Anne Reynes-Delobel

Anne Reynes-Delobel is MCF HDR at Aix-Marseille University. Her research focuses on modernist and avant-garde American literature and visual arts. She is interested in the transatlantic circulation of texts, images, ideas and people, particularly through “little magazines” and mainstream and commercial magazines. This research has led her to examine some examples of the transantlantic circulation and transformation of surrealist and Dadaist images and texts in the inter-war period. It also provided an opportunity to work on a relatively unknown part of Claude Cahun’s photographic work. With Cécile Cottenet, she is also in charge of an interdisciplinary project based at at Aix-Marseille Université which will eventually lead to the creation of an online encyclopedic dictionary provisionally entitled “Passeurs de la littérature américaine en France.” Her current publication project also deals with transatlantic textual and visual circulations (including Cather and French symbolism; Cornell and Saint Exupéry, etc.). Her second book project deals with the link between speed (in this case slowness) and modernism in both the textual and visual fields.

Selected publications:


with Mary Ann Caws, Glorieuses modernistes : art, écriture et modernité au féminin, Liège, Presses universitaires de Liège, 2016, 224 p.

Co-edited publications:

with Céline Mansanti, « Early American Surrealisms, 1920-1940 », Miranda 14, 2017, 122 p.

Articles and book chapters:

« Scénographies de la relation forte : de quelques objets surréalistes sous cloche », in Fictions modernistes du masculin/féminin 1900-1940, ed. A. Oberhuber and A. Arvisais, Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2016, p. 227-49.

« Isadora Duncan: To Dance Her Life », translated from the French by M. A. Caws, The Brooklyn Rail. Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics, and Culture (July 2016).

« Point d’arrêt-point d’ouverture : Claude Cahun et la photographie de l’objet surréaliste dans Le Coeur de Pic », in Photographic Text(ure): The Grain and the Dot, ed. L. Petit and P. Tollance, Image & Narrative Vol. 15, No. 2, 2014, p. 26-45.

« La surface comme lieu dialectique : Alan Magee et les monotypes de la série Archive », in La Surface: accidents, altérations, ed. M. Maigron and O. Salati, Chambéry, Publications de l’Université de Savoie, 2010, p. 141-52.