Antonio Viselli

Senior LecturerAntonio Viselli

Subject Co-ordinator
Logie 515
Internal Phone: 94540
I am keen to work with students and colleagues on topics related to the French language, as well as French, Francophone, and Comparative Literature.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My research generally focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, in French, English, Italian, and Spanish, and more specifically on symbolism and modernism: from Tristan Corbière and Baudelaire, to Joyce, Proust, and Pavese, to name a few. As a comparatist, I am intrigued by the interdisciplinary entanglements at play within works of poetry and prose, namely that of intermediality and the relationship between musical form and text, such as the appropriation of fugue in literature, or the adaptation of form and figures from Enlightenment theatre to salsa music via jazz.

I am particularly interested in modernist subjectivity, hospitality and alterity - from a Derridean perspective -, icons and iconoclasm, as well as Francophone Studies (particularly French Canadian literature outside Quebec) and Translation Studies.

Recent Publications

  • Viselli A. (2015) La mélopoétique de la fugue. In Paul C; Werth E (Ed.), Comparatisme et intermédialité/Comparatism and intermediality: 175-193. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.
  • Viselli A. (2013) Rompre la répétition: une esthétique amnésique dans le cinéma de Nanni Moretti. In Arentsen MF; Meadwell K (Ed.), Les voix de la mémoire et de l’altérité: 65-85. Winnipeg: Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface.
  • Viselli A. (2013) Une métempsycose poétique : musique et subjectivité chez Tristan Corbière. In Blanc A-L; Chamayou A; Solomon N; Courrent M (Ed.), La Profusion et l’unité: Pour Françoise Haffner: 13-27. Perpignan: Presses Universitaires de Perpignan.
  • Viselli A. (2012) Vers une herméneutique du livre jaune : Tristan Corbière et Le Portrait de Dorian Gray d’Oscar Wilde. In Lair S (Ed.), Fortunes littéraires de Tristan Corbière: 57-72. Paris: L'Harmattan.
  • Stapleton RF. and Viselli A. (2019) Iconoclasm: the Breaking and Making of Images. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. tbc.