Maître de Conférences

Corinne Bigot


LA 263

Discipline(s) enseignée(s)

Littérature britannique (L1, L2), littérature du Commonwealth (panorama)

Thèmes de recherche

Littérature du Commonwealth (Canada), littérature de la diaspora

Activités / CV

Responsabilité scientifique

  • Co-responsable du séminaire Diaspolinks, University of Edinburgh
  • Responsabilité scientifique  précédente : co-responsable du séminaire Faaam, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre 

Formation et carrière
  • Concours : agrégation d'anglais, 1990
  • Doctorat (2007) :  «  L’espace du silence dans l’oeuvre d’Alice Munro ».  Sous la direction de Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Université Paris X Nanterre. Jury : Jean-Jacques Lecercle (Nanterre, directeur), Héliane Ventura (Orléans, rapporteur) Hubert Teyssandier (Emérite Paris III, rapporteur et président du jury), Chantal Delourme (Nanterre). Mention très honorable. Félicitations du jury.
  • Maître de Conférences : 2009-2016, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. 

Principales publications 


Ouvrage co-écrit

  •  Sunlight and Shadows, Past and Present: Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades, Paris: CNED-PUF, 2014. Co-écrit  avec Catherine Lanone.

Direction et co-direction d’ouvrages


  • Marooning on Islands of Her Own Choosing: Inscribing Place and Instability in Alice Munro’s “‘Deep-Holes’Commonwealth Essays and Studies ‘’42-2 Spring 2020. DOI: 10.4000/ces.1882
  • "Diasporic culinary trajectories: Mapping food zones and food routes in first generation South Asian and Caribbean culinary memoirs" in Journal of Postcolonial Writing, special issue: Diasporic Trajectories, 55-6, 2019, 795–807.
  • “Ghost Texts in Alice Munro’s Stories, in Short Fiction in Theory and Practice,  7-2, special issue Haunting and the short story (2017): 141-152. 
  • “Fur and Slime: Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Child in ''Face'' and ''Child’s Play'' by Alice Munro,” in Caliban, 57, La question animale dans les nouvelles d’Alice Munro/The Animal Question (2017): 21-35. 
  • « Saynètes en provenance du Nouveau Monde: Catherine  Parr Traill et Susanna Moodie au pays des Indiens Chippewas ». Représentations, revue en ligne, Université Stendhal, Grenoble (juin 2015) : 14-27.    
  • ‘‘Forsaken Objects, Haunted Houses, Female Bodies, and ‘the squalor of tragedy in ordinary life’” Commonwealth Essays and Studies 37.2, special issue Alice Munro: Writing for Dear Life (Spring 2015): 15-25.*
  • “ ‘With Robert, Xavier and Elijah in Flanders’ : Re-Examining Timothy Findley’s The Wars and Its Literary Legacy,” Caliban  53 Representing World War One (June 2015): 53-64.
  • “Disjointedness: Parenthetical Structures and Dashes in Alice Munro’s Stories from Dance of the Happy Shades,” Etudes de Stylistique Anglaise. N° 8. Special issue: Stylistic Perspectives on Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades. M. Jobert & Michael Toolan, Eds. (March 2015): 15-35.
  • “The Wonders of the Transatlantic Journey in Alice Munro’s ‘The View from Castle Rock’,” Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Vol. 37, N.1 (Autumn 2014): 25-34.
  • “Did they go Native? Representations of First encounters with First Nations Canadians in Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill,” Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. 49-1 (March 2014) : 99-111.
  • “‘None of us escaped the naming’: Reclaiming Identities and Reclaiming Space in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan,” Commonwealth Essays and Studies  36.1 (Autumn 2013): 81-91.
  • “ ‘Silence’: from the Politics of Silence to a Rhetoric of Silence,” The Journal of the Short Story in English, Special Issue: The Short Stories of Alice Munro. Vol. 55  (Aut. 2010): 123-138.
  • “‘And Another Story Surfaced’: Re-emerging Voices, Stories and Secrets in Alice Munro’s ‘Family Furnishings’,” Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Vol 31-1 (Aut 2008): 28-35.
  • « L’italique et l’inscription de la résurgence dans les nouvelles d’Alice Munro ». Bulletin de la Société de stylistique anglaise, numéro 31 (2008) :  63-76.

Informations complémentaires

Chapitres d’ouvrages

  • “Nostalgic Albums or Alternative Lieux de mémoire? The interplay between stories, photographs, and recipes in ethnic culinary memoirs.” Text and Image in Women’s Life Writing: Picturing the Female Self. In Baisnée-Keay, Valérie, Corinne Bigot, Nicoleta Alexoae-Zagni, Stephanie Genty et Claire Bazin (dir), Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp. 137-154.
  • “Alice Munro’s “A Wilderness Station” and Ann Wheeler’s Edge of Madness: Filling in the Blanks” in Adaptation of Stories and Stories of Adaptation, dir. Sabrina Francesconi and Gerardo Acerenza, Universià degli Studi di Trento, 2020, pp. 37-55.
  • “In Praise of the Kitchen Poet: Cooking as Kinship in Ethnic Culinary Memoirs” (chapter 3) in Ethnicity and Kinship, edited by Klaus Rieser and Silvia Schultermandl, Routledge, 2021.
  • “Embodied Memories and Memory Dishes: the Diasporic Culinary Memoir as an alternative Locus of Memory.” In Mémoires, traces, empreintes. Floriane Reviron Piegay, Elisabeth Bouzonviller, Emmanuelle Souvignet (dir.) Éditions Orbis Tertius, 2020, pp. 241-264.
  • « Les long short stories, l’art de la nouvelle selon Alice Munro (I). Une littérature de l’inconfort » In Court: récits d'aujourd'hui. Dir Sabrinelle Bedrane, Claire Colin et Christine Lorre Jonhston. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2019, pp.191-206.
  • “‘By Way of Their Fingers’: Making Sense of Self and Home in Selected Short Stories by Edwidge Danticat, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie” in Women on the Move: Body, Memory and Femininity in Present-day Transnational Diasporic Writing, edited by Silvia Pellicer-Ortin and Julia Tofantšuk. London, New York: Routledge, 2018, pp. 97-115.
  • "Haunting Books and Stories in Janice Kulyk Keefer’s Honey and Ashes, Story of Family," in Women’s Life Writing and the Practice of Reading, edited by Valérie Baisnée & all. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 237-253. 
  • “Mapping the Vernacular Landscape in  Alice Munro's ‘What Do You Want to Know For ?’  and Other Stories.”  in  Space and Place in Alice Munro’s Fiction, A Book with Maps,  Christine Lorre and Eleanora Rao (eds),  Camden House, 2018, pp. 65-83.
  • “Life and Death, Lines of Flight, Patterns of Entrapment and Survival in Alice Munro’s “Dimensions” and “Runaway”,” chapter 7 in Alice Munro, The Anatomy of the Short StoryOriana Palusci (ed.), Newcastle upon Tyme, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2017; pp. 97-111.
  • « Jeux et enjeux de la confession d’une meurtrière: “Child’s Play” d’Alice Munro » in L’acte inqualifiable ou le meurtre au féminin/Unspeakable Acts: Murder by Women, ouvrage dirigé par Emeline Jouve, Aurélie Guillain et Laurence Talairach. Peter Lang, 2016, p.181-197.
  • “Ghost Texts, Patterns of Entrapment, and Lines of Flight: Reading stories from Too Much Happiness and Dear Life in Connection with Earlier Stories,” in Alice Munro: Reminiscence, Interpretation, Adaptation and Comparison, dirigé par Mira Buchholtz & Eugenia Sojka. Peter Lang, 2015, p. 59-74. 
  • “Patterns of Entrapment and Lines of Flight: Reading ‘Thanks for the Ride’ with ‘The Shining Houses’,” in The Inside of a Shell. Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades», dirigé par Vanessa Guignery. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, p. 130-143.
  • “Interracial Relations: (Re)writing the Stereotype in Native and Non-Native Literatures: Pauline Johnson, Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie,” in The Memory of Nature in Aboriginal, Canadian and American Contextsdirigé par Françoise Besson, Claire Omhovère & Héliane Ventura. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, p. 176-191.
  • « ‘These French clichés are symptomatic’ : la mise en évidence des mots français dans Lolita de Vladimir Nabokov » in  L’Etranger dans la langue, dirigé par  Emily Eells, Ch. Berthin, et J.-M. Desprats.  Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2014, p. 269-284.
  • “Locking the Door’: Self-deception, Silence and Survival in Alice Munro’s ‘Vandals’,” in Trauma Narratives and Her Story, dirigé par Sonya Andermar & Silvia Pellicer. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, p. 113-126.

  • Struthers, J.R. (Tim), ed. Alice Munro. Country Essays on her Works I (Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2020) 410p. & Alice Munro. Everlasting Essays on her Works II (Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2020), 459p., in Short Fiction Theory and Practice, vol. 10-2, 2021, pp.229-233.
  • Benjamin Authers, Maïté Snauwaert and Daniel Laforest (eds). Inhabiting Memory in Canadian Literature / Habiter la mémoire dans la littérature canadienne. (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2017) 264 p. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 41-1, 2018, pp. 151-152.
  • Janice Fiamengo and Gerald Lynch, eds. Alice Munro’s Miraculous Art. Critical Essays. (University of Ottawa Press, 2017) 309 pp. in English Studies in Canada, vol 44-3, 2018, p.113-117.
  • Staines, David, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Alice Munro. (Cambridge: CUP, 2016), 210 p. in Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 39-1, 2016, pp127-128.