Early modern French literature and culture; gender and the history of sexuality, monstrosity, animal studies, posterity, book history, book illustration, the Querelle des femmes and the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes.
My doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Writing Women into the History of Rabelais’ Reception (1628-1785) explores the ways in which Rabelais’ work was adapted for, and read by, women, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I consider how these early modern instances of reappropriation can help us to reread Rabelais’ primary text and re-evaluate questions of gender and sexuality in the work.
My postdoctoral project will explore the configuration of the laughing woman in early modern French literature and culture, as a figure that occupies the intersection between gender, subversion and humour.
2018-2019 Stipendiary Lecturer in French, St Catherine’s College, Oxford - Language, Translation, Early Modern Components of Prelims Papers III, IV, FHS Papers VII (1530-1750), VIII (18c), Paper X (Rabelais, Montaigne, LaFayette, Voltaire, Diderot) and Paper XII (French poetry of the mid-sixteenth century)
2017-2019 Tutor in French Thought, Prelims French Sole (Descartes, Rousseau, Bergson, Beauvoir)
2015 — 2016 Assistant Lecturer in French, Worcester College, Oxford