Languages and Literature, University of Warwick
My research explores how the contemporary French novel represents lives lived in the shadow of neoliberalism.
I am interested in how recent novels by writers such as Maylis de Kerangal, Joy Sorman and Julia Deck bring into focus those who have been pushed to society’s edges in the socio-economic situation that has come to dominate France since the turn of the 21st Century.
I read these literary texts alongside the work of recent thinkers in aesthetics like Jacques Rancière and Georges Didi-Huberman, as well as theorists of neoliberalism including Wendy Brown, William Davies and Barbara Stiegler, to explore how literature represents, and enables its readers to think about, political invisibility.
"L'écrit adressé", "Le Monde extérieur", "La Pute de la côte normande" in Dictionnaire Marguerite Duras, ed. Bernard Alazet and Christiane Blot-Labarrère, Honoré Champion, 2020.
Neoliberalism; 20th and 21st Century Literature, especially the novel; Maylis de Kerangal; Marguerite Duras; Georges Didi-Huberman; Visual Cultures; History of Art; Translation Studies.