Jeff STOREY is a full-time University Associate Professor and Researcher in the English Department of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis where he teaches translation, creative writing, history of ideas and North-Amercian literature. Formerly a researcher at the Centre de Recherche sur les Etudes de Langue Anglaise (CRELA), he is now affiliated tothe Centre Transdisciplinaire d’Epistémologie de la Littérature (CTEL). In 1999 he defended his doctoral thesis on F. Scott Fitzgerald and literary criticism. As the chairman of the Centre for Canadian Studies of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis between 2003 and 2007, he participated in the organization of the 5th International Conference on Science-Fiction in Nice in June 2005 which welcomed Margaret Atwood. He has published several articles on science-fiction, 20th century American literature and Canadian Literature which he teaches at the University of Nice. His recent contributions were articles co-written with Françoise Storey. As a member of the CTEL, with Françoise Storey, and in collaboration with the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the University of Rennes, he organized the international conference on "Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Arts and Science" that took place in Nice, France, in June 2011. He published a collective book entitled Theorizing the Spiritual: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Arts and Sciences (EME publishing) in 2015. He is also the co-founder and a permament member of the scientific council of international research group Theorias (founded in 2011). As a lecturer on literature and cinema at the Arts Faculty of the University of Nice, he is presently focusing his research on myth, storytelling and creative writing.
1. « Retour vers l’Eden, ou comment échapper à la guerre atomique dans trois oeuvres de Science Fiction des années 50 », in Métaphore, Nice, Faculté des Lettres de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, vol. 25 (Title of the issue : « Utopie et Dystopie »), December 1995, pp. 97-107.
2. « Style and the Figure of the Author : F.Scott Fitzgerald’s Textual Identity and the Role of Rhetoric and Borrowed Narrative Technique in its Construction », in Cycnos, Nice, Faculté des Lettres de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, vol. 14:2 (Title of the issue : « La Problématique de l’Auteur »), 1997, pp. 127-141.
3. Communication : « Roger Grenier’s Trois Heures du Matin : Contemporary French Images of Scott Fitzgerald » : 5th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, June 2000.
Collective Publications :
4. “History and Allegory in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake”, in Cycnos, Nice, Faculté des Lettres de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, vol. 22:2, 2006 (Title of the issue: La science-fiction dans l’histoire, l’histoire dans la science-fiction).
5. "Re-writing a woman’s crime: Alias Grace and the absence of truth", in Fiction, Crime and the Feminine, Abouddahab, Rédouane & Paccaud-Huguet, Josiane (eds), Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, March 2011.
6. "Ecological Disaster, the Book and eternal vigilance in Margaret Atwood's work", forthcoming.
7. "Life of Pi: a Poly-orthodox Myth for the Third Millenium", forthcoming.
8. "'God is a cluster of Neurons’: Spirituality and Gene Manipulation in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake", in Literature and Spirituality in the English-Speaking World, Kathie Birat & Brigit Zaugg (eds.), Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang (Coll. Recherche en Littérature et Spiritualité, vol. 22), 2014, pp. 32-47.
9. Theorizing the Spiritual: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Arts and Sciences, Claude Le-Fustec, Françoise & Jeff Storey (dir.), Fernelmont (Belgique), Editions EME, collection « Esthétique et Spiritualité », 2015.
10. "Spirituality and Video Games: Re-inventing Initiation in the Digital Age", in Spirituality: an Interdisciplinary View, Jennifer Mata, Tihana Kovac, Gace Miller (eds), Oxford, Interdisciplinary Press, 2016, pp. 151-161.
International conference “Women and Crime in the British Isles and North America since 1500”, C.A.R.M.A, University of Lyon 2 & 3, September 2008.
International conference “Women and Spirituality”, L.E.R.M.A, Université d’Aix-en-Provence, June 2009.Contribution on: "Spirituality, voice and "the language of the marshes" in Margaret Atwood's world of fiction".
International Conference “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality”, University of Vienna (Austria), July 2009.
International Conference “Translating Myth”, Essex University (Colchester, England), September 2013. Paper read on "Life of Pi: a myth for the third millenium".
Co-organized the 5th International Conference on “ L’histoire dans la Science-fiction, La Science-fiction dans l’Histoire”, C.R.E.L.A, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, March 2005.
Co-organized the 1st International Conference on “Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in the Arts and Sciences”, C.T.E.L University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, co-organized with the University of Rennes, June 2011.
Key words : Canadian Literature, Margaret Atwood, American Literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald, memoires, autobiography, History, genealogy, Fiction & History, creative writing, historical fiction, Yann Martel, Myth, video-games, storytelling, initiation.