About Dr Léa Vuong

Léa Vuong's research interests include: 20th-century and 21st-century French literature Modern and contemporary art Word & Image Studies Artists/writers collaborations Representations of visual art in literature Pascal Quignard Louise Bourgeois Artists’ writings Artists’ books (and their literary reception) Franco/American cultural exchanges Self-translation Bilingual/multilingual writers Translingual literature

Dr Vuong is a specialist of modern and contemporary French literature and visual art, with a specific interest in word and image relations, particularly 20th- and 21st-century collaborations between artists and writers, representations of visual art in literature and artists’ writings. This concern with modern and contemporary verbal/visual dialogues implies a focus on linguistic and cultural crossings, notably on Franco-American exchanges during and after World War II.
Léa Vuong would be happy to supervise Honours and postgraduate research students working in or around modern and contemporary French literature and/or visual art (from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century), on Louise Bourgeois, Pascal Quignard, on word and image relations, artists’ writings, or multilingual/translingual writing.

Selected publications

Vuong, L. (2017). Pascal Quignard: du monument a la ruine, de la ruine au vivant. Tangence, 115(2017), 35-55.
Vuong, L. (2016). ‘Dibutade' and ‘Manière noire’. In Mireille Calle-Gruber and Anais Frantz (Eds.), Dictionnaire sauvage Pascal Quignard, (pp. 145-147; pp. 345-347). Paris: Hermann.
Vuong, L. (2016). Pascal Quignard: Towards the Vanishing Point. Cambridge: Legenda.
Vuong, L. (2015). Louise Bourgeois: A Woman of Her Words. In Iris Muller-Westermann (Eds.), Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back, (pp. 211-219). Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag.
Vuong, L. (2015). Metamorphoses et Disparitions. In Mireille Calle-Gruber, Jonathan Degeneve and Irene Fenoglio (Eds.), Pascal Quignard. Translations et metamorphoses, (pp. 449-462). Paris: Hermann.
Vuong, L. (2014). Pascal Quignard et le non-lieu du conte. In Agnes Cousin de Ravel, Chantal Lapeyre-Desmaison and Dominique Rabate (Eds.), Les Lieux de Pascal Quignard, (pp. 220-232). Paris: Gallimard.
Vuong, L. (2013). L'enfant fetiche dans l'oeuvre de Pascal Quignard. Litteratures, 69(2013), 107-122.
Vuong, L. (2013). Pascal Quignard's Metamorphoses: A Contemporary Recuperation of Literary Fairy Tales. In Michael Gratzke, Margaret-Anne Hutton, Claire Whitehead (Eds.), Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures, (pp. 119-136). Oxford: Peter Lang.
Vuong, L., Bishop, C. (2011). "La Traversee des livres": enjeu d'une approche critique de la non-lecture. La Lecture Litteraire, 11(2011), 5-22.
Vuong, L., Bishop, C. (2011). La non lecture. La Lecture Litteraire, 11(2011).