Scientific com­mit­tee

Vanessa Guignery is Professor of English and Post-colo­nial Literature at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon and a member of the research team LIRE. She is the author of seve­ral books and essays on the work of Julian Barnes, inclu­ding The Fiction of Julian Barnes (Macmillan, 2006), and Conversations with Julian Barnes (Mississippi Press, 2009), co-edited with Ryan Roberts. She has publi­shed arti­cles on various British and Indian contem­po­rary authors, as well as a mono­graph on B.S. Johnson, This is not Fiction. The True Novels of B.S. Johnson (Sorbonne UP, 2009). She edited seve­ral col­lec­tions of essays on contem­po­rary British and post-colo­nial lite­ra­ture inclu­ding (Re)map­ping London (Publibook, 2008), Voices and Silence (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009) and a spe­cial issue of the Journal of American, British and Canadian Studies on Julian Barnes (Sibiu, 2009).



Catherine Pesso-Miquel is cur­rently a Professor of English Literature at the University of Lyon 2 and a member of the research team LIRE. Her research focu­ses on the contem­po­rary novel and on travel lite­ra­ture, explo­ring ques­tions of nar­ra­to­logy, inter­tex­tua­lity, post­co­lo­nia­lism, and pro­ble­ma­tics linked to iden­tity and femi­nism. She has publi­shed books and arti­cles on American nove­lists (Willa Cather and Paul Auster), British nove­lists (Graham Swift in par­ti­cu­lar) and Indo-Anglian authors. She publi­shed a mono­gra­phy on Paul Auster in 1996 (Toiles trouées et désert lunai­res dans Moon Palace de Paul Auster, Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle), Willa Cather in 2001 (Alexander’s Bridge, de Willa Cather, Éditions du Temps), Salman Rushdie in 2007 (Salman Rushdie, l’écriture trans­por­tée, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux) and on Anita Desai in 2008 ((In Custody de Anita Desai, Atlande).



François Specq is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Université de Lyon, France) and a resear­cher affi­lia­ted with LIRE-SEMA (CNRS UMR 5611). He is the author of Transcendence : Seers and Seekers in the Age of Thoreau and has publi­shed trans­la­tions and cri­ti­cal stu­dies of works by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass.



Organising com­mit­tee

Vanessa Guignery vanes­sa­gui­gne­ry@­wa­na­doo.fr

Catherine Pesso-Miquel cathe­rine.pesso.miquel@u­niv-lyon2.fr

François Specq fran­cois.spec­q@ens-lyon.fr

Isabelle Baudino is Senior Lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and a resear­cher affi­lia­ted with LIRE-SEMA. Her main line of stu­dies is the artis­tic and cultu­ral his­tory of eigh­teenth-cen­tury Britain. Her research focu­ses on pain­ting and pain­ters explo­ring ques­tions of art socio­logy, cultu­ral trans­fers and exchan­ges as well as art ins­ti­tu­tions. She has publi­shed arti­cles on his­tory pain­ting, gar­dens and land­scape as well as on the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She has direc­ted toge­ther with Jacques Carré and Frédéric Ogée a volume on the foun­da­tion of the Royal Academy of Arts in London (Armand Colin, 2004) and with Frédéric Ogée the first modern edi­tion of Jonathan Richardson’s various Essays (ÉNSB-A, 2008). She is cur­rently pre­pa­ring the latest issue of the review Lumières on the repre­sen­ta­tion of races in the 18th cen­tury. ibau­di­no@o­range.fr

Laure Gardelle is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Université de Lyon, France). Her main research inte­rests are in pro­no­mi­nal gender in modern English and more gene­rally pro­nouns, refe­rence and ana­phora. She has publi­shed various arti­cles on those topics, mainly within utte­rer-cen­tred and cog­ni­tive fra­me­works.



Lacy Rumsey is Senior Lecturer in British and American Literature at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. He has publi­shed many arti­cles on twen­tieth-cen­tury poetry, with a par­ti­cu­lar focus on the ana­ly­sis of rhythm. In 2009, he orga­ni­sed the confe­rence “Rhythm in Twentieth-Century British Poetry” at ENS Lyon ; the acts are to appear later this year. He is also ENS Lyon’s Associate Director of International Strategy.