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School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
+64 3 369 3999 ext. 94540
Elsie Locke 309
English, French, Italian, Spanish
I am keen to work with students and colleagues on topics related to the French language, as well as French, Francophone, and Comparative Literature.
My research generally focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, in French, English, Italian, and Spanish, and more specifically on symbolism and modernism: from Tristan Corbière and Baudelaire, to Joyce, Proust, and Pavese, to name a few. As a comparatist, I am intrigued by the interdisciplinary entanglements at play within works of poetry and prose, namely that of intermediality and the relationship between musical form and text, such as the appropriation of fugue in literature, or the adaptation of form and figures from Enlightenment theatre to salsa music via jazz. I am particularly interested in modernist subjectivity, hospitality and alterity - from a Derridean perspective -, icons and iconoclasm, as well as Francophone Studies (particularly French Canadian literature outside Quebec) and Translation Studies.