French Literary History: Cultures of Topology

“French Literary History: Cultures of Topology” is a collaborative project on French literary history whose primary goal is to identify and analyze hitherto unnoticed patterns in French literary history. It does so by focusing on different commonplaces, topoi, and by evaluating these topoi’s historical and esthetical functions and evolution in literature. The projects second goal is methodological and concerns the possibility of developing a viable topological method for literary historiography.  

The project consists of one principal investigator, one associate professor, two postdocs and two phd-students. It has a wide range of international collaborators and organizes a series of academic events conferences, lectures, seminars, master-classes etc.

The project started in September 2014 and lasts four years.




Name Title Phone E-mail
Meiner, Carsten Professor +45 353-28633 E-mail


Independent Research Fund Denmark