AboutI am a postdoctoral researcher in French nineteenth-century literature and culture, specialising in the work of Émile Zola (1840–1902). Other interests include the body, myth, Medical Humanities, and languages. I have taught poetry, fiction, critical theory, and the adaptation of the novel in both the French and English departments at Birkbeck College (University of London, UK).
EducationPhD: ‘Myths of Empire, Evil, and the Body in Zola’s Rougon-Macquart’
MA: Modern French Studies
BA: Literary Studies (English and French)
Work Shared in CORE
Part of AHRC project ‘Reading Bodies: Narrating Illness in Spanish and European Literatures and Cultures (1870s to 1960s)’
(1 October 2023 to 31 March 2025).
Guest editor, ‘The Pathological Body: European Literary and Cultural Perspectives in the Age of Modern Medicine’
, Open Library of Humanities
rolling special issue (from 2021).
Organised ‘The Pathological Body from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present: European Literary and Cultural Perspectives’
symposium (IMLR, London, UK, 20 September 2019).
‘Sickness and Cure in Émile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart Novels’
(talk during Birkbeck Arts Week (21 May 2019).
Co-organised ‘Migrating Texts’
translation, adaptation, and subtitling workshops (IMLR, London, UK, 2014–19).