Francoise Lavocat#


Michael Huth
Membership Number:4442
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Elected:2017
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Homepage(s):http://www.univ-paris3.fr/mme-lavocat-francoise-149574.kjsp





Present and Previous Positions

  • Since 2018 President of the International Society for fiction and Fictionality studies
  • 2017 Visiting professor at the University of Chicago
  • 2015 - 2025 Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France
  • 2014 - 2015 Fellow at the Wissenschaftkolleg in Berlin
  • 2013 - 2015 President of the French Society of General and Comparative Literature
  • 2013 Visiting professor at the University of Chicago
  • 2011 - 2020 Director of the Institute of Comparative Research at the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Since 2011 Professor of Comparative Literature at the University Paris 3-Sorbonne nouvelle
  • 2009 - 2013 director of the international project “Hermes. History and Theories of Interpretations”
  • 2000 - 2011 Director of the Institute of comparative research in early modern period (C.L.A.M.) at Paris 7-Denis Diderot
  • 2001 - 2011 Professor of Comparative Literature at the University Paris 7- Denis Diderot
  • 2001 - 2005 first co-director and then director of the international project “Styles and Divisions of Knowledge” (“Styles et partages des savoirs”) 1550-1700
  • 1999 - 2001 Associate Professor at the University Paris 7-Denis Diderot
  • 1994 - 1999 Associate Professor at the University Lumière-Lyon II

Fields of Scholarship
  • Fact and fiction
  • Theory of possible worlds
  • Narrative of catastrophes
  • Interpretation and cognitive sciences
  • Demographie of ficional universes (19e s)
  • European literatures and cultures of early modernity

Honours and Awards
  • 1999 Prize of the Academie des Sciences morales et politiques (Prize Adrien Duvant), for the book: "Arcadies Malheureuses, aux origines du roman moderne" (Champion, France 1998)
  • 2021 Honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago

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