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Maîtrise in Comparative Literature (Sorbonne), Agrégée de lettres modernes,
Docteur ès lettres (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
A graduate of the Sorbonne and of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, I have been teaching language and literature in the French Section since 1996, except for three years where I held a Teaching Fellowship at the Université de Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle during the writing of my doctoral thesis.
I hold a Qualification from the French University Council.
I am a member of the Sorbonne Nouvelle research group on "Formes et idées de la Renaissance aux Lumières" and a research associate with the Département d’Etudes anciennes at the University of Caen, where I recently contributed to the European research project Mythalexandre, looking at the legacy of the figure of Alexander the Great in early modern literature.
My main research interests lie in French and comparative early modern literature, with a particular emphasis on ancient Greek and Latin sources. A long-standing interest in Rabelais led to the recent publication of a book on the representation of time and history in his work (Figures de l'Histoire et du Temps dans l'œuvre de Rabelais, Droz, 2011).
My fourth year option - Love and Melancholy in early modern France - draws on another aspect of my current research which focuses on the links between early modern literature and medicine, with a particular interest in the relation between anatomical discoveries and the representation of emotions at the time.
Other research interests include literary theory and contemporary French literature, in particular the writings of Annie Ernaux.
A keen interest in language teaching led me to contribute to GLO (grammar exercises on line), writing and testing exercises.
Current Teaching interests
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012