Gertrude Stein in Europe

Gertrude Stein in Europe: Reconfigurations across Media, Disciplines and Traditions (edited by Sarah Posman and Laura Luise Schulz) was published last year by Bloomsbury Academic. This volume will be presented at the Gertrude Stein European Network’s inaugural meeting on 26 November 2016 at Reid Hall, Paris.


From the publisher:

Although often hailed as a ‘quintessentially American’ writer, the modernist poet, novelist and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) spent most of her life in France. With chapters written by leading international scholars, Gertrude Stein in Europe is the first sustained exploration of the European artistic and intellectual networks in which Stein’s work was first developed and circulated. Along the way, the book investigates the European contexts of Stein’s writing, how her own work intersected with European thought, including phenomenology and the vitalist work of Henri Bergson, and ultimately how it was received by scholars and artists across the continent. Gertrude Stein in Europe opens up new perspectives on Stein as a writer and on the centrality of artistic and intellectual networks to European modernism.

Table of Contents

Preface, Catharine Stimpson (New York University, USA)
1. One Who Was Networking: Introduction, Sarah Posman (Ghent University, Belgium) and Laura Luise Schultz (Copenhagen University, Denmark)

Part I: Stein Encounters
2. Stein and Lived Experience, Ariane Mildenberg (University of Kent, UK)
3. Picabia in Meditation, Mia You (University of California Berkeley, USA)
4. Sitwell Edith Sitwell: Stein and Sitwell in Echo, Franziska Gygax (University of Basel, Switzerland)
5. Triangular Politics: Stein, Bernard Faÿ and Elisabeth de Gramont, Birgit Van Puymbroeck (Ghent University, Belgium)

Part II: Mediations
6. Fluid Writing: Stein, James and Bergson, Sarah Posman (University of Ghent, Belgium)
7. Becoming American, Becoming Agrammatical: Reading Stein with Deleuze, Isabelle Alfandary (Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
8. Stein and Cinematic Identity, Abigail Lang (Université Paris Diderot, France)
9. In Theory: Stein and Film Philosophy, Julian Murphet (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Part III: Stein Encountered
10. Concerning Gertrude Stein: Dreaming Translation, Marie-Claire Pasquier (University of Paris X – Nanterre, France), translated by Alison Anderson
11. Stein and her Critique of Dramatic Reason, Andrzej Wirth (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany)
12. The Missing Link: Stein between American and European Theatre, Laura Luise Schultz (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
13. A Trail of Roses-Gertrude Stein’s Multiple Legacies in 1960s Art, Tania Ørum (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
14. Portraitist Portrayed: Four Contemporary French Perspectives on Stein, Florine Leplâtre (Université Montpellier III, France)
15. Gertrude Stein Grammaticus, Jacques Roubaud, translated by Jean-Jacques Poucel
Coda: How to Read? Sarah Posman (University of Ghent, Belgium) and Laura Luise Schultz (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)  


2 thoughts on “Gertrude Stein in Europe

  1. Stein
    `Its not because the city is expanding,
    or because the graveyard can tell us anything about the dead,
    but in Notre Dame there is Gertrude
    telling us that if you can find letters for birds
    it must be possible to give death a form.
    She reads out the names on the tombstones,
    and the dahlias and syllables unfold,
    while you count the years and the tolling bell,
    that gets you up in the morning
    and lays you down at night.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s