I am Full Professor of Medieval French Language and Literature at the University of Grenoble Alpes. Alumna of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, I graduated as doctor (2002) and habilitée à diriger les recherches (2013) at Paris IV-Sorbonne University. I have been post-doctoral research fellow at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (2003-2004), Assistant then Associate Professor at the University of Lille (2004-2014).
My research explores the ways new forms of communication (drama, the printing press, the ‘orators’ and their practices of public discourse) shaped Late Medieval and Early Modern public sphere in French-speaking areas (15th-16th c.), in connection with other regions, mostly Dutch-speaking.
In Poétique de George Chastelain (Champion, 2005), I analyzed the status of official writers in Burgundy. Then I widened my survey to written and spectacular representations of present time during the 15th and the first decades of the 16th century. I developed a special interest towards Pre- and Early Modern performing arts, studying their poetics, their social impact and their uses as media. My most recent works are a monograph on French Morality plays and the on-going critical edition of 120 allegorical plays from the 14th to the 17th century.
National and international awards (including British Academy award 2006) ; junior member of the Institut universitaire de France (2015-2020).