Biography

patricia.dorval[at]univ-montp3.fr

 

Patricia Dorval is associate professor at Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France. Her research encompasses English Renaissance, Rhetoric, Cinema and Classical Myths. Her PhD dissertation concentrates on a semiotic analysis of Shakespeare film adaptations, centering on the issue of vision in its negativity. It examines tropes — metaphor, simile, metonymy, metalepsis, synecdoche, synesthesia, shading-off, etc. — which all substitute one signifier for another, and devises a rhetoric of absence calling for a hermeneutical awareness of signs. She has contributed scholarly papers both in France and internationally, and published articles on the rhetoric of negation in Shakespeare films. She is co-general editor of Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia, a collaborative web-based research project on Shakespeare adaptations and allusions in French cinema.

 

Contributions to A Textual Companion — Early Modern Mythological Texts

• Annotated edition of Thomas Heywood, Troia Britanica (1609), Canto V.  2011.  A Textual Companion to A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology (2009-), ed. Yves Peyré.

• Annotated edition of Thomas Heywood, Troia Britanica (1609), Canto VIII.  2013.  A Textual Companion to A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology (2009-), ed. Yves Peyré. 

• Annotated edition of Thomas Heywood, Troia Britanica (1609), Canto XII.  2016.  A Textual Companion to A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology (2009-), ed. Yves Peyré. 

• Annotated edition of Thomas Heywood, Troia Britanica (1609), Canto XIII.  2016.  A Textual Companion to A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology (2009-), ed. Yves Peyré. 


Patricia DORVAL