Lise Guilhamon’s research interests focus primarily on the intersections between English literature, coloniality, and multilingualism in fiction. After writing her PhD dissertation on the poetics and politics of language and multilingualism in Indian English fiction, her work focused on the novels and essays of Amitav Ghosh and on colonial fiction (Kipling, Conrad, E.M. Forster). In 2021-22, she will be working on the question of the representations of the Indian landscape, framed in an ecocritical perspective, in colonial and postcolonial fiction. This project, focusing on narrative representations of Indian landscape, climate and ecology, aims at exploring issues of environmental justice through the overlaps between ecological and postcolonial concerns.
Guilhamon is an associate professor of English literature at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin, one of the components of the Paris-Saclay University cluster. She was formerly an assistant professor at the University of the Sorbonne (2007-09), and a visiting scholar at Northwestern University in 2007. She is an alumna of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris.