Constantinesco Thomas

Posted on September 15, 2019


Research themes

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Literature and History
  • Medical Humanities

Current Project

As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford (2019-2021), I am at work on a research project called “Suffering America: Writing Pain in Nineteenth-Century United States Literature” (USPAIN: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017 793204). It includes among other research actions the completion of book-length project, tentatively titled “The House of Pain”: Suffering, Writing, Thinking in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, that looks at the literary experience of pain and suffering from Emerson to Henry and Alice James.

Research Supervision:

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Literary Translation

Education and Academic Positions:

A former student of the École normale supérieure, I hold an agrégation in English. I was appointed as Associate Professor at Université Paris Diderot in 2010 where I teach American Literature and Literary Translation. Before joining Paris Diderot, I also taught at Yale University and Keble College and Magdalen College, Oxford. Between 2014 and 2019, I was a junior research fellow at the Institut universitaire de France. From 2019 to 2021, I will be a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Elected Member of the English Department Scientific Council at Paris Diderot. 2012-2019.
  • Deputy Member of the French Academic Council for English Studies (Conseil National des Universités 11è section). 2015-2019.
  • Deputy Member of scientific council for the Institut Humanités et Sciences de Paris (IHSP). 2016-present.
  • Elected Advisory Board Member of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society. 2016-2019.
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Transatlantica. 2011-present.
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Études anglaises. 2019-present.
  • Manuscript reviewer for Textual Practice; Interdisciplinary Literary Studies; Études anglaises; Transatlantica: American Studies Journal; Revue française d’études américaines; Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World; ThéorÈmes; Interventions: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies.
  • “Limning New Regions of Thought : Emerson’s Abstract Regionalism,” co-authored with Cécile Roudeau. ESQ : A Journal of the American Renaissance, vol. 60, n°2 (2014), p. 287-328.
  • “Living for the Dead in Henry James’s ‘Maud-Evelyn,’” Caliban: A French Journal of English Studies, n°56 (2016), 41-54.
  • “The Dial and the Untimely ‘Spirit of the Time,’” American Periodicals 28.1 (April 2018): 21-40.


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