Liliane Campos is a lecturer in English and Theatre studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her current research focuses on the uses of biological and medical discourse in contemporary fiction, drama and poetry. She has published two books on science in British theatre: The Dialogue of Art and Science in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (Presses universitaires de France, 2011) and Sciences en scène dans le théâtre britannique contemporain (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2012). She has also edited a special issue of Alternatives théâtrales, “Côté Sciences” (2009), exploring the work of director Jean-François Peyret and the role of science in European theatre today, and co-edited two collections of articles on contemporary drama (Lectures de Tom Stoppard, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2011 ; Le Théâtre et son autre, Sillages Critiques n°18, 2014, online: http://sillagescritiques.revues.org/3920).
Assistant professor of American literature at Sorbonne-Nouvelle University (Paris III), Pierre-Louis Patoine is the author of a book on the role of the empathic, physiological body in the experience of reading (Corps/texte, ENS Editions, 2015). He has published articles on contemporary American literature, biosemiotics and literary neuroaesthetics and is co-editor of the online journal Epistemocritique (http://epistemocritique.org).