Professeurs invités

Mars 2024

Heather Hirschfeld (Professeure à l'Université du Tennessee à Knoxville), Chercheuse invitée du 4 au 31 mars 2024 par le Laboratoire CAS (EA 801) et le DEMA de l’Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. Référente : Nathalie Rivère de Carles.

Heather Hirschfeld specializes in early modern English literature, focusing on Shakespeare, Renaissance drama and religious controversy, and the history of authorship, collaboration, and textual communities. Her work on “the end of satisfaction” was awarded an NEH Fellowship for 2009-2010, and she received College awards for her scholarship in 2004 and 2018.
At the undergraduate level, she loves teaching introductory and advanced courses in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama (ENGL 206, 404, 405, and 406). Her recent graduate teaching includes seminars on Revenge Tragedy, Accounting for Renaissance Drama, and Shakespeare’s Playbooks. She received College and Chancellor’s awards for her teaching in 2007 and 2016, respectively.
Professor Hirschfeld served as the Riggsby Director of UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies from 2011-2015 and as Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2019022. She now holds the Kenneth Curry Professorship in the English Department. She is co-editor, with Laurie Maguire (Oxford University) and Rory Loughnane (University of Kent) of the Routledge Series on Early Modern Authorship. Her abiding theoretical interest is in psychoanalytic theory, and she has served on the Board of Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society.

Décembre 2023

J. Ellen Gainor (Professeure à Cornell University), Chercheuse invitée du 4 au 18 décembre 2023 par le Laboratoire CAS (EA 801) et le DEMA de l’Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. Référente : Emeline Jouve.

J. Ellen Gainor is Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. A specialist in British and American drama of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and women's dramaturgy, she is the author of the award-winning studies Shaw's Daughters: Dramatic and Narrative Constructions of Gender and Susan Glaspell in Context: American Theater, Culture and Politics 1915-48. She is a co-author of The Norton Anthology of Drama, co-editor of The Complete Plays of Susan Glaspell, and the editor of Githa Sowerby: Three Plays. She has also edited the influential essay collections Imperialism and Theatre and the co-edited Performing America: Culture Nationalism in American Theater. Her latest publications include the edited volume, Susan Glaspell in Context, for the Literature in Context series from Cambridge University Press and the co-edited Routledge Anthology of Women’s Theatre Theory & Dramatic Criticism. She previously served as a literary advisor to both the Mint Theater and the Metropolitan Playhouse in New York and has worked for the Shaw Festival in Canada and the National Theatre in England.

Octobre 2022

Sabrina Francesconi, Associate Professor of English Linguistics and Translation, Trento University (Italy). Chercheuse invitée du 17 au 28 octobre 2022 par le Laboratoire CAS (EA 801) et le DEMA de l’Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. Référente : Corinne Bigot.

Sabrina Francesconi currently works at the Department of Humanities, Università degli Studi di Trento. Sabrina does research in Multimodal Genre Analysis and Functional Stylistics. Her research areas include :

  • systemic functional linguistics
  • language and literature
  • systemic functional analysis of Alice Munro’s short stories
  • ESP, in particular English for tourism-multimodal genre analysis-varieties of English, in particular Maltese-English

Lisa Messeri, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Yale University. Chercheuse invitée du 17 au 29 octobre 2022 par le laboratoire CAS (EA 801) et le DEMA de l’Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. Référente : Claire Cazajous-Augé.

"My research focuses on the practices, imaginaries, and influences of contemporary science and technology. I am interested in how scientists transform our understanding of what it means to be in the world. To study this, I think about the role of place and place-making in scientific work. My first book, Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds, is about planetary scientists and how they transform planets from scientific objects into worlds. In so doing, Mars scientists and exoplanet astronomers are re-shaping our understanding of the universe, presenting a cosmos filled with places and destinations instead of an empty void. Earth, as a planet and a place, is implicated in this changing cosmology. My research asks how the planetary imagination developed by scientist looking outward might be turned inward and used to comprehend Earth on a planetary scale, necessary for confronting today’s environmental and political crises.

Currently, I am investigating the re-emerging technology of virtual reality. As a technology of immersion, VR promises to transport us to existing and fictitious places. This research is supported by an NSF Scholars Award, and I will be conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Los Angeles to study how the particular mix of entertainment, academic research, and industry development shape VR and its attending community. Through reading, teaching, and writing, I endeavor to link conversations in sociocultural anthropology with other fields of inquiry, including science and technology studies, media studies, cultural geography, environmental humanities, and history of science and technology."

Avril 2023

William Blazeck, Professor of American Literature and Modern Culture, English Department, Liverpool Hope University. Chercheur invité du 27 mars au 14 avril 2023 par le laboratoire CAS (EA 801) et le DEMA de l’Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. Référente : Nathalie Cochoy.

William Blazek completed his undergraduate study in Minnesota and then conducted postgraduate research in Anglo-American literature at the University of Aberdeen and the University of East Anglia. He taught at the University of New Orleans, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Glasgow before coming to Liverpool Hope University in 1991. His teaching at Liverpool Hope includes the nineteenth-century literature course American Classics and the final-year core-course Modernism, as well as the MA modules Literary Theory and Criticism, The Literature of the First World War, and American Modernism. He serves as the Department of English research coordinator and postgraduate-research coordinator as well as postgraduate-research moderator for the University.

A member of the executive board and currently vice-president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, he is also a founding co-editor of The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review (2002-present) and co-editor of the essay collections American Mythologies (with Michael K. Glenday, Liverpool UP 2005) and Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender Is the Night (with Laura Rattray, Liverpool UP 2007). His Oxford World's Classics edition of Fitzgerald's novel The Beautiful and Damned was published by Oxford UP in 2022, along with the co-edited volume F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned: New Critical Essays (with Kirk Curnutt and David W. Ullrich, Louisiana State UP). He has held research fellowships at Indiana University and the University of Oxford and was visiting professor at Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne, France. His research interests include American literature since 1800, Anglo-American modernism, war literature, and Native American writing. His recent and forthcoming publications include essays and articles on the work of Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Wharton; and he is writing a monograph on the themes of work, love, and war in the writings of Fitzgerald and Wharton. As a director of studies for PhD students, he has supervised research on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saul Bellow, Alice Childress, and other twentieth-century authors, as well as war literature and the WWII photography of Lee Miller. He would be especially interested in supervising postgraduate research on American literature and culture, First World War literature, and modernism.

Jonathan Charteris-Black, Professor in Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE), University of the West of England. Chercheur invité du 3 au 21 avril 2023 par le laboratoire CAS (EA 801) et le DEMA de l’Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. Référente : Sarah Bourse.

"I have developed a rhetorically based approach to metaphor known as Critical Metaphor Analysis. it draws on methodologies and perspectives developed in corpus linguistics, critical linguistics and cognitive semantics (see Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis, Palgrave 2004). I explain rhetorical choices - and in particular metaphor choices - with reference to individual pragmatic, cognitive and linguistic knowledge and to the social resources of culture, ideology and history. I am currently working on the Discourse of Brexit across a range of genres (including the press, twitter and political speeches), in particular identifying the framing effects of metaphor."

Recent Books:

  • Charteris-Black, J. (forthcoming) Metaphors of Brexit: No cherries on the cake. Palgrave.
  • Charteris-Black, J. (2018) Analysing Political Speeches: Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave-MacMillan. 2ndedition.
  • Charteris-Black, J. (2017) Fire Metaphors: Discourses of Awe and Authority. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Charteris-Black, J. (2014) Analysing Political Speeches: Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave-MacMillan.

Mai 2022

Dr Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Associate Professor of French and Director of Middle East and North African Studies (Tulane University). Chercheuse invitée du 10 au 21 mai 2022. Référente : Isabelle Keller-Privat

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev’s work focuses on the intersection of modernity, postcoloniality, and transnationalism in the Maghreb and the Mediterranean contact zone.
Her first book, The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean, was published by Fordham University Press in 2017. Studying a Mediterranean-inspired body of texts from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Gibraltar in French, Arabic, and Spanish, the book argues for a transmaritime deployment of the Maghreb across Mediterranean sites to which it has been materially and culturally bound for millennia. Through a reflection on allegory and critical melancholia, the book shows how the Mediterranean decenters postcolonial nation-building projects and breathes new life into Maghrebi claims to an inclusive, democratic national ideal yet to be realized. She is the co-editor of the collection Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Aesthetics, and Deployments of a Sea in crisis (Palgrave 2018). A second ongoing project, “Water Logics,” extends the reflection on the Mediterranean to other maritime contexts across the globe. Turning away from visions of the sea as a setting in which to examine the intersection of the histories of empire and capital, “Water logics” proposes to delve into the materiality of the aqueous as a site of alternative epistemologies and experiences of being.

Dr Davide Vago, Professeur Associé en Littérature française (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore). Chercheur invité du 9 au 27 mai 2022. Référente : Nathalie Vincent-Arnaud.

Les travaux de recherche de Davide Vago si situent au carrefour des langues, de la littérature comparée et de la traduction. Il s’intéresse plus particulièrement aux thèmes de recherche suivants : l'écriture du sensible (Marcel Proust), l'expression littéraire de la couleur (XIX-XX), représentation de la voix humaine dans la prose romanesque (XXe siècle), énonciation, point de vue (PDV), discours indirect libre (DIL) dans le roman, écopoétique, French Animal Studies: théorie du PDV (point de vue) et empathie à l'égard de l'animal (Maurice Genevoix, Louis Pergaud, Jean Giono), traduction du texte de théâtre.
Il a récemment publié Modèles linguistiques, n° 75, 2017 « Écriture impressionniste et monologue intérieur (I) », textes réunis et présentés par D. Vago, et « Genevoix et la “parole” animale. Du brouillage énonciatif à la spiritualité de l’oikos », Rief, n° 9, 2019.

Mars-Avril 2022

Pr Kathleen Donohue, Professor of History (Central Michigan University). Chercheure invitée du 20 mars au 9 avril 2022. Référente : Françoise Coste

Kathleen Donohue is Professor of History at Central Michigan University. Professor Donohue is primarily interested in the ways in which Americans make sense of their political world. Her first book, Freedom from Want: American Liberalism and the Idea of the Consumer (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003; paperback 2005), looked at the role that American ideas about the producer and the consumer played in transforming free-market liberalism into its more activist modern counterpart. Recent publications include the edited collection Liberty and Justice for All? Rethinking Politics in Cold War America (Amherst, 2012) and an article “Choosing Conservatism in the 1930s: The Political Odyssey of F. J. Schlink,” which recently appeared in The Journal of the Historical Society. Her current book project, Information Wars: The Public’s Right to Know and the Making of Modern America, for which she received both a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a Theodore Sorensen Research Fellowship, examines the ways in which the politics and political discourse surrounding the public’s right to know shaped public policy and ideas about democracy, citizenship and governance between 1945 and 1990. Professor Donohue has also taught in Germany on several occasions, most recently at universities in Bochum and Heidelberg.​

Mai/juin 2019 

Pr Prageeta SHARMA (Université de Missoula, USA). Référent : Pascal BARDET.

Pr. Sharma, Professeure des universités à l’Université de Missoula (Montana USA), enseigne la critique et la théorie littéraires, les études filmiques, la littérature, en particulier, la poésie. Elle est l’auteur de plusieurs collections de poésie : Bliss to Fill (2000), The Opening Question (2004), qui a gagné le prix du Fence Modern Poets en 2004, Infamous Landscapes (2007), Undergloom (2013), et Grief Sequence (Wave Books, à paraitre en 2019).
Dr. Sharma animera une série de quatre séminaires sur la poésie et la poétique américaine les 21 mai, 28 mai, 4 juin et 11 juin 2019 :
21 mai 2019 : "Three American Poets: Marilyn Chin, CD Wright, and Marilyn Nelson"
28 mai 2019 : "Asian American Poetry: 1980s to the present"
4 juin 2019 : "New York School poetry and poetics"
11 juin 2019 : "Native American Poets: James Thomas Stevens and Joy Harjo"

Mai 2019

Dr Biancamaria RIZZARDI (Université de Pise). Référent: Héliane Ventura.

Dr. Rizzardi est Responsable des Master en Études Anglophones à l’Université de Pise. Spécialiste du Romantisme et de la littérature féminine, elle a créé à Pise un master de traduction et de médiation culturelle plus spécifiquement consacré aux nouvelles littératures en langue anglaise.
Communication à la Journée d’études sur Nadine Gordimer (10 Mai 2019): « Story into History : Nadine Gordimer’s Poetics of the Short Story »
Conférences d’Agrégation sur Nadine Gordimer

Mars 2017
Dr Marta CARIELLO (Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli ; référent : Jacqueline Jondot).

Spécialiste des littératures postcoloniales et des écrivaines arabes anglophones. Elle est auteur de Scrivere la distanza. Uno studio sulle geografie della separazione nella scrittura femminile araba anglofona (Liguori, 2012).
Séminaire : "The commonplace of refugee camps: narratives and genealogies of exile" (10 mars 2017)
Séminaire : "Women in the Face of Wreck: female community, narrative healing, material solidarity" (16 mars 2017)

Professor Marc RODRIGUEZ (Portland State University; référent : Hilary Sanders).

Professeur d’histoire, spécialiste de l’histoire des Latinos et rédacteur en chef de la Pacific Historical Review. Il est auteur de The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin (University of North Carolina Press, 2011) et de Rethinking the Chicano Movement (Routledge Press, 2015), une histoire du mouvement pour les droits civiques des mexicains-américains aux années 1960 et 1970.
Séminaire : "Latinos and the Future of American Politics : Some Reflections from History" (21 mars 2017)
Atelier : "English Language Academic Journals : Publishing Tips and Useful Strategies" (22 mars 2017)
Conférence : "Anti-immigrant Nativism in US History : From the Know-Nothings to Donald Trump's Great Wall of Mexico" (28 mars 2017).

Décembre 2016 & avril 2017

Professeur Biancamaria RIZZARDI (Université de Pise ; référent : Héliane Ventura).

Professeur, spécialiste de littératures victoriennes et postcoloniales. Responsable du Master traduction des littératures postcoloniales.
Présentation : "The Ethics of Translating Postcolonial Texts" (12 décembre 2016)
Participation à la journée d’études "Transatlantic Crossing : Alice Munro and Caryl Phillips" (28 avril 2017) : "The Rewriting of John Newton’s Log Book in Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River".

Avril 2016

Professor Stacey OLSTER (Stony Brook University, New York ; référent Nathalie Cochoy).

Spécialiste de littérature américaine contemporaine. Auteur de The Cambridge Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2016), The Trash Phenomenon: Contemporary Literature, Popular Culture, and the Making of the American Century (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2003), Reminiscence and Re-Creation in Contemporary American Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 1989). Directeur de Don DeLillo: Mao II, Underworld, Falling Man. Continuum Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction (London: Continuum, 2011) et The Cambridge Companion to John Updike (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Conférence : "Falling Men and Haunted Woman in the Literature of 9/11" (12 avril 2016)
Rencontre avec les doctorants américanistes (13 avril 2016)
Participation au colloque "Regional Becomings in North America" (7-8 avril 2016) : "Geographies and Genealogies: Jane Smiley, Marilynne Robinson, and Louise Erdrich".

Février 2016

Dr Silvia PELLICER-ORTIN (Universidad de Zaragoza ; référent : Nathalie Vincent Arnaud)

Spécialiste des études sur le trauma. Dernier ouvrage publié : Eva Figes' Writings: A Journey through Trauma, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 
Conférences : "Troubled Identities: Memory, Trauma and the Repressed Female Self in Eva Figes’s Nelly’s Version" (axe 1) ; "Writing and Self-healing: The Representation of Trauma in Eva Figes’ Writings" (axe 3).

Mai 2015
Professor Gary BAINES (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, référent : Mathilde Rogez).

Spécialiste d’Histoire, auteur de South Africa's Border War: Contested Narratives and Conflicting Memories (Bloomsbury, 2014), Beyond the Border War: New perspectives on Southern Africa's Late Cold War Conflict (Unisa Press, 2008), A History of New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 1903-1953 (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002).
Présentations : "Reading Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee) as an historian" ; "Reconciliation and memory politics in South Africa"
Participation à la journée d'études "Re-membering the Struggle: South Africa, Apartheid and After" (mai 2015): "Whither Memory Studies in South Africa?" (conference plénière).

Avril 2015
Professeur Karis SHEARER ((University of British Columbia, Okanogan ; référent : Héliane Ventura).

Maître de conférences, spécialiste de Louis Dudek, de la poésie canadienne et des formes narratives brèves.
Participation à la journée d'études "Reassessing The Short Story: Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades" (13 avril 2015) : "An Analysis of ‘The Office’ by Alice Munro".