Dr. Justine Feyereisen is Assistant Professor of French Studies (ATLV and AEX) at the Université libre de Bruxelles and currently a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford where she is conducting a research project entitled “Poetics of Cosmopolitical Utopias: Challenging Borders with Literature”. She is affiliated with Wolfson College and visiting researcher at the Maison Française d’Oxford. Her first book, conceptualising a new field of research in literature studies called sensopoetics, is about to be published in Classiques Garnier: “Sens: J.M.G. Le Clézio. Essai de sensopoétique”. Her most recent publications are entitled “Utopie et migration. Les murs selon Glissant et Chamoiseau” (Phantasia, 2020) and “From Sideration to Consideration: Reimagining Migration Representations with Utopian Poetry” (Routed Magazine, 2020). She is the editor of “Movere. Littérature, corporéité et mouvement” (Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire, 98.3, 2020) and the co-editor with Paul Dirkx of “Corps” (Cahiers J.-M.G. Le Clézio, 12, 2019). Vice-President of the Association des lecteurs de J.-M.G. Le Clézio and member of the editorial board of Cahiers J.-M.G. Le Clézio. Justine's project while at the University of Oxford is devoted to the representations, challenges and solutions that writers propose to renew the political imagination of borders. It is based on a corpus of novels, poetry and essays published in French (from France, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean), all on migration trajectories in the Mediterranean (1999-2019). These texts seek both critical and imaginary potential of cosmopolitical utopias to explore pragmatic mobilising alternatives. Her research also aims at demonstrating how the process of writing / reading is an act with ethical and social impacts, thus contributing to provide answers to the 21st c. refugee crisis.