Sophie Aymes-Stokes

Sophie Aymes-Stokes is Senior Lecturer at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon (France) where she teaches British literature and visual culture. Her research focuses on intermediality, printmaking and illustration in Britain in the first half of the 20th century and she has written on artists and/or writers such as Michael Ayrton, A.S. Byatt, Benjamin Britten, Graham Greene, Peter Lanyon, Mervyn Peake, and John Piper, and on subjects such as illustration, printmaking, wood-engraving, Neo-Romanticism, stage design, and landscape. She is co-editor of the bilingual word & image journal Interfaces and she is co-founder of Illustratio, a French research group and network specialising in illustration studies.


In and Out: Eccentricity in Britain. Co-edited with Laurent Mellet. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.

Sophie Aymes, Marie-Odile Bernez et Christelle Serée-Chaussinand (dir.). « Texte et image : la théorie au 21ème siècle / Word and Image: Theory in the 21st Century ». Interfaces 32 (2011).

“The 1946 Production of The Fairy Queen in Covent Garden: ‘A Triumph of British music and Stagecraft’?” Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique XVII:4 (2013).  Musique, nation et identité : la renaissance de la musique anglaise, formes et conditions. Couderc, Gilles & et Héberlé, Jean-Philippe (dir.) : 51-71.

“Text, Image and Embroidery: Threads and Scratches”. Texte, texture, textile. Variations sur le tissage dans la musique, les arts plastiques et la littérature. Bort, Françoise & Dupont, Valérie (dir.). Dijon : Éditions Universitaires de Dijon, 2013 : 101-112.

« Illustration et intermédialité : entre gravure et photographie ». La Licorne. Autour du tiers pictural, sous la direction de Guilbard, Anne-Cécile (dir.) : 2013.

“Eccentricity in Mervyn Peake’s work”. Miracle Enough: Papers on the Works of Mervyn Peake. Winnington, G. Peter (ed.). Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013: 139-152

“Ivy and Bones: ruins and reversibility during the Blitz”. Études Britanniques Contemporaines 43 (2012) : 55-71.