Position : Lecturer-Researcher
Title : Professor
CNU (National Council of Universities) section : English studies
Department : UFR2
Institutional affiliation : Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Accreditation to supervise PhD research (HDR) : Yes

Email : pierre.kapitaniak (at) univ-montp3.fr

Pierre Kapitaniak is Professor of early modern British civilisation at the University of Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. He works on Elizabethan drama as well as on the conception, perception, and representation of supernatural phenomena from 16th to 18th century. He published Spectres, Ombres et fantômes : Discours et représentations dramatiques en Angleterre (Honoré Champion, 2008), and co-edited Fictions du diable : démonologie et littérature (Droz, 2007). He translated into French and edited Thomas Middleton’s play The Witch / La sorcière (Classiques Garnier, 2012). He is also engaged with Jean Migrenne in a long-term project of translating early modern demonological treatises, and already published James VI’s Démonologie (Jérôme Millon, 2010) and Reginald Scot’s La sorcellerie démystifiée (Millon, 2015). He is currently working on the edition of a treatise of apparitions, Psichologie (1588), by Noël Taillepied.

Teaching :
  • 16th–18th-century British civilisation