Christelle Serée-Chaussinand

Christelle Serée-Chaussinand is Senior Lecturer at the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon), where she teaches contemporary Irish literature, civilisation and culture. Her research focuses on autobiographical writing and the modes of self-representation at the interface between text and image, in literature, painting and the visual arts in general. She is the author of several publications on contemporary Irish literature, more specifically on such writers and artists as Sean O’Faolain, Sebastian Barry, Derek Mahon, Paul Muldoon, Seamus Heaney, Sinéad Morrissey or Louis le Brocquy. She is in charge of the “Image et Critique” research program of the Centre Interlangues TIL (EA 4182), and runs a seminar entitled: “Critique et création: Les images en question”. She is the treasurer and circulation officer of Interfaces, a journal of word & image studies.


Co-editor with Sophie Aymès and Marie-Odile Bernez. “Texte et image: la théorie au 21ème siècle / Word and Image: Theory in the 21st Century”. Interfaces 32 (2011).

Co-edition and translation of the exhibition catalogue “Messagerie” by Simon Morley at Musée des Beaux Arts, Dijon (6 May 2010 – 3 January 2011). Utopia Press, 2010:

“Actaeon Revisited”. New Hibernia Review – Iris Éireannach Nua. University of St Thomas (St Paul, Minn., USA), Winter 2014 (forthcoming).

“Les métamorphoses d’Actéon”, Interfaces 34: Re-Readings and Re-Viewings of Sacred/Archetypal Narratives in Literature and the Arts, College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass. USA), Université Paris VII, Université de Bourgogne (Dijon), 2014 (forthcoming).

“‘[I]t wasn’t in the picture and is not’: Blind spots and vanishing points in Irish self-portraits”, in L. Petit et P. Tollance (eds.). Point, Dot Period… The Dynamics of Punctuation in Text and Image. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014 (forthcoming).

“Espaces en contrepoint : une esthétique de l’enfermement chez Deirdre Madden” in N. Arambasin (ed.). Espaces de vie de l’artiste : Les internements à l’œuvre. Besançon, Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2014, (forthcoming).

“Derek Mahon’s Literal Littorals”, American Notes and Queries (ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews), Vol. 25(1), Routledge, February 2012: 51-58.

“‘Bring out artists; take music, or the calm light of Dutch interior art…’: Derek Mahon’s Pictorial Poems”. Interfaces 29: Artists’ Words & Writers’ Images. College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass. USA), Université Paris VII, Université de Bourgogne (Dijon), 2010: 217-231.