Le Seven Emilia

Posted on September 24, 2019


Research themes

Dissertation Topic:

  • America’s Trial by Sea in James Fenimore Cooper’s Sea Novels.
    Supervised  by: Cécile Roudeau

Current Project


  • ATER Université Rennes 2
  • 2019-2020: Graduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley (USA)
  • 2014: Agrégation in English
  • 2010-2013: MA in British, North-American and Postcolonial Studies, with a major in American literature. Thesis subject: “Captains in Troubled Waters: rewriting the national narrative in James Fenimore Cooper’s historical and sea romance The Pilot.”
  • 2011-2012: Fulbright FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant). University of St Thomas, MN.


      • « Fluctuating Geographies : An Oceanic Approach to Israel Potter », Leviathan. A Journal of Melville Studies, 20: 3, 2018: pp. 35-44. (Article adapted from the paper presented in Robert S. Levine’s seminar « Israel Potter and the Great Transatlantic Novel ». 11th International Melville Conference, King’s College, London, June 27-30, 2017).
      • « Wayne Franklin, James Fenimore Cooper: The Later Years », Transatlantica [online], 2017, uploaded on October 16, 2018. [Book review]
      • ‘’’Water leaves no trail’ : eau, trace et mémoire dans The Last of the Mohicans,“ in James Fenimore Cooper ou la frontière mélancolique. The last of the Mohicans et The Leatherstocking Tales. Agnès Derail and Cécile Roudeau (ed.), Actes de la recherche à l’ENS, n°16, Paris, Editions Rue d’Ulm, 2016, pp. 49-61.

      Conference Papers:

      • “Pour une autre histoire transatlantique des États-Unis: l’écriture du mythe de Christophe Colomb dans Mercedes of Castile de James Fenimore Cooper.” Journée d’études Mythes nationaux et récits des origines. Université de Paris, LARCA. 8 janvier 2021. Via Zoom.
      • “Sounding of Recovering the Role of Touch in Antebellum Seascapes.” Séminaire doctoral The Working Group on the Novel. Stanford University. Respondent: Prof. Margaret Cohen. 28 mai 2020. Via Zoom. 
      • « Cross-dressing sailors et jeunes-filles rebelles : discipline et indiscipline du personnage féminin dans les premiers romances maritimes de James Fenimore Cooper », 2019 AFEA Conference, Nantes (France), May 21-24, 2019.
      • « Sounding; or, Recovering the Haptic in Cooper’s Seascapes ». Symposium “Sharp Peaks and Edges of Truths”: Literary Haptics in the Long Nineteenth Century. UCL London – Paris Diderot. London (UK), June 18-19, 2018.
      • « Fenimore Cooper’s America: or, the Island Continent. Hybridizing the Continent ». AFEA Graduate student symposium, Nice (France), May 21, 2018.
      • « Cooper vs Oceanic Studies ». 21st International James Fenimore Cooper Conference. SUNY Oneonta, N. Y., September 27-30, 2017.