Erika was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. She now is lecturer in French at Lancaster University, UK.
Erika graduated in French and Hungarian from the University of Debrecen (Hungary, 2002) and completed a PhD in French at the University of Aberdeen (UK, 2009). Before taking up the Humboldt Research Fellowship at the ICN in Hamburg, she held a Stipendiary Lectureship in French at New College, University of Oxford.
Her research interests include modern and contemporary French fiction and thought, postmodernism and contemporary cultural and literary theory, the effects of digital technology on literary writing and reading, narrative theory, metafictionality, and the representation of the fiction-reality distinction. Her current research project explores the contribution of literary fiction to a new approach to reality and its distinction — or lack of distinction — from fiction in Western culture in the wake of digital culture. Through a narratological analysis of metareferential techniques in the post-1990 French novel, combined with the perspectives of fiction theory, cultural theory, and the philosophical critique of representation, Erika proposes to examine the change in the treatment of the reality-fiction opposition in this period, often considered to be beyond the postmodern interest in subversion and self-referentiality.
- Proust, the One, and the Many: Identity and Difference in A la recherche du temps perdu (Oxford: Legenda, 2012)
- With Philippe Chardin, Cent ans de jalousie proustienne (Paris: Classiques Garnier, forthcoming in 2015)
- With Adrienne Angelo, Protean Selves: First-Person Narrators in Twenty-First-Century French and Francophone Fiction (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming in 2014)
- Cherchez la femme: Women and Values in the Francophone World (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)
Articles and book chapters
- ‘Ceci est une pipe: The Metafictional Paradox Revisited’, Critical Review of Contemporary French Fixxion, forthcoming in 2014
- ‘Le vertige de la jalousie: le rythme et l'image de l’obsession dans La Captive de Chantal Akerman’, forthcoming in Cent ans de jalousie proustienne
- ‘Proust pour l’obscurité: Habit in A la recherche du temps perdu’ (forthcoming in French Studies, July 2014)
- ‘Born in Translation: Writing the Self in Brice Matthieussent’s Vengeance du traducteur’, forthcoming in Protean Selves: First-Person Narrators in Twenty-First-Century French and Francophone Fiction
- ‘The Blogosphere and the Gutenberg Galaxy and Other Impossible Oppositions: Éric Chevillard’s L’Autofictif in Margaret-Anne Hutton, Michael Gratzke, Claire Whitehead (eds), Readings in Twenty-First-Century Literatures (Bern: Peter Lang, 2013), pp. 39–58
- ‘Amélie’s Horse: Writing as Jouissance in Nothomb’, in Erika Fülöp and Adrienne Angelo (eds), Cherchez la femme: Women and Values in the Francophone World (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), pp. 209–24
- ‘Different Essences and Essential Differences: Proust versus Deleuze’, in Mary Bryden and Margaret Topping (eds), Beckett’s Proust/Deleuze’s Proust (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 39–46
- ‘Becoming Body: Writing and Sleep in A la Recherche du Temps perdu’, in Thomas Baldwin, James Fowler, Shane Weller (eds), The Flesh in the Text (Bern: Peter Lang, 2007), pp. 109–21
Contact: erika.fulop (at) uni-hamburg . de