Emeritus Professor Peter Cryle

Emeritus Professor

Centre for the History of European Discourses
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Professor Peter Cryle’s research interests include representations of psycho-sexual pathology in popular and middle-brow French fiction of the fin-de-siècle. He also has a strong interest in the literature of libertine enlightenment in French.

BA (Queensland), MA (Queensland), DU (Nice)

Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, FAHA

Peter Cryle is the author of Bilan Critique : "L'Exil et le royaume" d'Albert Camus. Essai d'analyse (Paris: Lettres Modernes, 1973); Roger Martin du Gard, ou De l'intégrité de l'être à l'intégrité du roman (Paris: Lettres Modernes, 1984); The Thematics of Commitment: The Tower and the Plain (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985); Geometry in the Boudoir: Shifting Positions in Classical French Erotic Narrative (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Telling of the Act: Eroticism as Narrative in French Fiction of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Delaware: Delaware University Press, 2001); La Crise du plaisir, 1740-1830 (Lille: Septentrion, 2003). He is co-editor, with Lisa O'Connell, of Libertine Enlightenment: Sex, Liberty, and Licence in the Eighteenth Century (London: Palgrave, 2003).

Recent articles and book chapters include "Etat présent de la critique sadienne", Dix-Huitième Siècle, 31, 1999, 507-524; "Beyond the Canonical Sade", Paragraph, Vol. XXIII, 1, March 2000, 15-25; "Making Room for Women in Pornographic Writing of the Early Nineteenth Century: Entre chien et loup, by Félicité de Choiseul-Meuse", in Lloyd and Nelson (eds) Women Seeking Expression, Monash, Monash Romance Studies, 2001, 11-23; "Petite-maîtrise: The Ethics of Libertine Foppery", Esprit Créateur, 2003, and "Le Marbre féminin", Revue des Sciences Humaines, 2003.

He is currently preparing a book on representations of psycho-sexual pathology in popular and middle-brow French fiction of the fin-de-siècle, tentatively entitled The Pathological Unknown.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Academy of Humanities
  • Doctorat De L'Universite, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis
  • Master of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Cryle, Peter (2012). Humanities research agendas in Australia since 1969: literary and textual studies. In Ian Donaldson and Mark Finnane (Ed.), Taking stock: the humanities in Australian life since 1968 (pp. 46-52) Perth, WA, Australia: University of Western Australia Press.

  • Cryle, Peter (2011). On the unsteadiness of sexual truth in eighteenth-century France. In Kate Fisher and Sarah Toulalan (Ed.), Bodies, sex and desire from the renaissance to the present (pp. 168-180) Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Cryle, P. M. and Forth, C. E. (2008). Introduction: The Makings of a Central Problem. In Cryle, P. M. and Forth, C. E. (Ed.), Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle: The Making of a "Central Problem" (pp. 9-22) Newark, Delaware, USA: University of Delaware Press.

  • Cryle, P. M. (2008). The Aesthetics of the Spasm. In Cryle, P. M. and Forth, C. E. (Ed.), Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle: The Makings of a "Central Problem" (pp. 77-92) Newark, Delaware, USA: University of Delaware Press.

  • Cryle, P. M. (2005). Dorat. In Patrick Wald Lasowski (Ed.), Romanciers libertins du dix-huitieme siecle, Vol II (pp. 1451-1476) Paris, France: Gallimard.

  • Cryle, P. M. (2004). Codified indulgence: The niceties of libertine ethics in Casanova and his contemporaries.. In P. Cryle and L. O'Connell (Ed.), Libertine Enlightenment: Sex, Liberty and Licence in the Eighteenth Century. (pp. 48-60) Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Cryle, P. M. and O'Connell, L. M. (2004). Sex, liberty and licence in the eighteenth century. In Peter Cryle and Lisa O'Connell (Ed.), Libertine Enlightenment: Sex, Liberty and Licence in the Eighteenth Century (pp. 1-14) Basingstoke, England ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Cryle, P. M. (2001). Producing the voice in erotic narrative. In B. Nelson, A. Freadman and P. Anderson (Ed.), Telling Performances: Essays on Gender, Narrative, and Performance (pp. 97-133) Newark: University of Delaware Press.

  • Cryle, P. M. (2000). The Kama Sutra as curriculum. In C. O'Farrell, D. Meadmore, E. McWilliam and C. Symes (Ed.), Taught Bodies (pp. 17-25) New York: Peter Lang.

  • Cryle, P. M. (1999). Nouvelles, aspects thematiques. In Raymond Gay-Crosier (Ed.), Albert Camus 18: La reception de l'oeuvre de Camus en U.R.S.S. et en R.D.A. (pp. 160-165) Paris: Lettres modernes minard.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Cryle, Peter (2004). Le savoir-lire libertin. In: Jean-Francois Perrin and Philip Stewart, Du Genre Libertin Au Xviiie Siècle: Actes Du Colloque International La Littérature 'Libertine' au XVIIIe Siècle : Existe-t-il un Genre Libertin ?. La Litterature 'Libertine' au XVIIIe Siecle: Existe-t-il un Genre Libertin?, Grenoble, France, (29-38). 26-28 September 2002.

  • Cryle, P. M. (2001). Detouring via the other: Representations of Frenchness in some Australian advertisements. In: D. Killick, M. Parry and A. Phipps, Poetics and Praxis of Languages and Intercultural Communication. Mapping the Territory, Leeds/Leeds Metropoligan University, (235-243). December 1999.

Other Outputs

  • Cryle, P. M. (2006) Aphrodisiacs in G. Brulotte and J. Phillips (eds.) Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature. New York: Routledge

  • Cryle, P. M. (2006) Choiseul-Meuse, Felicite de in Gaetan Brulotte and John Phillips (eds.) Encyclopedia of erotic literature. New York: Routledge

  • Cryle, P. M. (2006) Mannoury d'Ectot, Marquise de in G. Brulotte and J. Phillips (eds.) Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature. New York: Routledge

Grants

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision

  • (2010) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2004) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2002) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • (2002) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2004) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2007) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor