Literary Configurations UR 1337

Scientific project

Literary Configurations(Configurations littéraires) brings together all University of Strasbourg scholars conducting research on French, French-language and comparative literature. It covers literature theory and history as well as the comparative study of French and foreign literatures across the eras. It comprises three research centers that work both independently on their own projects and jointly on cross-cutting projects.

  • CELAR(Center for the Study of Ancien Régime Literatures)
  • CERIEL(Center for the Study of Representations: Ideas, Aesthetics, Nineteenth to Twenty-First Century Literatures)
  • The Europe of Letters(Center for the Study of Comparative Literature)

Our scholars work on two main research areas (Literature and History and Borders and transfers), with collaborations between all three of our member teams.

We also have a collection bearing our name,Configurations littéraires, at the Presses universitaires de Strasbourg.

We have also been supervising the Interdisciplinary Thematic Institute on “Ethics, Literature and Arts” LETHICAsince January 2020.


Comparative literature, French-language literatures, children’s literature, literature and history, literature and knowledge, ethics

Université de Strasbourg
Université de Haute-Alsace
Réseau national des Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme