Monter Alice

Posted on September 28, 2019


Research themes

Dissertation Topic

  • In Defence of the Ministry: Factionalism and Pro-Ministerial Propaganda under Robert Harley, 1710-1715
    Supervised by: M. Frédéric Ogée (Université Paris Diderot – LARCA) and M. Greg Lynall (University of Liverpool – Eighteenth-Century Worlds)


  • 18th-century British history and literature
  • Interactions between literature and politics: pro-ministerial and opposition publications, factionalism, satire, and political patronage
  • Book and book trade history, early modern information diffusion, consumption, and reading practices

Current Project

  • I am currently preparing my doctoral thesis for publication, and working towards a political biography of the poet and diplomat Matthew Prior (1664-1721.
  • 2021 – Dual award PhD (Université de Paris/University of Liverpool)
  • 2015 – Agrégation d’anglais (secondary and higher education teaching qualification)
  • 2013 – MA in English (Université de Lorraine)
  • 2011 – BA in Modern Languages (English, Spanish, Russian) (Université de Lorraine)

      Publications :

      • « Harley, Political Narratives, and Deceit in Defoe’s Secret History of the Secret History of the White Staff », Digital Defoe, Issue 12.1, Fall 2020, pp. 42-48. ISSN 1948-1802
      • (forthcoming) « ‘I Have a dreadful Story to tell you’: stratégies informatives et narratives dans l’affaire Guiscard », XVII-XVIII
      • (forthcoming) Rachel Carnell, Backlash: Libel, Impeachment, and Populism in the Reign of Queen Anne (2020), Journal of British Studies. [Recension]

      Communications :

      • 2022   « ‘[A] coalition of the honestest Men of both Sides’: the electoral propaganda of Faults on Both Sides », Political Participation and Electoral Culture in Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century (Université de Newcastle, 7-9 juillet 2022)
      • 2022   « ‘Plain Mat/Has been doing at Paris, The Lord knows what’: Matthew Prior et l’exercice de diplomatie Harleyite », Territoires de diplomatie : le monde anglo-américain et ses relations extérieures aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, colloque international SEAA 1718  (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, 20-21 Janvier 2022)
      • 2020   « ‘I Have a dreadful Story to tell you’: Stratégies informatives et narratives dans l’affaire Guiscard (mars-avril 1711) » Informer et forger l’opinion en Europe et dans la jeune amérique aux XVIIè et XVIIIè siècles, colloque international jeunes chercheurs SEAA 1718 (Université de Haute Alsace, 24-25 Septembre 2020)
      • 2020   « ‘Our Dauntless Briton’: Robert Harley and Pro-Ministerial Writings during the Guiscard Affair » Natural, Unnatural and Supernatural, 49è conférence annuelle de la British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (St. Hugh’s College, Oxford – 8-10 janvier 2020).
      • 2019   « Harley, Political narratives and Deceit in Defoe’s Secret History of the Secret History of the White Staff », Crusoe at 300: Adaptations, Afterlives & Futures, conférence biennale de la Defoe Society (University of York – 10-12 juillet 2019)
      • 2018   « ‘The very War is made for Peace’: Use of Satire and Plain Speech in Shaping the Narrative over British Peace Negotiations with France (1711-1712) », Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies (University of York St John, 2 Juin 2018)
      • 2017   « Defining Tory Satire: Literary Opposition in the Period 1701-1730 », Intermediality and the Circulation of Knowledge in the Eighteenth-Century (Landau-Paris Symposium on the Eighteenth-Century, Sarrebruck, 8-10 Juin 2017