Dr Liliane Campos is Assistant Professor in English and Theatre studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She became a fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2018. Her current research project examines the biological perspective in contemporary literature. Her published articles explore ways in which contemporary novelists, poets, dramatists and performers appropriate, transform and engage with the images and discourse of science. Liliane has also 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 edited or co-edited special issues of Alternatives théâtrales, Sillages Critiques and Epistémocritique, conference proceedings on Fabula.org and a collective book about Tom Stoppard (Lectures de Tom Stoppard : Arcadia, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2011).
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).