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2008: PhD French Studies (AHRC-funded). The University of Manchester. Thesis: ‘Narrative Identities in Contemporary French Autobiographical Literature and Film’.

2004: MA French Studies (AHRC-funded). The University of Manchester.

2001: BA Joint Honours Spanish and French. The University of Manchester.


Main Teaching Areas:
French cinema, film theory.

Research Interests:
Autobiographical discourse, nonfiction film, narrative theory.

Current Research Activity:
Preparing a monograph on narrative identity in contemporary French autobiographical literature and film


‘Master narrative/metanarrative/metadiscourse’ and ‘Hayden White’ entries in Robert Eaglestone (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory: Volume 2 (1966 to the present), Oxford: Blackwell (forthcoming).
‘Pasolini, Fassbinder and Autobiography’ in Alexis Nuselovici and Fabio Vighi Pasolini, Fassbinder, Europe: between Utopia and Nihilism, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
‘A Consideration of the Trends in Personal and Popular Filmmaking in Contemporary France’ in Darren Waldron and Isabelle Vanderschelden (eds) France at the Flicks: Trends in Contemporary French Popular Cinema, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

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