Sara ThorntonSara Thornton is Professor of English at the University of Paris Diderot. She has published widely on the subject of Victorian literature and culture and also directs an MA programme called ‘Cultural Intelligence and Innovation’ which trains students in cultural theory, semiotics, project management and communication. She is currently working on the way aesthetics responds to economic pressures in the nineteenth-century in Britain and the Empire.

Photo of Estelle MurailDr. Estelle Murail is a research fellow in the LARCA research centre at the University of Paris Diderot. She gained her jointly-supervised PhD in English Literature in 2013 at the Université Paris Diderot and King’s College London. Her PhD examined the figure of the flâneur in London and Paris. Her current research focuses on the nineteenth-century novel, urban spaces, crossings and networks, the history of opium and the notion of persistence.

Photo of Róisín Quinn-LautrefinDr. Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin is a research fellow at the University of Paris-Diderot. She gained her PhD in English Literature in 2016 at the Université Paris Diderot. Her thesis is entitled Through the ‘I’ of a needle : needlework and female subjectivity in Victorian literature and culture.

Photo of ClémenceDr. Clémence Folléa is a Junior Lecturer at the University Paris Diderot under the supervision of Sara Thornton. Her thesis, entitled “Eccentric Dickens: Persistence of the Dickensian”, examines the pervasive and chaotic presence of Dickens and the Dickensian in contemporary culture.