University Paul-Valéry Montpellier

Founded on October 1289, the University of Montpellier is the third university created in France, after those of Paris and Toulouse. It is represented in Newseye by the RIRRA21 laboratory (Représenter, Inventer la réalité, du romantisme à l’aube du XXIe siècle) which is a multidisciplinary research team composed of specialists in French and European literature, film history, theatrical studies, music, art and cultural studies. 

The focus on "Literature and Media" is one of the specificities of RIRRA21 which, since its creation, is particularly attentive to the issue of the relationship between literature and the media. The research on "press and literature" has experienced great development in France and around the world for fifteen years and our laboratory has been a pioneer in this field.

Thereby, the members of RIRRA 21 from University of Montpellier are involved in the Newseye project as digital humanists.

Team Biographies

Marie-Ève Thérenty

Marie-Ève Thérenty is Professor of French Literature and Director of the RIRRA 21 Research Centre of Montpellier 3 University. Her research interests bears on relationships between press and Literature, in literary and cultural history. She has written and edited a number of books on literary journalism, including Mosaïques: être écrivain entre presse et roman (Champion, 2004), La Littérature au quotidien: Poétiques journalistiques au XIXe siècle (Seuil, 2007). She has also co-edited La Civilisation du journal. Histoire culturelle et littéraire de la presse française au XIXe siècle (nouveau monde, 2012). Her next book  about women literary journalists since the 19th century is to be published by CNRS editions. 


Pierre-Carl Langlais

Pierre-Carl Langlais is an Numapress post-doctoral researcher (Montpellier-III) and CELSA researcher in Information and Communication Sciences (Paris-IV Sorbonne), specialising in the use of new methods of text-mining in the study of historic press organs and digital archives. His thesis dedicated to "distant reading" of early stock exchange news organs received the Young Researcher Prize of the French Society for Information and Communication Sciences. He is involved in several open knowledge projects. 


Nejma Omari

Nejma Omari is a PhD student working on collection of articles between press and literature at the University Paul Valery Montpellier III. She is currently preparing a doctoral thesis in literature and digital humanities under the supervision of Marie-Eve Therenty.