Publications

Sports and Literature

2018 (forthcoming): “The Art(s) of Boxing” in International Journal for the History of Sport.

2017 (forthcoming): “The Arts of Comptetitive Tennis” in International Journal for the History of Sport.

2017 (forthcoming): “The Arts of Competitive Tennis” in The Arts of Competitive Tennis. Edited by Robert Lake, Carol Osborne and Stephen Wagg. London: Routledge.

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2017: (forthcoming): Sporting Cultures. 1650-1850. Edited by Daniel O’Quinn and Alexis Tadié. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2017 (forthcoming): “The Physical Powers of Man:” The Emergence of Physical Training in the Eighteenth Century” in Sporting Cultures. 1650-1850. Edited by Daniel O’Quinn and Alexis Tadié. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2017 (forthcoming): “Understanding Competitive Tennis through Literature and the Visual Arts: Society, Celebrity and Aesthetics” in The Routledge Handbook of Tennis. Edited by Robert Lake, Carol Osborne and Stephen Wagg. London: Routledge. Edited version of “The Arts of Competitive Tennis” in International Journal for the History of Sport.

2017 (forthcoming): “The Seductions of Modern Tennis: Technical Invention, Social Practice, Literary Discourse” in The Routledge Handbook of Tennis. Edited by Robert Lake, Carol Osborne and Stephen Wagg. London: Routledge. Edited version of “The Arts of Competitive Tennis” in International Journal for the History of Sport.

2015: « The Uses and Transformations of Early Modern Tennis » in Sharon Harrow (ed.), British Sporting Literature and Culture, Burlington, Ashgate, p. 83-103.

2015: “The Seductions of Modern Tennis: From Social Practice to Literary Discourse”, Sport in History. DOI: 10.1080/17460263.2015.1022210

2015: “Running for freedom: the politics of long-distance running in modern fiction”, in International Journal for the History of Sport, 32, 2, p. 286-98.

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2014: Sport, Literature, and Society: Cultural Historical Perspectives. Edited by Alexis Tadié, J.A. Mangan et Supriya Chaudhuri. London, Routledge. Volume reprint of the special issue of the International Journal for the History of Sport.

2012: Sport, Literature, and Society , special issue of the International Journal for the History of Sport, edited by Alexis Tadié, J.A. Mangan and Supriya Chaudhuri.

2012: “Heroes, Fans and the Nation: Exploring football in contemporary fiction” in Tadié, Mangan and Chaudhuri eds, Sport, Literature and Society, International Journal for the History of Sport, volume 29, n° 12 (2012), p. 1774-90.

2012: “Prologue”, in Tadié, Mangan and Chaudhuri eds, Sport, Literature and Society, volume 29, n° 12 (2012), p. 1653-6.

2011: “Is Cricket a fictional game ?”, in R. Christian and J. Misrahi (eds.), India and the Indian Diasporic Imagination, Les Cahiers du CERPANAC 9 (Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée). [Shorter version of following]

2010: “The Fictions of (English) Cricket: from Nation to Diaspora” in International Journal for the History of Sport, vol. 27 n°4, p. 690-711.

Literature, Philosophy, History of Ideas (Disputes and Frontiers)

2018 (forthcoming): “Quarrelling” in Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire. Edited by Paddy Bullard. Oxford: OUP.

2017 Paragraph, special issue on the “Theory of Quarrels”, edited by Alexis Tadié. Vol. 40, n°1.

2017 (forthcoming): “The Language of Quarrels” in Paragraph, special issue on the “Theory of Quarrels”, edited by Alexis Tadie. 40(1), p. 81–96.

2016 Disputes et territoires épistémiques. Revue de synthèse. tome 137, 6e série, n° 3-4, 2016. Numéro double spécial dirigé par Anne-Lise Rey et Alexis Tadié.

2016 « Comment termine-t-on les querelles? A propos du duel. » dans Disputes et territoires épistémiques. Revue de synthèse. tome 137, 6e série, n° 3-4, 2016, p. 373-397.

Ancients and Moderns in Early Modern Europe

2016 Ancients and Moderns in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Paddy Bullard and Alexis Tadié. Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment.

2016 “Ancients, Moderns, and the Language of Criticism” in Ancients and Moderns in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Paddy Bullard and Alexis Tadié. Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, p. 37-54.

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2014: Francis Bacon, le continent du savoir. Paris, Classiques Garnier.

2013: “The Networks of Quarrels: The Strange Case of Peter Anthony Motteux”, Etudes Anglaises, 66-2, 147-60.

2013: “Peut-on traduire les querelles ? De la Querelle des anciens et des modernes à la Battle of the Books”, Littératures classiques, special issue « Le temps des querelles », edited by Jeanne-Marie Hostiou and Alain Viala, volume 81, 2013, p. 211-26.

2013: “Fiction et vérité à l’époque moderne”, Philosophiques, special issue edited by Pascal Engel, vol. 40, n°1, p. 71-85.

2012: “Michael Baxandall et la tradition anglaise de la critique d’art” in P. Dubois and A. Tadié (eds.), Esthétiques de la ville britannique, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles. Mélanges offerts à Jacques Carré. Paris, Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne, p. 63-82.

2012: “Le Sylva Sylvarum de Bacon: un recueil d’anecdotes” in F. Aït-Touati et A. Duprat (eds.), Narratives and knowledge: The Early Modern Scientific Anecdote (XVI-XVIIth centuries) Bern, Peter Lang, p. 111-30.

2012: “La biographie littéraire à l’anglaise”, Critique, LXVIII, 781-782, p. 553-64.

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2011: Fiction and the Frontiers of Knowledge in Europe 1500-1800. Richard Scholar and Alexis Tadié. Aldershot and Burlington, Ashgate.

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2010: La Figure du philosophe à l’époque moderne: France-Angleterre. Presses Universitaires de Paris-Ouest.

2010: Introduction to R. Scholar and A. Tadié (eds.), Fiction and the Frontiers of Knowledge in Europe, p. 1-15.

2010: Introduction to A . Tadié (ed.), La Figure du philosophe, p. 9-24.

2010: “La fiction est-elle une catégorie de la connaissance ?” in C. Grall and M. Macé (eds), Devant la fiction, dans le monde, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, coll. La Licorne, p. 33-47.

2009: “Francis Bacon au XVIIIe siècle” in I. Moreau (ed.), Les Lumières en mouvement, Lyon, Presses de l’ENS, p. 101-25.

2007: “Francis Bacon et le genre de l'essai”, in Fiona McIntosh-Varjabédian and V. Gély (éds.) ; La Postérité de la Renaissance, Lille, Presses Universitaires de Lille 3, p. 167-76.

2007: “De la trace au paradigme fictionnel”, in Denis Thouard (ed.), L'interprétation des indices. Enquête sur le paradigme indiciaire, Lille, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, p. 227-39.

2005: “An age of surfaces”: le langage de la comédie dans The Importance of Being Earnest d’Oscar Wilde” in Etudes Anglaises, 58/3, p. 323-35

2003: Locke , Anthology, preface and notes, Paris, Hachette.

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2000: Locke. Paris, Editions des Belles Lettres.

1998: “La Fiction et ses Usages: approche pragmatique du concept de fiction” in Poétique.

1995: “L’Œil et l’Oreille: la théorie de la pasigraphie de Joseph de Maimieux” in Interfaces.

1993: “Les Jeux linguistiques” in Tropismes (University of Paris X).

1993: “Le Statut épistémologique des attitudes fictionnelles” in Interfaces.

1992: “Fictional Language and Fictional Discourse” in Research in English and American Literature.

1991: “Théories de la citation et théorie du roman” in Proceedings of the Orleans Conference on “Repetition”.

1990: “How to Do Things with a Hobbyhorse” in Théorie littérature enseignement (University of Paris VIII).

Eighteenth-Century Literature

2014: “Des machines et des hommes: le roman du XVIIIe siècle et la question de l’imitation”, Sillages critiques, n0 14, http://sillagescritiques.revues.org/2808

2014:Candide et Rasselas: Deux philosophies du style”, in N. Cronk and N. Ferrand (eds), Actes du Colloque Candide 250 ans après, Bruxelles, Peters.

2013: « De Heywood à Keats: HaywY a-t-il une Psyché anglaise ? » dans Magali Bélime-Droguet, Véronique Gély, Lorraine Mailho-Daboussi et Philippe Vendrix (éd.), Psyché à la Renaissance, Bruxelles, Brepols, p. 269-79.

2013: “‘Opening the Heart and Lungs’: The Physiology of Laughter in Sterne’s Works”, in Anne Bandry & Peter de Voogd (eds.), Hilarion’s Ass. Laurence Sterne and Humour, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars, p. 25-36.

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2012: Laurence Sterne, Vie et Opinions de Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, preface and notes, translation revised, Paris, Gallimard, coll. Folio classique.

2012: Esthétiques de la ville britannique, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles. Mélanges offerts à Jacques Carré . Edited by Pierre Dubois and Alexis Tadié, Paris, Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne.

2012: “Is a Theory of Travel-Writing Possible ?” in M. Descargues-Grant (ed.), Récit de voyage et Encyclopédie au XVIIIe siècle, Valenciennes, Presses Universitaires de Valenciennes, p. 173-85.

2011: “Traduire Swift en images” in N. Ferrand (ed.), Le roman et l’illustration au XVIIIe siècle en Europe, SVEC, Oxford, Voltaire Foundation.

2010: “Le roman anglais du XVIIIe siècle est-il un roman encyclopédique ?”, in J.-C. Abramovici (ed.), Roman et Encyclopédie au XVIIIe siècle, Valenciennes, Presses Universitaires de Valenciennes.

2003: Sterne’s Whimsical Theatres of Language , Aldershot and Burlington, Ashgate.

2002: “Les Hésitations de la fiction dans Roxana de Daniel Defoe”, in Etudes Anglaises.

2001: “Le Hennissement de Gulliver: Oralité et Ecriture dans Gulliver's Travels” in Etudes Anglaises.

2001: “From the Ear to the Eye: Perceptions of Language in the Works of Laurence Sterne” in M. Syrotinski et I. Maclachlan (eds), Sensual Reading, Bucknell University Press.

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1997: Jonathan Swift, Les Voyages de Gulliver, preface and notes, Paris, Flammarion, coll. GF.

1997: “Sex, Lies, and No Videotapes: les fictions du secret dans Moll Flanders” in XVII-XVIII.

1996: “‘Nography’ and ‘Ichnography’:Tristram Shandy and Visual Perception” in Interfaces.

1996:Tristram Shandy and Visual Perception” in Transactions of the Ninth International Congress of the Enlightenment, The Voltaire Foundation. (summary of above item)

1996: “Gulliver au pays des hybrides: Science, langage, fiction dans Gulliver’s Travels” in Etudes Anglaises.

1995: “Conversation et Représentation en Angleterre” in XVII-XVIII.

1994: “The Language of Gesture in Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey˝ in XVII-XVIII.

1987: “Le Langage du geste” in Bulletin de la Société de Stylistique anglaise.

1985:Tristram Shandy et les problèmes de l'énonciation” inFabula.

Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

2012: “La littérature classique selon Salman Rushdie”, Revue de Littérature Comparée, n° 4, 2012, p. 429-40.

2010: “Edward Said et Joseph Conrad: la critique de l’illusion coloniale”, Tumultes, 2010/2 (n° 35), p. 67-80.

2009: Writing Contemporary India. Special issue of Etudes Anglaises: Guest editor. Introduction, bibliography, interview of Anita Desai (with V. Guignery).

2009: “Introduction” to Writing Contemporary India, Etudes Anglaises, 62/3, p. 258-65.

2008: “A Kipling Reader: Modes of Appropriation of Reading in Colonial India” in A. Gupta (ed.), Book History in India, Delhi, Permanent Black, p. 78-93,

2007: “Le roman indien de langue anglaise entre nation et diaspora”, in Marie-Claude Smouts (ed.), La situation postcoloniale, Paris, Presses de Sciences-Po, 2007, p. 79-97.

2007: “Under the Banyan Tree: R.K. Narayan, Space and the Story-Teller” in Marta Dvorak and W.H. New (eds), Tropes And Territory: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writing in Context, Montreal&Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press, p. 231-43.

2006: “Perceptions of Language in Lord Jim “ in The Conradian, Vol.31, n°1, p. 16-36.

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2004: Joseph Conrad, Victoire, preface and notes, Paris, Gallimard, coll. Folio classique.

2004: “V.S. Naipaul: the Writer as Anthropologist”, in Les Cahiers du CERPANAC.

2003: “L’Inde et l’histoire du livre et de la lecture: quelques remarques” in Les Cahiers Charles V (université de Paris 7), numéro spécial consacré à l’histoire du livre.

2002: “La Destinée littéraire de Salman Rushdie”, in M. Murat (ed.), Le Romanesque, Paris, Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle.

1997: “Les Diverses Voix de Rudyard Kipling” in Europe (numéro spécial “Kipling”).

1996: Salman Rushdie, with Marc Porée, Paris, Editions du Seuil. Under the name of Alexis Massery.

1995: “Salman Rushdie et Les Versets sataniques: les cartes sataniques” in Tropismes (with M. Marc Porée).

1995: “Salman Rushdie et Les Versets sataniques: le problème des catégories” in Ateliers (University of Lille).

1995:Midnight’s Children de Salman Rushdie: un nouvel ordre du discours” in Théorie littérature enseignement.

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1994: Rudyard Kipling, Le Second Livre de la jungle, preface and notes, Paris, Flammarion, coll. GF.

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1994: Rudyard Kipling, Le Livre de la jungle, preface and notes, Paris, Flammarion, coll. GF.

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1993: Rudyard Kipling, Kim, preface and notes, Paris, Gallimard, coll. Folio classique.

Forthcoming publications

(forthcoming 2017): Querelles et Création en Europe à l’époque moderne. Edited by Jeanne-Marie Hostiou and Alexis Tadié. Paris, Classiques Garnier.

Other Publications

2013: “Les Voyages de Gulliver de Jonathan Swift: Exploration en terre satirique”, Le Nouvel Observateur, numéro hors série « La Bibliothèque idéale », p. 81-3.

2012: “Writing about Cricket: A Conversation with Mukul Kesavan”, Moving Worlds, 12, 1 (2012), 67-70.

2009: Interview of Anita Desai (with V. Guignery), Etudes Anglaises, 62/3, p. 370-8.

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2005: Syrie Liban Palestine, Le Grand Tour. Photographs: Ange Leccia, Jean-Luc Moulène, Patrick Tosani, Akram Zaatari. Texts: François Cheval, Elias Sanbar, Alexis Tadié. Paris, Isthme éditions.

2004: “Rohinton Mistry: la logique du réalisme”, in Esprit.

2003: Salomé et la langue française in Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris (programme de la représentation de Salomé). Under the name of Alexis Massery.

2003: “La Culture et l’Etat en Syrie” in Esprit.

2002: “Amitav Ghosh: les nuances de l’histoire”, in Esprit.

2001:Un Garçon Convenable: le roman d’un sous-continent” in Esprit.

2001: “George Crabbe et Benjamin Britten: Une même idée de l’Angleterre” in Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris (programme de la représentation de Peter Grimes). Under the name of Alexis Massery.

2000: “Quelle action culturelle extérieure ?” in Esprit.

1999: “Verdi hanté par Shakespeare” in Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris (programme de la représentation de Macbeth). Under the name of Alexis Massery.

1999: “A la Recherche de Falstaff” in Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris (programme de la représentation de Falstaff). Under the name of Alexis Massery.

1999:The Ground Beneath Her Feet: une satire un peu trop rock’n roll” in Esprit.

1998: “Oscar Wilde à l’opéra” in Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris (programme de la représentation de Le Nain d’Alexander von Zemlinsky). Under the name of Alexis Massery.

1996:I Capuleti e I Montechi à la lumière de Shakespeare” in Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris (programme de la représentation).

Numerous articles in Esprit about English political life.

Latest essay: L’indépendance de l’Ecosse: fausse alerte?

Conference convenor (since 2006)

2017: Co-convenor with Daniel O’Quinn, “Playing with Rules: Sport, Genre and Form, or Why Should We Study Sports?", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis.

2016: Co-convenor with Anne-Lise Rey and Richard Scholar, “La dispute: un territoire épistémologique commun?", Oriel College, Oxford (follow-up of the following item).

2015: Co-convenor with Anne-Lise Rey, “La dispute: un territoire épistémologique commun?", , one-week symposium, Fondation Les Treilles.

2015: Convenor ‘Cultures of Sport’ panel at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Los Angeles.

2014: seminar series convenor « Histoire et poétique des querelles », université de Paris-Sorbonne.

2014: Co-convenor of three panels at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Montreal.

2014: Co-organiser with Jeanne-Marie Hostiou and Sophie Vasset, « La dispute sur la scène de théâtre », Universities of Sorbonne, Paris 3, and Paris 7.

2014: « Les Querelles en Europe à l’époque moderne », workshop, université de Paris-Sorbonne.

2014: « Sporting Life », co-organiser with Daniel O’Quinn (University of Ontario), Université de Paris-Sorbonne.

2013: seminar series convenor « Histoire et poétique des querelles », université de Paris-Sorbonne.

2013: « La Création en questions: discours et disputes », international conference, université de Paris-Sorbonne.

2012-3: convenor of the Visiting Fellows seminar, All Souls College, Oxford.

2012: “‘The Paths of Pleasure’: Games, Sports and Entertainment in the Eighteenth Century”, session, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, Etats-Unis.

2012: “Sport and the Nation”, convened with S. Chaudhuri, Jadvpur University, Kolkata, Inde.

2011: “Histoire et poétique des querelles”, seminar series convened with Alain Viala, ANR-AGON program, University of Paris-Sorbonne.

2011: “Sport, Literature, Society: Historical Perspectives”, convened with S. Chaudhuri, J. Mangan, J. McLeod, University of Paris-Sorbonne.

2011: Opening conference, convened with Alain Viala, ANR-AGON program, Worcester College, University of Oxford.

2011: “Educating the Body: the Cultures of Sport in the Eighteenth-Century”, session, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vancouver, Canada.

2010: “Sport in Conquest”, convened with John McLeod, Université de Leeds.

2010: “The Worlds of Tobias Smollett”, convened with Sophie Vasset, Université de Paris-Sorbonne.

2008: “La figure du philosophe II”, Voltaire Foundation, Université d’Oxford.

2008: “What’s in a case ?”, session, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, Oregon.

2008: “The Dilemmas of Digitization”, convened with Paolo d’Iorio and Anne Simonin, Conference organised with the support of the Bodleian Library, Europaeum, within the framework of the European program COST 32.

2008: “Quand la France était galante”, Maison Française d’Oxford.

2007: “Fiction at the Frontiers between Literature and Philosophy”, Maison Française d’Oxford, convened with Richard Scholar, University of Oxford.

2007: “Literature and Philosophy in the age of Bacon”, Maison Française d’Oxford, convened with Line Cottegnies, Université de Paris III.

2007: Conference in honour of Daniel Roche, Maison Française d’Oxford, convened with Stéphane Van Damme, CNRS-MFO.

2007: “Nouvelles recherches sur la Lettre sur les aveugles de Diderot”, session, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Montpellier.

2006: “Cannibals, Monsters, and other Yahoos”, session, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montréal.

Papers presented at conferences and seminars (since 2006)

2017: “Adapting Tristram Shandy, then and now”, plenary lecture, International Laurence Sterne Conference, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

2017: “The Impossible Adaptation of Barry Lyndon”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis.

2016: “History and Aesthetics in Boxing Films”, International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport Workshop, University of Ludwigsburg.

2016: “The Arts of Competitive Tennis”, International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport Conference, Paris.

2016: “The Ruins of Syria”, Distinguished Visitor Lecturer, Department of English, University of Warwick.

2016: “Was Sterne a (great) letter-writer?” Enlightenment Correspondences seminar, University of Oxford.

2016: “Remembering Syria: The Russells and the Natural History of Aleppo (1756-1794)”, Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Vancouver.

2016: “Comment terminer une querelle? Réflexions sur le duel”, Les Treilles symposium.

2015: “What Is a Quarrel?” Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

2015: “How Can We Talk about Syria?” Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

2015:Gulliver’s Travels et la satire: du genre au livre”, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

2014: ‘Pourquoi faudrait-il s’entraîner ?’, Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Montreal.

2014: ‘Laughing in the eighteenth century’, guest lecture, Jadavpur University, Calcutta.

2014: “A quoi servent les cartes? L’exemple de Laurence Sterne”, Ecole Normale Supérieure seminar series.

2014: “Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World between utopia, thought experiment and polemics” “Transforming the Republic of Letters” conference, University of Oxford.

2014: “The Birth of Modern Tennis”, “Sporting Life” conference, Université de Paris-Sorbonne.

2013: “The ‘Curious in Europe’ and ‘Modern Syria’: The Progress of Knowledge in Alexander and Patrick Russell’s Natural History of Aleppo”, « Eastern Resonances » Conference, Université de Montpellier.

2013: “Knowledge and The Natural History of Aleppo”, Queen’s University, Belfast.

2013: “La biographie comme genre romantique”, Centre Alexandre Koyré, EHESS, Paris.

2012: “Running for freedom: the politics of long-distance running in modern fiction”, “Sport and the Nation” conference, Kolkata, Inde.

2012: ““Opening the Heart and Lungs”: The Physiology of Laughter in Sterne’s Works”, “Sterne and Humour” Conference, University of Strasburg, convened by Anne Bandry & Peter de Voogd.

2012: ““A downright Man of Traffick”: Peter Anthony Motteux and the Querelle in England”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference, San Antonio, Etats-Unis.

2012: “Peter Motteux and the Battle of the Books” The ‘Battle of the Books’ and the European Republic of Letters, University of Canterbury.

2012: “La Théorie de la littérature selon Salman Rushdie”, Ecole Normale Supérieure.

2011: “Literature as audience: the public of football”, University of Paris-Sorbonne.

2011: “From querelle to quarrell”, ANR-AGON program, University of Oxford.

2011: “L’écriture du cas chez Kipling”, University of Paris 3-Sorbonne nouvelle.

2010: “Roderick Random and the Colonies”, “The Worlds of Tobias Smollett”, University of Paris-Sorbonne.

2010: “Sadiq jalal el ‘Azem, lecteur de Rushdie et de Saïd”, colloque “L’Orientalisme des Orientaux”, University of Amiens.

2010: “Translation, Transposition, Fictionalisation of Quarrels: from the Querelle to the Battle of the Books"”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Albuquerque, Etats-Unis.

2009: “Reconfigurations of Knowledge in the Eighteenth-Century Novel”, “Restoration to Reform” Seminar, Université d’Oxford.

2009: “Des Hommes et des Machines: problèmes de l’imitation dans le roman du XVIIIe siècle”, Séminaire “Texte et Critique du Texte”, University of Paris-Sorbonne.

2009: “Is cricket a fictional game ?”, “India And The Indian Diasporic Imagination” Conference, Montpellier.

2009: “De Heywood à Keats: y a-t-il une Psyché anglaise?”, “Psyché à la Renaissance” conference, Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours) and Centre des Monuments nationaux (Paris), Tours.

2009: “Truth and Fiction in the Early Modern Period”. With Richard Scholar. Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm.

2009:Candide et Rasselass: Deux philosophies du style”, conference to mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of Candide, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford.

2009: “Le Sylva Sylvarum de Bacon: un recueil d’anecdotes”, “Narratives and knowledge: The Early Modern Scientific Anecdote ( XVI-XVIIth centuries). New College Symposium, Oxford.

2009: “Le discours autour des automates et la question de la fiction au XVIIIe siècle”, “Ecritures scientifiques” seminar, Lille.

2008: “‘A compleat body of arts and sciences’: literature and science in the Eighteenth-Century”, Warwick Eighteenth-Century Centre, University of Warwick.

2008: “Bacon au XVIIIe siècle”, “Les Lumières en mouvement” Conference, Ecole Normale Supérieure LSH, Lyon.

2008: “Salman Rushdie, artiste universel”, Quai Branly Museum, Paris.

2008: “Traduire Swift en images”, “Illustration and Translation” Conference, Maison Française d’Oxford.

2008: Discussant, Atelier “Intellectual History”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, Oregon.

2008: Speaker, “Veuillez franchir la ligne”, Autour de Salman Rushdie, Cîté du livre, Aix en Provence.

2008: “Is a theory of travel-writing possible ?”, “On the Road: Writing Travel and Travellers” Conference, University of Jadavpur, Calcutta, India.

2007: “La Fiction est-elle une catégorie de la connaissance ?”, “Dans la fiction, devant le monde” Conference, Université d’Amiens.

2007: “Le roman indien entre nation et diaspora”, “Que faire des études postcoloniales ?” conference, Sciences-Po.

2006: “Le roman anglais du XVIIIe siècle est-il un roman encyclopédique ?”, “Roman et Encyclopédie” Conference, Université de Valenciennes.

2006: “Science vs Literature: From New Atlantis to the Academy of Lagado”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montréal.

2006: “Les avatars du Maure, de Shakespeare à Salman Rushdie”, University of Paris-Nanterre.

2006: “From manuscript to printed text: the workings of orality in Conrad’s Lord Jim”, “Textual Criticism” Conference, University of Jadavpur.