Michel Pierssens is a professor of French at the Université de Montréal. His work focuses on the intersection of literature and the fields of knowledge of linguistics, philosophy, and science. He has led a research team on the topic of “Savoir et littérature” (SSHRC). His current work deals with the links between literature, science, and pseudo-science in France throughout the nineteenth century (“Savoirs fin de siècle: Proust” [SSHRC], “Grandeur et décadence de la poésie scientifique: 18e-19e siècle” [SSHRC]). His latest SSHRC-funded project explores the way science was behind the development of new technological tools throughout the nineteenth century in France, but also behind a new form of lyric poetry where science and poetry intermingled in a rarely discussed literary genre. The project also considers the rise of laboratories that were no longer solely devoted to physics (through equipment and experimentation) but psychology as well in a new scientific space no longer restricted to the academic community.