Essays and papers
© Patrick O'Donovan 1986–2019
'Certeau's landscapes: what can images do?'
'Biengamin Content: how a liberal made his name'
'Against nature? Vigny's stones'
That was the week that was: debates and diversions
Futures past — and to come?
That was the week that was: reading — obligatory, controlled
What is tragedy, indeed? — A rejoinder
Matters French: learning from libraries
That was the week that was: the wind shifts
'The senses in 1816: the case of Constant'
'Constant's notes from the underground'
'Learning from contrarians: on Barthes and Certeau'
'With Mallarmé, on water'
'The novel in the early nineteenth century in France'
'A contradictory look at the look: resisting Le Temps retrouvé’
'De l'écriture au texte dans les romans des Goncourt'
'Poetry and the discourse of happiness in nineteenth-century France: the case of Vigny'
'Constant and the literature of the moderns'
'Proust's 'grands chagrins utiles': beyond contingency?'
'The time of Vigny'
'Valéry's notebooks in translation'
'Beckett's Happy Few'
Barthes's centenary lesson: the vitality of 'No'