre and Eleonora Rao. Space and place in Alice Munro's fiction : a book with maps in it, Camden house, pp.82-99, 2018. ⟨hal-02891369⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Canadian Photography and the Exhaustion of Landscape. Melissa Tanti et al. Beyond "Understanding Canada" : Transnational Perspectives on Canadian Literature, The University of Alberta Press, pp.131-150, 2017. ⟨hal-03057477⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. "For there is no easy way to get to Jubilee from anywhere on earth": Places in Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades. ». Guignery; Vanessa. The Inside of a Shell: Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.26-45, 2015. ⟨hal-03057019⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. « Landscapes in Transit: The Displacement of the Western Landscape Tradition in English Canada. ». Florence Labaune-Demeule. Authority and Displacement in the English-Speaking World ? Exploring American Shores, Vol 2, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, pp.93-115, 2015. ⟨hal-03057018⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Quelques reconfigurations urbaines du "Wilderness" dans la fiction canadienne anglophone des années 1990-2000. L.S. Fournier; C. Chastagner; C. Bernié-Boissrd; et D. Crozat. Les Cultures du déplacement, Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, pp.79-91, 2014. ⟨hal-03057020⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Profils urbains et territoires littéraires au Canada anglophone. André Dodeman et Cyril Besson. Ville et environnement: regards croisés sur le monde postcolonial., Michel Houdiard éditeur, pp.17-34, 2014. ⟨hal-03057022⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Documenting Disappearance’: A Century of Canadian Photography, from William McFarlane Notman to Edward Burtynsky and Douglas Coupland. Françoise Besson; Héliane Ventura; and Claire Omhovère. The Memory of Nature in Aboriginal, Canadian and American Contexts., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.254-272, 2014. ⟨hal-03057021⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Memory of Landscape: Canadian Explorations on Site. Catherine Delmas; André Dodeman. Re/membering place, Peter Lang, pp.271-287, 2013. ⟨hal-02876845⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Inconclusiveness in Ben Okri's: The Famished Road. Vanessa Guignery. The "Famished Road" : Ben Okri's Imaginary Homelands, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.59-76, 2013. ⟨hal-03056659⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Artialisation of Landscape in Jane Urquhart's The Whirlpool. Diana Brydon; Marta Dvorak. Crosstalk : Canadian and Global Imaginaries in Dialogue, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp.199-214, 2012. ⟨hal-02876846⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Out of the Garrison and Beyond: the Rewriting of the Landscape Tradition in Contemporary Canadian Fiction. Pascale Guibert. Reflective landscapes of the anglophone countries, Rodopi, pp.85-104, 2011. ⟨hal-03055700⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. De l'efficacité du vide dans "A Complicated Kindness de Miriam Toews". Claire Omhovère. Perceptions et représentations de l'espace dans le monde anglophone (= Perceiving & representing space in the english-speaking world), Presses universitaires de Nancy, pp.113-128, 2011. ⟨hal-03056660⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Sous influence: la géographie canadienne dans "Affliction" de Russell Banks. Hélène Quanquin; Christine Lorre-Johnston; Sandrine Ferré-Rode. Comment comparer le Canada avec les Etats-Unis aujourd'hui : enjeux et pratiques, Presses Sorbonne nouvelle, pp.161-176, 2009. ⟨hal-02874392⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. "Literary Geography" : un nouveau regard sur l'espace littéraire ?. André Kaenel; Claire Omhovère; Richard Samin. L'interdisciplinarité en question dans les études anglophones, Presses universitaires de Nancy, pp.n.c., 2009. ⟨hal-03055699⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Replication of Romance in Jane Urquhart's Away (1993). Charlotte Sturgess; Martin Kuester. Reading(s) from a distance : European perspectives on Canadian women's writing, Wissner, pp.54-65, 2008. ⟨hal-02874394⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Roots and Routes in a Selection of Stories by Alistair MacLeod. Marta Dvořák; New William Herbert. Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context, McGill-Queen's University Press, pp.271-290, 2007. ⟨hal-03055697⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Kroetsch's Pedagogy of the Precarious: a Reading of "Gone Indian" (1973) and "The Hornbooks of Rita K" (2001). Charlotte Sturgess. The politics and poetics of passage in Canadian and Australian culture and fiction, CRINI, Centre de recherches sur les identités nationales et l'interculturalité; Université de Nantes, pp.191-208, 2006. ⟨hal-03055698⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Melting of Time in Thomas Wharton's "Icefields". Alison Calder; Robert Wardhaugh. History, literature, and the writing of the Canadian Prairies, University of Manitoba Press, pp.43-62, 2005. ⟨hal-02874393⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. The Shore in Alistair MacLeod's "The Closing Down of Summer" (1976). Michèle Kaltemback; Marcienne Rocard. Le Canada : nouveaux défis = Canada revisited, Editions universitaires du sud, pp.191-203, 2005. ⟨hal-02874378⟩

Directions of work or proceedings12 documents

  • Claire Omhovère. Dossier : Confluences. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 40 (2), s.p., 2018, ⟨10.4000/ces.275⟩. ⟨hal-02891367⟩
  • Claire Omhovère, Kathie Birat, Salhia Ben Messahel. Confluences/Reconstructions. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 40 (2), 159 p., 2018. ⟨hal-03054939⟩
  • Kathie Birat, Claire Omhovère, Salhia Ben-Messahel. Commonwealth Essays and Studies. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 40 (2), 159 p., 2018, Confluence/Reconstruction. ⟨hal-03134072⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Commonwealth Essays and Studies. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 38 (2), Presses de la Sorbonne nouvelle, 146 p., 2016. ⟨hal-03054918⟩
  • Françoise Besson, Claire Omhovère, Héliane Ventura. The Memory of Nature in Aboriginal, Canadian and American Contexts. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 369 p., 2014. ⟨hal-03051175⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. L'Art du paysage. Claire Omhovère. Michel Houdiard, 249 p., 2014. ⟨hal-03051174⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Reappraisals. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 34 (2), 116 p., 2012. ⟨hal-03054772⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Perceptions et représentations de l'espace dans le monde anglophone. Presses universitaires de Nancy, 230 p., 2011. ⟨hal-03077318⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Horizons. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 33 (1), pp.1-110, 2010. ⟨hal-03054773⟩
  • Stéphane Héritier, M. Kaltemback, C. Omhovere, M. Rocard. Perspectives environnementales au Canada : l'écologie dans tous ses états. Stéphane Héritier, M. Kaltemback, C. Omhovere, M. Rocard. France. Editions Universitaire du Sud, 180 p., 2009. ⟨halshs-01254674⟩
  • André Kaenel, Claire Omhovère, Richard Samin. L'interdisciplinarité en question dans les études anglophones: Questioning interdisciplinarity in English studies. Presses universitaires de Nancy, 213 p., 2009. ⟨hal-03077319⟩
  • Claire Omhovère, Claudine Armand, André Kaenel. Ancrages-passages. Presses universitaires de Nancy, 254 p., 2006. ⟨hal-03050873⟩

Other publications6 documents

  • Claire Omhovère. Compte rendu d'ouvrage : John Thieme, Postcolonial Literary Geographies: Out of Place. 2018, pp.155-156. ⟨hal-03077822⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Compte rendu : John Thieme, Postcolonial Literary Geographies: Out of Place: John Thieme, Postcolonial Literary Geographies: Out of Place, Palgrave Macmillan, Londres, 2016 237 p.. 2018, pp.155-156. ⟨hal-03077782⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Compte rendu d'ouvrage : Reingard Nischik, The English Short Story in Canada : From the Dawn of Modernism to the 2013 Nobel Prize. 2018, s.p. ⟨hal-03077819⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Compte rendu de "With a Roar from Underground : Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades". Edited by Corinne Bigot and Catherine Lanone. 2017, pp.123-124. ⟨hal-03077735⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Compte-rendu: Granta Special Issue on Pakistan. 2011, pp.95-97. ⟨hal-03077654⟩
  • Claire Omhovère. Compte-rendu d'ouvrage : A Cambridge History of Distinction. 2010, pp.144-146. ⟨hal-02876839⟩