Staff in the Department of French
Ms Pauline Moret, MA (Sorbonne)
My research topic, entitled « Race, Natural Sciences and Identity in A la recherche du temps perdu », explores the links between Proust's major work and nineteenth-century scientists (especially natural scientists). This will lead me to thoroughly reconsider the polemic and intricate representation of race in A la recherche, as well as the representation of Judaism and homosexuality.
I completed my MA (Maîtrise et Master de Littératures françaises) at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). My thesis is supervised by Dr. Marie-Claire Barnet and Prof. Lucille Cairns, and is funded by a Barker Scholarship.
Conference & seminar presentations
- "Proust: Variations sur un imaginaire biologique", paper given at the Proust Postgraduate Study Day, 26th April 2013, Worcester College, Oxford.
- "Proust as a Taxonomist. Race and Natural Sciences in the Proustian Narrative", paper given at the Cambridge French Grad Research Seminars, 29th January 2013, University of Cambridge.
- "Les métamorphoses du visage dans A la recherche du temps perdu", paper given at 'Metamorphosis', Oxford French Postgraduate Conference 2012, 27th-28th January 2012, Maison Française, Oxford.
- Culture and Difference
- FREN2011 French Literature and Culture in the 19th & 20th Centuries
- FREN2051 French Language 2
- C19th & 20th French Literature and Culture, especially Marcel Proust
- Literary Theory
- Literature and science
- 2013 'Proust et les idéologies sociales', Acta Fabula 14.
- 2010 '"L'oeuvre de Guillaume de Rubrouck" (postscript)', in Rubrouck, G. (ed.), L'Extraordinaire voyage en Mongolie, Les Editions d'Asie centrale.