Anaïs Albert is a lecturer in contemporary history at University of Paris and a member of the research unit Identités, Cultures, Territoires (ICT). She is a specialist in economic and social history, as well as in the history of gender and the working classes in nineteenth-century France. She first explored consumption and credit in urban context, then moved to the study of economic relationships within working-class families. She published La vie à crédit. La consommation des classes populaires à Paris (1880-1920) at Editions de la Sorbonne in 2021.


Pr Susan Baddeley is a professor of Early Modern British History and Culture at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and a member of the DYPAC (Dynamiques Patrimoniales et Culturelles) research team. She specialises in the history of cultural and linguistic relations between Britain and France, especially during the 16th century. She has published extensively on the subject, and is currently editing a catalogue of French-English and English-French printed translations from 1500 to 1600.


Laura Beck Varela has been an associate professor of Legal History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid since 2013. She earned her LL.M. and B.A. degrees at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil and completed her PhD studies at the University of Seville and the Max Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main). She was then a postdoctoral Fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 2012) and at the Herzog August Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel, 2019). Her research fields include the intersection of legal history and book, authorship and readership studies, with a special focus on the cultural history of legal education and the censorship of law books in the early modern Iberian Peninsula. More recently, she has explored the impact of the querelle des femmes in the field of jurisprudence and the various forms of ‘popularizing’ legal knowledge for women in the eighteenth century.


Dr Fanny Beuré


Dr Mélanie Boissonneau


Dr Sophie Bonadè


Dr Adrienne Boutang


Benni Campoleoni is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Her current research focuses on the development and transformation of the masculine ideal and the literary topos of the hero’s childhood in Enfances texts from Northern Italy and Flanders. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms of mutual dependence between portrayals of gender and social ideals – masculinity and chivalry - in the Enfances texts, and spatial configurations and displays of social and gendered dynamics in the medieval city. She holds a MSc in Medieval Literature (Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh and a Laurea Triennale from the University of Padova.


Dr Tatiana Clavier


Pr Line Cottegnies


Anne Debrosse is an associate professor at Poitiers University in Classics (Ancient Greek) and Comparative Literature. She is a member of FoReLLIS, CRLC (Paris-Université) and CReC Saint-Cyr. Her research focuses on women writers and  their works mainly in Antique and in Early Modern contexts, the reception of women from Antiquity and their representations as well as the construction of canons (she published a book on those topics, « La Souvenance et le Désir ». La réception des poétesses grecques, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2018). In more general terms, her interest extends to gender issues: she has co-edited with Marie Saint Martin Horizons du masculin. Pour un imaginaire du genre (Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2020).


Dr Armel Dubois-Nayt lectures as an associate professor at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-Paris-Saclay and is a member of DYPAC. She specializes in the history of ideas in the sixteenth century in Scotland, England and France with emphasis on the gender controversy. She has published several articles on John Knox, George Buchanan, and Mary Queen of Scots and co-edited several volumes on the querelle des femmes in Europe and early modern women as history writers. She has also co-written a book on women power, and nation in Scotland. She is currently preparing a book on Mary Queen of Scots in the querelle des femmes.


Dr Mariela Fargas is a tenured professor in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Barcelona where she earned a doctorate in Early Modern History and a bachelor of Laws. Her research has focused on the history of the family, the history of marriage and women’s history in Catalonia and more particularly in Barcelona from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century. She is particularly interested in the conflicts, litigation, and violence generated by the female dowry, succession and marriage alliances. She is a member of the ADHUC research centre - Theory, gender, sexuality at the University of Barcelona.


Pr Brigitte Gauthier is a professor of American Film studies at the University of Evry Paris-Saclay). Head of the SLAM Research Center, the SCRIPT Research Team,  and the S.C.R.I.P.T. editorial line at l’Entretemps. Head of the Language Department and of the Narration Translation New Media Master Program. She graduated from Columbia Film School in New York (MFA), obtained her Ph.D. from La Sorbonne, worked in Production and for an Independent Film Channel. She translated Linda Seger's Making a Good Script Great, Robert McKee’s Story, Syd Field’s The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, Stuart Voytilla & Scott Petri’s Writing the Comedy Film, R.M. Stefanik’s The Megahit Movies, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat, and Mark Travis’s Directing Feature Films… She’s written many books on Harold Pinter and Pina Bausch including Viva Pinter, Harold Pinter’s Spirit of Resistance (Peter Lang) and Le Langage chorégraphique de Pina Bausch (L’Arche). She wrote two novels Game Boy (L’Harmattan), 2019 and Personne ne le saura (Gallimard, Série Noire, 2015). Vice-president of the SEPTET. Member of the Board of the Scénaristerie.


Dr Séverine Geniyes-Kirk  is a lecturer in French at the University of Edinburgh. Her main area of research focuses on the history of feminism, and more specifically on early modern women as agents of cultural transactions through literary and artistic production, translation and historiography. She is currently preparing a monograph arising from an AHRC project award: Women’s Bodies, Spaces and Voices in Early Modern Fiction.


Pr Réjane Hamus-Vallée is a professor at the University of Evry/Paris Saclay. She is a member of the Centre Pierre Naville and specializes in visual and filmic sociology. She is head of the UFR Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, of the Master program « Image et société. Documentaire et sciences sociales » and she is in charge of gender equality policies in her University. She has published on special effects (Peindre pour le cinéma. Une histoire du Matte Painting, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Presses du Septentrion, « Images et sons », 2016 ; avec Caroline Renouard, Les effets spéciaux au cinéma, 120 ans de créations en France et dans le monde, Armand Colin, 2018), on film trades (avec Caroline Renouard, Superviseur des effets visuels pour le cinéma, Eyrolles, 2015) and visual and filmic sociology (ed., « Sociologie de l'image, sociologie par l'image », CinémAction, 2013). She has recently co-written with Olivier Caïra Les goofs au cinéma. De la gaffe au faux raccord, la quête de l'anomalie filmique, L'Harmattan, « De Visu », 2020.


Dr Aurélie Lentsch-Griffin is a senior lecturer in Early Modern English Literature and Translation at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. Her Ph.D dissertation, which was supervised by Line Cottegnies at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, was awarded the First Prize for a dissertation from the Gender Institute – CNRS in 2014.  Her monograph entitled “La Muse de l’humeur noire. Urania de Lady Mary Wroth, une poétique de la mélancolie” was published by Classiques Garnier in 2018. She has pubished various articles on Lady Mary Wroth, Sir Philip Sidney and Shakespeare. Her research interests include pastoral, melancholy, textual materiality, material culture and the development of early modern women’s writing. She is currently leading two collaborative research projects: a French translation of Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam and a transdisciplinary project on the materiality of early modern women’s writings in Europe entitled Corpus Feminae.


Pr Didier Lett


Hélène Marquié is a professor of Art and Gender at the University of Paris 8, member of the LEGS (UMR 8238) and associate of HAR (EA 4414). She was in charge of gender equality policies in her university between 2017 and 2019 and has also worked as a choreographer. She is interested in dance and gender, with a special focus on the cultural and esthetical history of dance at the beginning of the Third Republic. Her publications include Non, la danse n’est pas un truc de filles ! Essai sur le genre en danse, l’Attribut, 2016.


Dominique Mason


Pr Guillaume Peureux is a professor of French Literature at the University of Paris Nanterre, where he is the Director of the Centre des Sciences des Littératures en langue Française. He is notably the author of La Muse satyrique (1600-1622)(Droz, "Seuils de la modernité", 2014). He also edited the Priapées by François Maynard (Garnier, "Bibliothèque du XVIIe siècle", 2018) as well as the Muses incognues (1604) with Hugh Roberts (Paris, Champion, "Sources classiques", 2020). (1604) avec Hugh Roberts (Paris, Champion, « Sources classiques », 2020).


Louise Piguet is currently pursuing a PhD in 17th century literature at the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle under the supervision of Professor Sophie Houdard. She is a member of  two research groups : the Grihl (an interdisciplinary group devoted to the history of literature as a social activity and construction) and Emodir (Early modern religious dissents & radicalism). Her dissertation examines the auctoriship of the mystic and so-called "quietist" writer Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717) to which she dedicated multiple articles and lectures, as well as writers such as Pascal and La Bruyère. She taught literature to undergraduate and graduate students at Paris III, Oxford and the University of Artois, and she will be defending her thesis in March 2021.


Victoria Rimbert is a PhD student at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Università degli Studi di Padova. Her current research focuses on the representations of female widowhood in Renaissance Italian literature (XV-XVIth century). She is particularly interested in edifying literature (conduct books and sermons) as well as short stories. She is also considering literary works by widowed women, the writing opportunities provided by their marital status and the success it allowed.


Dr Anne Rochebouet is an associate professor of Medieval French and Medieval French Literature at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin – Paris Saclay and is a member of the DYPAC (DYnamiques PAtrimoniales et Culturelles) research unit. Her research fields include the reception of Classical Antiquity in the Middle Ages and the relationship between history and fiction.


Dr Sarah Sepulchre


Pr Johanna Stiebert is a German-New Zealander and Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Leeds. Her primary specialism lies in the intersection of the Hebrew Bible with ideological- and gender-critical approaches, as well as with activism. She co-directs the Shiloh Project (, which explores rape culture, religion, and the Bible. She has published five monographs, the most recent of which is Rape Myths, the Bible and #MeToo (Routledge Focus, 2020).


Dr Helena Taylor


Chloé Tardivel is a PhD student in Medieval Studies at University of Paris in the ICT research laboratory (Identités, Cultures, Territoires). Her dissertation focuses on verbal abuse in Late medieval Italy in a social and gender perspective based on Bologna’s trial documentation (« Des paroles blessantes. Genre, identités sociales et violence verbale dans l’Italie communale (Bologne, XIVe-XVe siècles) »). Her research interests relate to gender history, social and cultural history and language practices in Late Middle Ages. She has published papers in French, English and Italian, in particular "Étudier les mots du genre en histoire : l'apport des recherches linguistiques" (Écrire l'histoire, n°20-21, 2021) and "Words and Deeds: Gender and Social Practices of Verbal Violence in Bologna’s Trial Records (1350–1385)" (Gender, Networks, and Community in Legal Sources dir. Aysu DINÇER et Chiara RIVERA, Amsterdam University Press, 2021.


Lucie Nizard is a former student of the ENS de Lyon and has an advanced degree in modern literature. In November 2021, she defended her thesis in French literature, devoted to the poetics of female sexual desire in the second nineteenth-century French novel of manners, at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle. She was supervised by Éléonore Reverzy and a member of CRP19, a research center dedicated to 19th century Poetics.  She works on sexuality and on the female body from a sociocritical and gender studies perspective. She is interested in the notion of consent and sexual violence, as well as in the imaginary of female sexuality in the second nineteenth century, and in particular in the works of Flaubert, Huysmans and Zola. She is currently an ATER at the IUT Rives de Seine of the Université Paris Cité, where she teaches expression-communication to future social workers and child care workers. She was awarded the Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (PSN) thesis prize and is currently preparing the publication of her thesis which will be released by this publisher in 2023.


Dr. Anne-Claire Marpeau is an FSR researcher in the field of literature didactics at the CRIPEDIS of the UCLouvain and holds a PhD in general and comparative literature from the ENS of Lyon and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is particularly interested in the representations and receptions of femininity in works of the literary canon as well as in women's writings from the 19th to the 21st century in francophone cultural areas. Her work belongs to the field of cultural and gender studies, and more particularly to the ethics of narrative and feminist narratology. She works on the aesthetic, ethical and pedagogical issues of the reception of texts containing violence. In this capacity, she co-founded the research notebook "Malaises dans la lecture" (Discomfort in reading), which focuses on the issues of reception and teaching of problematic texts.

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