Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay is Professor of 19th century British literature. She specialises in mainstream Victorian writers such as Dickens, in Gothic and fantastic fiction, and in detective fiction (Wilkie Collins, A. Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton), highlighting the hybridization and cross-fertilization between genres in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, but also closely focusing on questions of style and poetics. She also writes regularly on travel literatures and recently gave a paper on "Isabella Bird’s Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1880), at the crossroads between the anthropological, the auto-/fictional and the poeticized" (September 2019). She wrote Le Fantastique anglo-saxon (1998), translated George MacDonald’s Lilith (1895) into French in 2007, and published a monograph on Thomas De Quincey’s autobiographical works in 2010.