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I will be replacing Professor Katherine Ibbett this year at Trinity College as a Departmental Lecturer. I first studied Classics and Philosophy in Paris (Sorbonne Université) and obtained a MA in French Literature followed by an agrégation in Classics and a PhD in French (2020, Sorbonne Université). I was a Lecteur in French at Magdalen and Keble College in 2016-2017 and a Teaching Assistant at Rennes 2 in 2020-2021.
At Trinity, I teach the first-year Prelims course in French (Paper III and IV). For the second and final-year undergraduates I teach courses on Early Modern French Literature (Paper VII) and give tutorials on Pascal, Molière, Lafayette and Racine (Paper X). For the Faculty, I lecture on various authors (Racine, Pascal, Lafayette) and different topics, ranging from the interconnections between religion and literature to the history of French gallantry.
I started out working on Pascal and XVIIth-century religious writings. My PhD aimed to synthetize the way Pascal explores the finite human condition and its paradoxical tensions, from a rhetorical and philosophical point of view. I continue to work on Pascal, with a specific interest in the formal aspects of his work and in his literary reception throughout the XXth century, but I have recently extended my research areas to complete a more general project on how writers deal with and write about their own finitude in early modern France. I am also working on the burlesque writers and particularly on Scarron.