Vasset Sophie

Posted on September 13, 2019


Research themes

  • Eighteenth-century Medicine
  • History of Infertility
  • Body Studies
  • Eighteenth-century literature
  • Performance Studies

Current Project

  • Cultural representations of infertility in the Eighteenth Century
  • Representations of Guts and Bowels (publication underway)
  • History of Pantomimes in Britain

Research Supervision

  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • British Literature, 1650-1820
  • Theatre Studies
  • Body Studies

Education and Academic Positions

  • 2006, Ph.D., University Paris 7. Dissertation Title: Medicine and Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Britain
  • 2007-present, Associate Professor, Université Paris-Diderot

Administrative Responsibilities

  • In charge of the year planning for the department (with administrator Murielle Guillemont)
  • Member of the Department Board (Conseil d’UFR)
  • Member of the LARCA council
  • Steering Committee of the (
  • Co-director of the “Early Modernities” research axis
  • Director of the Fondation des États-Unis, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (
  • Secretary of the Society of Anglo-American Studies for the 17th and 18th Century (SEAA 17-18)


  • Détruire, prescrire, guérir : médecine et fiction dans la Grande-Bretagne du XVIIIe siècle (“La République des Lettres” series, Montréal, QC, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2011).
  • The Physics of Language in Roderick Random (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2009).

Edited volumes

  • Raconter la maladie au dix-huitième siècle, Revue Dix-Huitième Siècle, eds. Sophie Vasset and Alexandre Wenger, La Découverte, 2015.
  • Recycling in the 18th Century: The Afterlife of Used Things, eds. Sophie Vasset, Amélie Junqua and Ariane Fennetaux, New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
  • Medicine and Narration in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Sophie Vasset (Oxford : SVEC 2013 :04)

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