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Dr Barbara M Stone

Dr Barbara Stone

Senior Lecturer French Programme

Office Arts 3C13
Tel +64 3 479 8702
Email barbara.stone@otago.ac.nz

Barbara graduated from the University of Otago (LLB (Hons) in 1992 and BA (Hons) in French in 1993) and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh. In 2000 she completed her PhD on a topic which reflected her interdisiplinary background Justice in "Les Rougon-Macquart", an analysis of the operation of the legal system in Emile Zola's twenty-volume cycle of novels. Barbara has since published articles on aspects of the law in Zola's work as well as the presentation of education in his novels.

Research Interests

Barbara M. Stone's current research interests include the detective fiction of Georges Simenon, the representation of the legal system in the nineteenth-century French novel and the presence of Émile Zola in New Zealand. She has also published more generally on Émile Zola and may be prepared to supervise dissertations on the adaptation for the screen of francophone literary works.

  • Les Rougon-Macquart (Zola)
  • Zola and the law, Zola and education
  • Detective fiction
  • Law and literature

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Publications

Stone, B. M. (2021). Confronting the Zola conundrum: New Zealand newspapers respond to the death of Émile Zola. Excavatio, 32, 8. Retrieved from http://aizen.zolanaturalismassoc.org/excavatio/journal.html

Stone, B. M. (2021). Émile Zola gets New Zealand booksellers into trouble. Bulletin of the Émile Zola Society, 63, 11-17.

Stone, B. M. (2018). Serving up clues to Maigret: Food in the crime fiction of Georges Simenon. In J. Andersen, C. Miranda & B. Pezzotti (Eds.), Blood on the table: Essays on food in international crime fiction. (pp. 137-149). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Stone, B. M. (2016). Tránsito y transición: Zola, Galdós y la Ley. In R. Guedea (Ed.), Países en tránsito: Estudios de literatura comparada. (pp. 25-42). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Stone, B. M. (2014). The adaptable detective: Three television versions of Georges Simenon's Maigret et la Grande Perche. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 35(1), 67-83.

Stone, B. M. (2018). Serving up clues to Maigret: Food in the crime fiction of Georges Simenon. In J. Andersen, C. Miranda & B. Pezzotti (Eds.), Blood on the table: Essays on food in international crime fiction. (pp. 137-149). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Chapter in Book - Research

Stone, B. M. (2016). Tránsito y transición: Zola, Galdós y la Ley. In R. Guedea (Ed.), Países en tránsito: Estudios de literatura comparada. (pp. 25-42). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Chapter in Book - Research

Stone, B. M. (2013). Life begins at sixty: Representations of old age in Emile Zola's La Docteur Pascal. In J. Charnley & C. Verdier (Eds.), As time goes by: Portraits of age. (pp. 153-170). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Chapter in Book - Research

Stone, B. M. (2021). Confronting the Zola conundrum: New Zealand newspapers respond to the death of Émile Zola. Excavatio, 32, 8. Retrieved from http://aizen.zolanaturalismassoc.org/excavatio/journal.html

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. M. (2021). Émile Zola gets New Zealand booksellers into trouble. Bulletin of the Émile Zola Society, 63, 11-17.

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. M. (2014). The adaptable detective: Three television versions of Georges Simenon's Maigret et la Grande Perche. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 35(1), 67-83.

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. M. (2013). The law of the land: The pervasive presence of the legal system in Emile Zola's La Terre. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 34(1), 27-42.

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. M. (2008). Family law in Zola: The example of the Tutelle. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 29(1), 5-16.

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. M. (2008). Rural education in a selection of novels by Emile Zola: The pleasure of knowledge and the knowledge of pleasure. Analele Universitatii Stefan cel Mare Suceava, XIV(1), 223-236.

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. M. (2007). “Pas un Saccard”: Aristide Saccard and Octave Mouret or, Emile Zola and the New Man. Analele Universitatii Stefan cel Mare Suceava, XIII(2), 153-164.

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. M. (2006). Education and revolution: Zola's revolutionaries in Les Rougon-Macquart. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 27(1), 5-15.

Journal - Research Article

Stone, B. (2012). [Review of the book Paris and the Commune 1871-78: The politics of forgetting]. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 33(1), 157-158. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Stone, B. (2007). [Review of the book Zola: 'Nana']. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 28(1), 61.

Journal - Research Other

Stone, B. M. (2006). [Review of the book Naturalism redressed: Identity and clothing in the novels of Emile Zola]. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 27(1), 50.

Journal - Research Other

Stone, B. M. (2008). Un régime à l'envers: Le glissement entre l'intégrité et la corruption. L'exemple du procés dans Les Rougon-Macquart d'Emile Zola. In L. Richer & F. Boissiéras (Eds.), Intégrité et Corruption: Actes du Colloque International. (pp. 213-233). Lyon, France: Université Jean Moulin. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Stone, B. (2012, November). Villefort: A legal portrait in Dumas’ Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. Verbal presentation at the Inter-University French Seminar, Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stone, B. M. (2012, September). The law of the land: The operation of the legal system in Emile Zola’s "La Terre". Verbal presentation at the XXth Australian Society for French Studies Annual Conference: Framing Cinema and the Visual Arts: Cadrages: cinéma et arts visuels, Adelaide, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stone, B. (2008, July). Integrity and corruption in the second empire: Zola’s trials. Verbal presentation at the Inter-University French Seminar, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stone, B. (2006, June). Family Law in Zola: The example of the tutelle. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Universities Interdepartmental French Seminar, Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stone, B. (2006, March). The pleasure of knowledge and the knowledge of pleasure in the Rougon-Macquart cycle. Verbal presentation at the 4th Society of Dix-Neuviémistes Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stone, B. (2006, October). Emile Zola’s invention of the New Man. Verbal presentation at the 32nd Annual Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium: Discoveries, Inventions, and Rediscoveries, Bloomington, USA.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stone, B. (2003). Education and revolution: Zola's revolutionaries in Les Rougon-Macquart. Verbal presentation at the AULLA XXXII: Knowledge and Nation, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Stone, B. M. (2005). Zola indicts the law(yers): Some comments on Zola's lawyers in Les Rougon-Macquart. Department of Languages and Cultures. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 11p.

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Stone, B. M. (2000). Justice in ″Les Rougon-Macquart″ University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. 290p.

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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