Manon Burz-Labrande, Lic. MA
Winter term 2021
127010 KO Critical Readings in Literature - From Otranto to Gothic London: Reading 150 years of British Gothic Literature
Summer term 2021
123043 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - 'A slight hysterical tendency': Madness and insanity in Victorian fiction works and 20th-century rewritings
Winter term 2020
127010 KO Critical Readings in Literature - British fiction and literary conventions: investigating genre
Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). Bazalgette, Sir Joseph William (1819–1891). In K. A. Morrison (Ed.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.

Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). Billingsgate Fish Market. In K. A. Morrison (Ed.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.

Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). East End Women's Museum. In K. A. Morrison (Ed.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.

Burz-Labrande, M. (2022). “Embalmed pestilence”, “a contagious disease”: Discourse of contamination, contagion, and the Gothic marginalisation of penny dreadfuls by their contemporary critics. Manuscript in preparation. In N. Dittmer, & S. Raine (Eds.), Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic University of Wales Press.

Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). The Seven Curses of London (1869). In K. A. Morrison (Ed.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.

Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). The Tower of London (1840). In K. A. Morrison (Ed.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.

Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). Mitre Square. In K. A. Morrison (Ed.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.

Burz-Labrande, M., & Léger-St-Jean, M. (2022). Reynolds’s scissors-and-paste translation technique in “The Mysteries of the Inquisition”. Manuscript in preparation. In J. Conary, & M. L. Shannon (Eds.), Reynolds Reimagined: New Directions in G. W. M. Reynolds Studies Routledge.

Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). The Gherkin. In K. A. Morrison (Ed.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.

Burz-Labrande, M. (Accepted/In press). Sewell, Mary. In L. Scholl (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing Springer International Publishing – Palgrave Macmillan.


Mieszkowski, S., Burz-Labrande, M., & Freidl, H. (Eds.) (2021). More Than Meets the Ear: Sound & Short Fiction. Intellect Books. Short Fiction in Theory & Practice Vol. 11 No. 1+2


Burz-Labrande, M. (2021). Penny bloods and penny dreadfuls. Manuscript in preparation. In L. Scholl (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing Springer International Publishing – Palgrave Macmillan.





Manon Burz-Labrande
Department of English and American Studies, 3G-02-24
Email: manon.labrande@univie.ac.at

Research Interests

  • Victorian literature
  • Victorian popular culture and entertainment
  • Sensationalism
  • Circulation of popular fiction
  • The Gothic
- Managing editor of forthcoming London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia (McFarland 2022), edited by Kevin A. Morrison: https://www.eastendencyclopedia.com/  
- Member of the executive council and public engagement officer of the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies (launched Autumn 2021)
- Peer-reviewer for the Studies in Gothic Fiction journal- Member of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA), the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), the Wilkie Collins Society
- Greta Depledge PGR Prize Winner (awarded at 2021 VPFA Annual Conference)

CV

•Since January 2018: University Assistant (Prae-Doc) and doctoral researcher at the Department of English, University of Vienna - specialising in Victorian literature and popular culture
•2017 - 2022: Official examiner for the DELF-DALF exam (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française-Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française) with the Institut Français
•2020: 'Maîtrise' (French diploma equivalent to Matura + 4 Jahre, passed with honours) in French as Foreign Language at the University of Artois, France
•December 2017: DAEFLE (Diplôme d'Aptitude à l'Enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère - French as a Foreign Language Teaching Diploma) passed with honours
•September 2017 - January 2018: French language assistant in Mödling, Austria
•2015 - 2017: English teacher at secondary school level in France (Agrégation passed in 2015)
•2012 - 2014: MA (graduation with honours) in British, North-American and Post-Colonial Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris
•MA theses: "A Study of the Penny Dreadful: From its Gothic origins to its influence on detective fiction. The example of The String of Pearls" (written in English), and "'Quel homme était-ce donc - ou plutôt, quelle créature sous une apparence humaine ?' L'évolution de la figure du vampire dans la littérature britannique du 19ème siècle: Lord Ruthven, Sir Francis Varney et le Comte Dracula" (written in French)
•2013 - 2014: French language assistant in York, UK
•2009 - 2012: Licence (equivalent to BA, with honours) in Anglophone Literatures, Language and Cultures at the University of Pau, France

"Ah, here's Sir Francis back from Sainsbury's": The Neo-Victorian recovery of penny bloods and penny dreadfuls

Manon Burz-Labrande (Speaker)

15 Jul 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Reviving the penny dreadful in Neo-Victorian literature and culture

Manon Burz-Labrande (Invited speaker)

10 Dec 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


From The String of Pearls to The Fiend of Fleet Street: Sweeney Todd’s 1847 transmedial trajectory

Manon Burz-Labrande (Speaker)

1 Feb 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Intoxicating Poisons", "Embalmed Pestilence": The Rhetoric of Contamination of the Penny Dreadfuls' Contemporary Criticism

Manon Labrande (Speaker)

29 Aug 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"The Plague of Poisonous Literature": Presentation of PhD Project

Manon Labrande (Speaker)

4 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Penny Packets of Poison": Disseminating Multimodal Sensationalism and Serialised Gothic in 1840s Penny Bloods

Manon Labrande (Speaker)

21 Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"It's man devouring man, my dear, and who are we to deny it in here?": Cannibalism and Commodification in Sweeney Todd Narratives

Manon Labrande (Speaker)

17 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


'From Infamous to Influential: Redefining the Literary Significance of the Penny Dreadful The String of Pearls: A Romance'

Manon Labrande (Speaker)

6 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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