Gilles Couderc

Senior lecturer in English at the University of Caen (France), has written a PhD thesis on the libretti and the music in Benjamin Britten’s operas, Des héros au singulier, les héros des opéras de Benjamin Britten (University of the Sorbonne, 1999). He has published several articles on the operas and the works of Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams, such as « Fantastique et images du mal dans The Turn of the Screw in Opéra et fantastique », Hervé Lacombe & Timothée Picard (ed.) Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2011. He has organized many conferences at the University of Caen on the opera libretti inspired by the Anglophone world and edited the proceedings in the e‑Journal LISA/LISA, He co‑edited with Jean‑Philippe Héberlé a special issue of La Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique on music and the shaping of the English national identity: Musique, nation et identité: la renaissance de la musique anglaise,, vol. XVII‑4.

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