Nathalie Ferrand

      

  1. 1.Curriculum


  1. 2.Papers and lectures


  1. 3.Publications





      
 

               

        2011

                 

                                                             

        

           

          2012


 

 

Background

She studied at the Ecole normale supérieure (Rue d’Ulm) and obtained her doctorate in Modern Literature from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne. She holds an agrégation in Modern Literature and the Habilitation à diriger des recherches (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne). Before joining the CNRS, she has taught at the Universities of Orléans and Paris-Sorbonne.


In 2004-2005, she was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for research on ‘the French novel in Germany during the eighteenth century’ (host institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich). In the last years, she was the French coordinator of a trilateral Villa Vigoni workshop entitled ‘Imagination: the camera oscura of the narrative process’ (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – Villa Vigoni, Menaggio, 2007-2009). In 2007-2011, she was a research fellow at the Maison française d’Oxford and an associate member of the French Sub-faculty.

In Oxford, she organized together with Nicholas Cronk a conference on ‘Les 250 ans de Candide’ and a study day on ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau et les querelles de son temps’. In November 2012 she gave the Besterman lecture on ‘Rousseau: archive and invention’ at the Bodleian Library (Video). A short presentation of a Rousseau’s manuscript she discovered in Oxford is available here: Video.


Research Interests


18th-century French and European literature, especially Rousseau; poetics of the novel; illustrated books and book history; manuscripts and genetic criticism; marginalia (Voltaire); Italian novels (P. Chiari)



Selected publications


Books (selection)

  1. Livre et lecture dans les romans français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2002, 383 p.

  2. Livres vus, livres lus. Une traversée du roman illustré des Lumières, Oxford, SVEC, 2009:03, 282 p.

  3. Traduire et illustrer le roman au XVIIIe siècle, ed., Oxford, SVEC, 2011:05, 386 p.

  4. Genesis n°34 Brouillons des Lumières,  ed.,  Paris, 2012, 162 p.

  5. Les 250 ans de ‘Candide’. Lectures et relectures, ed. with N. Cronk, Louvain, Peeters, 2014, 636 p.


Articles (selection)

  1. The map of reading in ‘la Romancie’’, in Remapping the Rise of the European Novel: 1500-1800, SVEC 2007:10, pp. 171-184

  2. La matière de la littérature: les narrations polychromes de Louis-Antoine Caraccioli’, in Aux limites de l’imitation. L’ut pictura poesis à l’épreuve de la matière aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Rodopi, 2009, pp. 155-168

  3. C’est en habits d’homme qu’une femme peut philosopher: figures féminines du philosophe dans Thérèse philosophe et La Filosofessa italiana’, in Figures du philosophe dans les lettres anglaises et françaises, Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2010, pp. 171-187

  4. ‘L’illustration des œuvres de Rousseau’, in Jean-Jacques Rousseau et les arts, Paris, Editions du patrimoine-Centre des Monuments nationaux, 2012, pp. 54-66

  5. Hamlet dans La Nouvelle Héloïse: la leçon d’arts visuels de Gravelot à Rousseau’, French Studies, 67.4, October 2013, pp. 494-507

  6. ‘Rétrograder avec Jean-Jacques. Une édition des manuscrits de La Nouvelle Héloïse’, in Annales Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Tome 51, 2014, pp. 381-405

  7. ‘Translating and illustrating the 18th century novel’, in Word & Image, 30.4, 2014, pp. 181-193

  8. ‘Illustrer Diderot. Ses romans face au supplément de la gravure’, Diderot Studies, n°34, July 2016, pp. 53-70


Teaching and direction of research


  1. Course on ‘Genetic criticism: texts and forms’ (Master 1 Theory of literature), Ecole normale supérieure, Paris

  2. Programme director ‘18th Century Literary Manuscripts’ at the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes, Paris


Grants and awards


  1. Research programme funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (2006-2009)

  2. Research fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (2004-2005)

Address:

Institut des Textes et Manuscrits modernes, CNRS- Ecole normale supérieure, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris

Email

Nathalie Ferrand is a Research Professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. In 2011, she joined the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, where she directs the programme ‘18th Century Literary Manuscripts’.

She is a former fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. She is a member of the Fund committee of the Voltaire Foundation, Oxford and a member of the Advisory Board of French Studies.