Skip to main content


Dr Lise Jaillant is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University, UK. She previously held positions at Newcastle University, the University of East Anglia and the University of Manchester.

Lise grew up in France and studied sociology at Sciences-Po Paris (one of the prestigious "grandes écoles"). She then did an MA (Distinction) in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London, and a PhD in English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Lise specialises in twentieth-century literature and culture, with a particular interest in literary institutions (publishers, creative writing programmes). All her research has been based on archival work and supported by world-class organisations such as the British Academy, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the Humboldt foundation, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin (Texas), the Bibliographical Society of America and the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Picture: Lise's first book on open shelves at the Biblioth√®que Nationale de France