Essays in French Literature and Culture

A peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the French Programme at the University of Western Australia ISSN No. 1835-7040

Future Issue – 61, 2024 Festschrift for Beverley Noakes

Festschrift in Honour of the late Professor Beverley Noakes

Call for contributions [forthcoming in February 2023]

This special issue is to honour the life and career of Associate Professor Beverley Noakes (See Bibliography below). Born in Jamaica, Beverley devoted much of her academic research to the study of francophone literature. She introduced the first courses in francophone Caribbean literature to the newly independent University of the West Indies in the late 1960s, a feat she repeated when she took up a position at the University of Western Australia in 1970 until her retirement in 2002. Beverley also taught courses in francophone African literature which was equally innovative at the time.

This special edition of Essays in French Literature and Culture will invite submissions from scholars in all aspects of francophone studies, attesting particularly to the way in which the field has continued to flourish from Beverley’s pioneering beginnings.

Professor Beverley NoakesBibliography

Books

Single-authored
  • Ormerod Beverley. An Introduction to the French Caribbean Novel. London: Heinemann, 1985.

Collaboration

  • Bloomfield, Noelene & Beverley Noakes. Alliance Française de Perth: The First 100 Years, 1911-2011. Nedlands: Alliance Française de Perth, 2011.
  • Aub-Buscher, Gertrud & Beverley Ormerod Noakes, eds. The Francophone Caribbean Today: Language, Literature, Culture. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2003.
  • Ormerod, Beverley & Jean-Marie Volet. Romancières africaines d’expression française: le sud du Sahara. Paris: L’Harmattan, 1994.
  • Nisbet, Anne-Marie & Beverley Ormerod. Négritude et antillanité: étude d’Une tempête d’Aimé Césaire. Kensington: New South Wales University Press, 1982.
Book Chapters
  • Ormerod Noakes, Beverley. “The Parent-Child Relationship in Gisèle Pineau’s Work.” In The Francophone Caribbean Today: Language, Literature, Culture, edited by Gertrud Aub-Buscher & Beverley Ormerod Noakes, 137-150.Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2003.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Displacement and Self-Disclosure in Some Works by Gisèle Pineau.” In Ici-Là: Place and Displacement in Caribbean Writing in French, edited by Mary Gallagher, 211-226.Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2003.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Realism Redefined: The Subjective Vision.” In A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Volume I Hispanic and Francophone Regions, edited by A. James Arnold, 435-449. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1994.

Journal Articles

  • Ormerod Noakes, Beverley. “The ‘Brown Skin Gal’ in Fact and Fiction.” Kunapipi 26, no. 1 (2004): 9-19. https://ro.uow.edu.au/kunapipi/vol26/iss1/3
  • Ormerod Noakes, Beverley. “Money, Race and Cultural Identity in the Work of Maryse Condé.” Essays in French Literature 37 (2000): 126-143.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “The Martinican Concept of ‘Creoleness’: A Multiracial Redefinition of Culture.” Mots pluriels 7 (1998). https://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP798bo.html
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Magical Realism in Contemporary French Caribbean Literature: Ideology or Literary Diversion?” Australian Journal of French Studies 34, no. 2 (1997): 216-226.
  • Ormerod, Beverley & Jean-Marie Volet. “Ecrits autobiographiques et engagement: le cas des Africaines d’expression française.” The French Review 69, no. 3 (1996): 426-444.
  • Ormerod, Beverley, Jean-Marie Volet & Hélène Jaccomard. “The Female Voice and Traditional Discourse Biases: The Case of Francophone African Literature.” Computers and the Humanities 28, no. 6 (1994): 353-367.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Fall and Salvation Motifs in Césaire’s Cahier and Theatre.” Essays in French Literature 19 (1982): 105-119.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Discourse and Dispossession: Edouard Glissant’s Image of Contemporary Martinique.” Caribbean Quarterly 27, no.4 (1981): 1-12.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Figures of Redemption in Scève’s Microcosme.” French Studies XXXIV, no. 3 (1980): 259-277.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “The Ivy Emblem in Scève’s Dizain 150.” Australian Journal of French Studies 17, no. 1 (1980): 58-64.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “L’Aïeule: figure dominante chez Simone Schwarz-Bart.” Présence Francophone 20 (1980): 95-106.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Césaire’s Cahier: An Aesthetic of Commitment.” Dalhousie French Studies 1 (1979):61-74.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Myth, Rite and Symbol in Gouverneurs de la rosée.” L’Esprit Créateur 17, no. 2 (1977):123-132.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Délie and the Hare.” French Studies XXX, no. 4 (1976): 385-392.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Zola’s Enclosed Gardens.” Essays in French Literature 11 (1974): 35-46.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Beyond ‘Négritude’: Some Aspects of the Work of Edouard Glissant.” Contemporary Literature 15, no .3 (1974): 360-369.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Un plat de porc aux bananes vertes.” Essays in French Literature 8 (1971): 82-93.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “French Caribbean Literature: The Contemporary Situation.” The Literary Half Yearly 11, no. 2 (1970): 113-126.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Nature as a Source of Imagery in the Work of Théophile de Viau.” Forum for Modern Language Studies VI, no. 3 (1970): 302-311.

Encyclopaedia Entries

  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Patrick Chamoiseau.” In The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, edited by Peter France.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Published online, 2005.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Edouard Glissant.” In The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, edited by Peter France.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Published online, 2005.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Michèle Lacrosil.” In The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, edited by Peter France.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Published online, 2005.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Simone Schwarz-Bart.” In The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, edited by Peter France.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Published online, 2005.
  • Ormerod, Beverley. “Joseph Zobel.” In The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, edited by Peter France.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Published online, 2005.