Personal profile

Research interests

I completed a fully funded PhD in French, in three years (2014–2017), at the University of Exeter, analysing the space carved out for the reader in the fictional works of Marie Darrieussecq, Julia Kristeva, and Monique Wittig. My monograph proposal was runner-up in the 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French and accepted for publication in the Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing series, edited by Prof. Gill Rye. The monograph will fill a gap in existent research, by offering an original examination of Wittig’s fiction from the point of the view of the readerly challenges and dialogues put forward by her texts. 

Research Interests

  • Contemporary women's writing in French
  • Global feminism(s)
  • Second-wave feminism and its contemporary impact and legacies
  • Rewritings of classical myths in contemporary women's work (Anglophone and Francophone)
  • Intersections between literature and the visual arts 
  • Popular culture and bestselling novels
  • Reception theories
  • Intertextuality
  • Theories of Self and Other
  • Creative means of resistance
  • Humour and women's Work
  • Discourses of motherhood and maternity
  • Food and its literary representations

Teaching interests

I joined the University of Bath in September 2017, as a teaching fellow and then lecturer in French Studies. I teach across all undergraduate years, in both French and English, on all our French programmes. I have also taught on postgraduate courses, aimed at students from a variety of programmes from within the Faculty. 

Other teaching activities and interests: 

  • Study Skills session for Y1 language students
  • Year Abroad Officer for the French Section
  • Deputy Admissions Tutor for Languages
  • French Reading Club coordinator
  • Widening Participation and Public Engagement
  • The Brilliant Club 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Other responsibilities

Public Engagement activities (selection)

  • Holburne Up Late Friday: Art and Science (27 Sept. 2019), Holburne Museum, Bath, part of FUTURES 2019 (interactive session organiser).
  • Translation! Festival activity co-organiser (27 Sept. 2019), Exeter.
  • Women and Creativity, International Women’s Day (8 Mar. 2019), The Edge, Bath.
  • Being Human Festival 2018; funded activity: Times of Revolt, Revolting Times (21 Nov. 2018).
  • Holburne Up Late: Women and Creativity (28 Sept. 2018), Holburne Museum, part of FUTURES 2018 (interactive session and talk).


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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