Murail Estelle


Research themes

  • Victorian Literature / contemporary Literature
  • Persistence
  • The city
  • Networks
  • Technologies, 19th century-present

Current Project

The Opium Imagination, 19th c- 21st c

Education and Academic Positions

  • 2013, Ph.D., Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 / King’s College London. Dissertation Title: “Beyond the Flâneur: Walking, Passage and Crossing in London and Paris in the Nineteenth Century”
  • 2009-2013, Junior Lecturer, Université Marne-La-Vallée
  • 2013-2014, Junior Lecturer, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
  • 2017-present: Senior Lecturer in British Literature, Institut Catholique de Paris

Administrative Responsibilities

      • Estelle Murail, Sara Thornton (eds), Dickens and the Virtual City: Urban Perception and the Production of Social Space (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
      • “A body passes by: The flâneur and the senses in nineteenth-century London and Paris,” The Senses and Society, Volume 12, 2017, Issue 2: The Senses and Urban Public Space.
      • “‘Du croisement de leurs innombrables rapports’: Baudelaire and De Quincey’s flâneurs,” in Klaus Benesch, François Specq (eds), Walking and the Aesthetics of Modernity: Pedestrian Mobility in Literature and the Arts (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
      • “‘He crossed and re-crossed the way repeatedly’: illegible crossings in Poe’s ‘The Man of the Crowd.’” Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens, n°83, printemps 2016.
      • “The Flâneur’s Scopic Power or the Victorian Dream of Transparency,” Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens, n°77, avril 2013.

      >> Publications and Papers in the open archive HAL