Modern Languages

 

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Dr James Fowler

Senior Lecturer in French

 

Office: Cornwallis George Allen Wing 114
Office hours: Thursdays 16.00-18.00

About

Dr Fowler's research interests include: the major philosophes; novels, drama and philosophy of the eighteenth century; libertinage and the libertine novel; Samuel Richardson and his influence in France; cross-cultural influences, especially between French and English writers of the eighteenth century; narratology; literary psychoanalysis; discourses of the body. Dr Fowler is currently working on the concepts of virtue and merit in a range of European thinkers, in the period 1660-1800.

Dr Fowler has published extensively on eighteenth-century literature and thought. Lately, his research interests have increasingly been related to (the) European Enlightenment, especially the ‘cross-Channel’ phenomenon linking French and British writers of the period 1660-1800. His most recent publications are Richardson and the philosophes (Legenda, 2014) and an edition: Voltaire, Candide and Other Works (Wordsworth Classics, 2014).

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Publications

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Book
Fowler, J. (2014). Richardson and the Philosophes. [Online]. Oxford: Legenda. Available at: http://www.legendabooks.com/titles/isbn/9781909662117.html.
Fowler, J. (2011). The Libertine's Nemesis: The Prude in 'Clarissa' and the Roman libertin. [Online]. Oxford: Legenda. Available at: http://www.legendabooks.com/titles/isbn/9781907625015.html.
Fowler, J. (2000). Voicing Desire: Family and Sexuality in Diderot's Narrative. Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation.
Edited book
Voltaire,, Carabine, K. and Fowler, J. (2014). Candide and Other Works. Fowler, J. ed. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited.
Baldwin, T., Fowler, J. and de Medeiros, A. eds. (2013). Questions of Influence in Modern French Literature. [Online]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/questions-of-influence-in-modern-french-literature-thomas-baldwin/?K=9781137309136.
Fowler, J. ed. (2011). New Essays on Diderot. [Online]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available at: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item5964630/New%20Essays%20on%20Diderot/?site_locale=en_GB.
Baldwin, T., Fowler, J. and Weller, S. eds. (2007). The Flesh in the Text. Oxford: Peter Lang.
Article
Fowler, J. (2016). 'Procedes Huc': Voltaire, Newton, and Locke in Lettres Philosophiques. Neophilologus [Online]:1-14. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11061-016-9501-9.
Fowler, J. (2013). The Best of All Possible Marriages: Voltaire and Frederick in 'Paméla'. French Studies 67:478-493.
Fowler, J. (2013). Lisez que je vous aime – Sexualität, Liebe und Tugend in Diderots Werken. Aufklärung und Kritik 20:161-176.
Fowler, J. (2013). État présent: Diderot. French Studies [Online] 67:386-393. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/knt077.
Fowler, J. (2011). When Opposites Attract: Moral Polarity in Sade's 'Aline et Valcour'. Neophilologus [Online] 95:51-63. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11061-010-9203-7.
Fowler, J. (2010). Justine philosophe: Sade's 'Les Infortunes de la vertu' Revisited. Dalhousie French Studies [Online] 92:33-42. Available at: http://french.dal.ca/Publications/DFS.php.
Fowler, J. (2009). 'Une fausse sagesse qui est pruderie'? On Prude and Related Terms in the Roman du Libertinage. Nottingham French Studies [Online] 48:74-84. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/nfs.2009-3.009.
Fowler, J. (2007). The Young Meilcour: Ambivalence and Desire in 'Les Egarements du coeur et de l'esprit'. Romance Quarterly [Online] 54:153-163. Available at: http://heldref-publications.metapress.com/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,5,6;journal,4,17;linkingpublicationresults,1:119945,1.
Fowler, J. (2007). The Sense of an Ending: 'Les Liaisons dangereuses' Revisited. Neophilologus [Online] 91:197 -213. Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/b44p0758738j1116/.
Fowler, J. (2006). The "Virtuous-Yielding" and the Prude: 'Les Egarements du cœur et de l'esprit' revisited. Dalhousie French Studies [Online] 77:67-77. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40837680.
Fowler, J. (1998). Suzanne at Sainte-Eutrope: Negation and Narration in 'La Religieuse'. Diderot Studies [Online] 27:83-96. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40372794.
Fowler, J. (1998). Je m'entretiens avec moi-même: Self versus Other in 'Le Neveu de Rameau'. Dalhousie French Studies [Online] 42:77-87. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40837212.
Fowler, J. (1997). Diderot's Family Romance: 'Les Bijoux indiscrets' Reappraised. Romanic Review 88:89-102.
Fowler, J. (1996). Competing Causalities: Family and Convent in Diderot's 'La Religieuse'. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation [Online] 37:75-93. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41467631.
Fowler, J. (1996). Competing Causalities: Family and Convent in Diderot's 'La Religieuse'. Eighteenth Century-Theory and Interpretation 37:75-93.
Fowler, J. (1994). Reading 'Le Fils naturel' as a Narrative. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 323:167-192.
Book section
Fowler, J. (2014). Introduction. in: Fowler, J. ed. Candide and Other Works. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, p. vii-xxv. Available at: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=MPl\_ngEACAAJ.
Baldwin, T., Fowler, J. and de Medeiros, A. (2013). Preface. in: Baldwin, T., Fowler, J. and de Medeiros, A. eds. Questions of Influence in Modern French Literature. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. vii-xvi.
Fowler, J. (2011). La Religieuse: Diderot's "Richardsonian" Novel. in: Fowler, J. ed. New Essays on Diderot. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 127-138.
Weller, S., Baldwin, T. and Fowler, J. (2007). Introduction. in: Baldwin, T., Fowler, J. and Weller, S. eds. The Flesh in the Text. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 9-18.
Fowler, J. (2007). "Mettons un peu d'ordre à ces orgies": Bodies and Ideas in Sade's 'La philosophie dans le boudoir'. in: Baldwin, T., Fowler, J. and Weller, S. eds. The Flesh in the Text. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 79-91.
Fowler, J. (1998). "Ce cher oncle": l'œdipe dans Le Neveu de Rameau. in: Sexualité, mariage et famille au XIIIe siècle. Presses de l'Université de Laval, pp. 243-250.
Review
Fowler, J. (2016). Les Malebranchismes des Lumières: études sur les réceptions contrastées de la philosophie de Malebranche, fin xviieet xviiiesiècles. Réunies par Delphine Antoine-Mahut. French Studies [Online] 70:437-437. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1093/fs/knw120.
Fowler, J. (2016). Book Review - Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel. Modern and Contemporary France [Online] 24:331-332. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2016.1191454.
Fowler, J. (2015). Review of: Seeing Satire in the Eighteenth Century, eds. Elizabeth C. Mansfield, Kelly Malone. French Studies [Online] 69:99-99. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/knu293.
Fowler, J. (2013). Review of: Le Roman libertin au xviiie siècle: une esthétique de la séduction. French Studies [Online] 67:414-415. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/knt147.
Fowler, J. (2012). Review of: Le Récit génétique au dix-huitième siècle. By Jan Herman. French Studies: A Quarterly Review [Online] 66:92-93. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/knr256.
Fowler, J. (2012). Review of: Diderot's Part. By Andrew H. Clark. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies [Online] 35:609-609. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2012.00484.x.
Fowler, J. (2011). Review of: L'Invention du sentiment: roman et économie affective au XVIIIe siècle. By Philip Stewart. French Studies [Online]:393-394. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/fs/knr118.
Fowler, J. (2011). Review of: Regressive Fictions: Graffigny, Rousseau, Bernardin. By Robin Howells. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies [Online] 34:101-102. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2008.00136.x.
Fowler, J. (2009). Review of: Le Libertinage et l'histoire: Politique de la séduction à la find de l'Ancien Régime. By Stéphanie Genand. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies [Online] 32:112-112. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2008.00056.x.
Fowler, J. (2008). Review of: Sade's Theatre: Pleasure, Vision, Masochism. By Thomas Wynn. Modern Language Review [Online] 103:542-543. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20467834.
Fowler, J. (2008). Review of: L'Analogie et le probable: pensée et écriture chez Denis Diderot. By Anne Beate Maurseth. Modern Language Review [Online] 103:1125-1125. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/20468065.
Fowler, J. (2006). Review of: The Nun. By Denis Diderot. Trans., with an introduction and notes, by Russell Goulbourne. Modern Language Review [Online] 101:538-539. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20466831?origin=crossref&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents.
Fowler, J. (2004). Review of: Crébillon 'fils': Les Egarements du cœur et de l'esprit. By Patrick Fein. Journal of European Studies [Online] 34:354-355. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/004724410403400408.
Fowler, J. (2004). Review of: Diderot's Endgames. By Derek Connon. French Studies [Online] 58:710-710. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/58.4.556.
Fowler, J. (2002). Review of: Diderot: La Religieuse. Ed. by Heather Lloyd. Modern Language Review [Online] 97:710-711. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/373535.
Fowler, J. (2002). Review of: Etudes sur 'Le Fils naturel' et les 'Entretiens sur Le Fils naturel' de Diderot. Ed. by Nicholas Cronk. Modern Language Review [Online] 97:710-710. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3737534.
Fowler, J. (2001). Review of: Diderot's Counterpoints: the Dynamics of Contrariety in his Major Works. By Walter E. Rex. Modern Language Review [Online] 96:1081-1081. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2307/3735907.
Fowler, J. (2001). Review of: Le Temps et l'espace dans les romans de Diderot. By Jean Terrasse. French Studies [Online] LV:395-396. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/LV.3.395.
Fowler, J. (1999). Review of Raymond Trousson, 'Images de Diderot en France: 1784-1913'. French Studies 53:474-475.
Fowler, J. (1999). Review of Julia Simon, 'Mass Enlightenment: Critical Studies in Rousseau and Diderot'. Modern Language Review 94:541-542.
Fowler, J. (1998). Review of: Writing the Orgy: Power and Parody in Sade. By Lucienne Frappier-Mazur. Translated by Gillian C. Gill. Journal of European Studies [Online] 128:194-195. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/004724419802800129.
Fowler, J. (1998). Review of Diana Guiragossian Carr (ed), 'Diderot Studies'. Modern Language Review 93:226-226.
Fowler, J. (1998). Review of: Diderot Studies, 26. Ed. by Diana Guiragossian Carr Guiragossian, D. ed. Modern Language Review [Online] 93:226-226. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3733695.
Fowler, J. (1998). Review of: Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 341. Edited by Anthony Strugnell Strugnell, A. ed. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies [Online] 21:94-95. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.1998.tb00220.x.
Fowler, J. (1998). Review of Haydn Mason (ed), 'Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 314'. French Studies [Online] 52:344-345. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/LII.3.344.
Fowler, J. (1998). Review of Nicolas Rousseau, 'Diderot: L'écriture romanesque à l'épreuve du sensible'. French Studies [Online] 52:469-469. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/LII.4.469-a.
Fowler, J. (1997). Review of Christine Clark-Evans, 'Diderot's 'La Religieuse': A Philosophical Novel'. Modern Language Review 92:193-194.
Fowler, J. (1997). Review of 'The Secular City: Studies in the Enlightenment' Hemming, T. D., Freeman, E. and Meakin, D. eds. Modern Language Review 92:191-192.
Fowler, J. (1996). Review of Stephen Werner, 'Blueprint: A study of Diderot and the 'Encyclopédie' Plates'. French Studies 50:82-82.
Fowler, J. (1996). Review of Santo L. Arico, 'Rousseau's Art of Persuasion in 'La Nouvelle Héloïse''. Modern Language Review 91:476-476.
Fowler, J. (1996). Review of: Nature et liberté chez Diderot après l'Encyclopédie. By Gerhardt Stenger. British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies [Online] 19:229-230. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1754-0208.1996.tb00202.x/full.
Fowler, J. (1996). Review of: The Discourse of Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France: Diderot and the Art of Philosophizing. By Daniel Brewer. British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies [Online] 19:236-237. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.1996.tb00202.x.
Fowler, J. (1995). Review of: Annales de la Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Vol. XL. Ed. by Jean Starobinski and Charles Wirz Starobinski, J. and Wirz, C. eds. Modern Language Review [Online] 90:446-446. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3734596.
Fowler, J. (1995). Review of: Fictional France: Social Reality in the French Novel, 1775-1800. By Malcolm Cook. Modern Language Review [Online] 90:1008-1009. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3733107.
Total publications in KAR: 63 [See all in KAR]
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Teaching

James Fowler teaches modules on French literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century and on literary theory.

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