• Societal and economic transition & Risk management

Conflicts, representations and dialogues in the English-speaking World (CORPUS)

Research unit - UR 4295


CORPUS focuses its research on the issue of heritage, its ruptures and its reappropriations in English-speaking countries. The work of the members of CORPUS, who are lecturers-researchers and literary doctoral students, civilisationists and linguists, is structured around three axes: "Revisited spaces" (Axis 1), "Images and identities" (Axis 2), and "Transmissions and mutations" (Axis 3).

CORPUS organizes three research seminars, one in British civilization, “In Search of Great Britain”, and two in literature, “Seeds of Literature” and “Politics of the Imagination”.

Tradition, History, Heritage, Politics, Religion, Heritage, Civilizations, Literature, Exchanges, Culture


  • Cyril Caux
  • Frédérique Spill
  • Mélanie Torrent
    Deputy director
  • Leonardo CONTRERAS ROA


10 rue des Français libres
Citadelle, E. 222
80080 AMIENS



Effectif total : 39

Personnel de recherche : 28

Personnel d'appui à la recherche : 1



• Languages and memory in English-speaking countries

• Heritage: rupture and reappropriation applied to civilizations and literatures of the English-speaking world.

• Spaces revisited (heritage and space – physical space or virtual space; national or cultural space)

• Images and identities

• Transfers and transfers of assets

Example(s) of projects

1. Seminar "Politics of the imagination: romanticism and its heritages": "Prisons and scalpels: radical variations on a gothic theme" (Marion Leclair, University of Artois). 🡭

2. CNRS Thematic School, co-organized by LARCA, CIRESC, CORPUS and IUF: "Questions of «race», color and colonial fact in the English-speaking worlds: new corpus, terrain and construction sites". 🡭

3. "Scotland and Nationalism: cultural and political aspects of Scottish identity from the medieval period to the present": annual congress of the SFEE organized by Clarisse Godard Desmarest at the UPJV. 🡭

Example(s) of publications

1. Céline Mansanti, Hans Bak (ed.), Transatlantic Intellectual Networks, 1914-1964, Cambridge Scholars, 2019. 🡭

2. Nathalie Saudo-Welby, Le Courage de déplaire : le roman féministe à la fin de l’ère victorienne, Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2019. 🡭

3. Frédérique Spill et Randall Wilhelm (ed.), Journal of the Short Story in English 75 "Special Issue: Ron Rash". 🡭

4. Marie Laniel, Frédérique Spill et Aurélie Thiria-Meulemans (ed.), Polysèmes 25 "Lieux revisités". 🡭

5. Marie Ruiz, "Migration Infrastructure and Brokerage in Victorian Female Emigration Societies", Journal of Migration Studies 7.1 (2021): 24-50. 🡭

All publications can be found here : 🡭

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

National : Université d’Artois, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Brest, Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, Institut universitaire de France, Université Paris Cité, CNRS, Sciences Po Lille, Université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin

International: University of Cape Town (Afrique du Sud), City University of New York (Etats-Unis), University of Texas at Austin (Etats-Unis), Institute of Commonwealth Studies (Royaume-Uni), University of St Andrews (Ecosse), University of British Columbia (Canada), University of Sheffield (Royaume-Uni), Liverpool John Moores University (Royaume-Uni), Université de Richmond (Etats-Unis), University of Bristol (Royaume-Uni), University of Exeter (Royaume-Uni), Boston University (Etats-Unis), University of Mississippi (Etats-Unis), Anderson University (Etats-Unis)

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Services provided

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Doctorates, thesis and seminars

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Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management
    • Territories, heritage and culture