STOREY Françoise


Centre Transdisciplinaire d’Épistémologie de la Littérature et des arts vivants (CTEL)
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS)



Françoise STOREY is a full-time Associate Professor and Researcher at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. She is affiliated to the Centre Transdisciplinaire d’Epistémologie de la Littérature (CTEL). In 1997, she defended her doctoral thesis on Allegory in the works of Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter.  She then published several articles on Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel. As a member of the CTEL, with Jeff Storey, and in collaboration with the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the University of Rennes, she organized the international conference on "Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Arts and Science" that took place in Nice, France, in June 2011 and published a volume of selected papers from the conference in 2015. She is presently doing research on Myth, the Monomyth (Joseph Campbell) and storytelling as part of the course she teaches on "Mythology and Video-games".

She also teaches English as a second language in the graduate engineering school Polytech'Nice-Sophia where she is the school language coordinator.


Individual publications :

L’Allégorie dans l’oeuvre de Margaret Atwood et Angela Carter, PhD thesis, Lille: Presses Universitaires de Lille, 1998.

"Desire in The Handmaid’s Tale", in Cahiers de l’I.P.E.C, Rouen : Université de Rouen, n°6, 1999.

"Subversive Corporeal Discourse in Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Female Body’", in Telling Stories: Postcolonial Short Fiction in English, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2001.

“Law, the word of God and Subversion in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale”, in Cycnos, Université de Nice, Editions du Centre de Recherche d’Etudes de Langue Anglaise, vol.19 (n°2), 2002.

Publications with Jeff Storey :

"History and Allegory in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake", in Cycnos, Nice, Faculté des Lettres de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, vol. 22:2, 2006 (Title of the issue: La science-fiction dans l’histoire, l’histoire dans la science-fiction).

 "Re-writing a woman’s crime: Alias Grace and the absence of truth", in Fiction, Crime and the Feminine, Rédouane Abouddahab & Josiane Paccaud-Huguet (eds), Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, March 2011.

"‘God is a cluster of Neurons’: Spirituality and Gene Manipulation in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake", in Literature and Spirituality in the English-Speaking World, Kathie Birat & Brigit Zaugg (eds.), Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt, New York, Oxford, Vienna, Peter Lang (Coll. Recherche en Littérature et Spiritualité, vol. 22), 2014, pp. 32-47.

Theorizing the Spiritual: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Arts and Sciences, Claude Le Fustec, Françoise Storey & Jeff Storey, Bruxelles & Paris, Editions Modulaires Européennes & Collectif des Editeurs Indépendants, 2015.

"Transcending Postcolonial Identity Through Myth: Yann Martel’s Life of Pi", in Literary Location and Dislocation of Myth in the Post/Colonial Anglophone World, André Dodeman & Elodie Raimbault (eds), Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2018.

"The Goddess, the serpent and video games: at the origins of the Monomyth", in Journal of Archaeomythology (forthcoming).

Conference participation:

International Conference “ L’histoire dans la Science-fiction, La Science-fiction dans l’Histoire”, C.R.E.L.A, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, March 2005.

International conference “Women and Crime in the British Isles and North America since 1500”, C.A.R.M.A, University of Lyon 2 & 3, September 2008.

International conference “Women and Spirituality”, L.E.R.M.A, Université d’Aix-en-Provence, June 2009.Contribution on: "Spirituality, voice and "the language of the marshes" in Margaret Atwood's world of fiction".

International Conference “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality”, University of Vienna (Austria), July 2009.

International Conference “Translating Myth”, Essex University (Colchester, England), September 2013. Paper read on "Life of Pi: a myth for the third millenium".

International Conference “Location and Dislocation of Myth in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World”, 9-11 April, Université Stendhal 3, Grenoble (France).

International Conference "Mythcriticism: Myth and audiovisual creation", October 2018, University of Madrid (Spain).

Conference organization:

Co-organized the 1stInternational Conference on “Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Arts and Sciences”, C.T.E.L  University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, co-organized with the University of Rennes, June 2011.

Key words : Canadian Literature, Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, Monomyth, Myth, didactics, fantasy, science-fiction, allegory, ecology, post-secular, sciences and religion, Commonwealth literature, storytelling.

Recherche et activités
Domaines de recherche
Etudes anglophones