• Ph.D. University of London, Humanities and Cultural Studies (2014)
  • M.A. University College London, European Culture (2007)
  • D.E.A. Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, Comparative Literature (2005)
  • M.A. Université Paris-X Nanterre, Lettres Modernes (2004)
  • B.A. Université Paris X-Nanterre, Lettres Modernes (2002)

Selected Publications



  • Cécile Guédon (2017). “The Intermedial Moment—Introducing Lance and Andi Olsen’s Show: ‘There’s No Place Like Time, A Novel that You Walk Through”—Momentum Gallery, Kunstquartier Bethanien. Berlin, Germany

Special Issue

  • Cécile Guédon, Isabelle Rieusset-Lemarié (eds). ‘L’Art et les arts.’ Numéro spécial. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. Nouvelle Revue d’Esthétique. 2015; Vol. 16

Book Chapters

  • Cécile Guédon, Marco Caracciolo, Karin Kukkonen, Sabine Müller. ‘The Promise of an Embodied Narratology: Integrating Cognition, Representation and Interpretation.’ In John Pier and Philippe Roussin (eds). Emerging Vectors of Narratology. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017
  • Cécile Guédon, Marco Caracciolo. ‘Child Minds through Gaps and Metaphors: On Two Strategies for Consciousness Representation in Literary Narrative.’ In Jan-Noël Thon, Maike Reinerth (eds.). Representation of Subjectivity Across the Media. London. Routledge, 2016
  • Cécile Guédon. “Front Populaire”, “Dirk Huizinga”, “Alexandre Koyré”, “Lucien Lévy-Brühl”, “Michel Leiris”, “Marcel Mauss”, “André Salmon”, “Unanimisme”, in Stephen Ross (ed.). The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism. London: Routledge, 2015
  • Cécile Guédon. “Hop”, “Swing”, “Tap-Dancing.” In Lina Hakim (ed.). The London Consortium English Dictionary. London: London Consortium, 2012
  • Guédon. ‘Scandalo e dono—San Paolo letto da Giorgio Agamben e Jacob Taubes (Scandal and Gift—Saint Paul read by Giorgio Agamben and Jacob Taubes)’ in Rosaria Carbotti (ed.). Scandalo, Atti della Scuola Europea di Studi Comparati, Bertinoro. Florence: Le Monnier, 2009 (in Italian)
  • Cécile Guédon. ‘Abstract Shadows, the Aesthetics of the General’. Static. Issue 08–General, The London Consortium, February 2009
  • Cécile Guédon. ‘Dance as a Figural Pattern for Modernist Poetics’, International Journal for the Humanities, Melbourne, Volume 5, N. 1, April 2007


  • Stephen Bann. ‘A un moment précis.’ Cécile Guédon (translation). In Arno Gisinger. Topoï. Paris: Trans-Photographic Press and Bucher Verlag, 2013. French-German edition



Honors and Awards


  • Harvard Captain Jonathan Fay Prize for Excellence in Senior Thesis Advising Spring 2018
  • Harvard Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for Excellence in Senior Thesis Advising Spring 2018 (Lily Scherlis)
  • Harvard Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for Excellence in Senior Thesis Advising Spring 2018 (Annie Wu)
  • Harvard Certificate of Teaching Excellence Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015


  • Graduate Scholar Award—2010, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Horst Frenz Prize—2010, American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard University
  • Travel Grant Award—2009, Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference, Stanford University 
  • Haskell Block Grant for International Graduate Students—2009, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Harvard University
  • Association for the Study of Comparative Theory and History of Literature Doctoral Student Award—2008, European School for Comparative Studies, Università di Siena and Università di Bologna
  • Synapsis Doctoral Student Award—2007, European School for Comparative Studies, Università di Siena and Università di Bologna


  • Mahindra Humanities Mellon Grant (2015-2018) for convening the graduate interdisciplinary workshop: Panaesthetics—A Colloquium on the Visual Arts, Literature and MusicGraduate School of the Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
  • London Consortium Bursary (2007-2010) for the completion of the doctoral dissertationBirkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom


  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Fellowship (2010-2011)—Institut für Theater- und Tanzwissenschaft, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
  • European Commission Marie Curie Early Stage Training Fellowship (2007-2008)—Centre for European Studies, University College London, UK
  • Goethe Institut Language Scholarship (2006)—Berlin Goethe Institut
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Language Scholarship (2005)—Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • French Ministry of Education Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) Scholarship (2004-2005)—Paris, Education Nationale, Université Paris IV-La Sorbonne, France
  • European Union Erasmus Scholarship (2003-2004)—Università degli Studi di Pisa, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Pisa, Italy
  • French Ministry of Education Maîtrise Scholarship (2002-2003)—Paris, Education Nationale, Université Paris X- Nanterre, France

Professional Activities

  • Vision Lab, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, MA (2018)
  • Cochlea Dance-Artist Residency, Athens, Greece (2018)
  • Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts, Heath, MA (2018)
  • Momentum Gallery, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (2017)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Art, Culture and Technology and MIT Media Lab, USA (2014-2015)
  • Harvard University, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures/Visual and Environmental Studies, USA (2014-2015)
  • University of Groningen, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, The Netherlands (2012-2014)
  • Freie Universität, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany (2010-2011)
  • EHESS, CRAL, Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage, Paris, France (2009—2010)
  • Centre for European Studies, University College London (2006-2007)


  • Harvard University, Theatre, Dance and Media, USA (2018-2019), Visiting Lecturer
  • Harvard University, Comparative Literature, USA (2015-2018), Lecturer
  • Harvard University, Visual and Environmental Studies and Romance Languages, USA (2014-2015), Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow
  • Royal University of Groningen, European Languages and Cultures, NL (2012-2014), Lecturer
  • University of London, School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, UK (2007-2012), Graduate Teaching Fellow