Staff in the Department of French
Ms Pamela Diaz
Pamela Diaz graduated from Cornell University before undertaking her masters and doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. After four years at Hamilton College (New York), where she taught French literature and language at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, Pamela Diaz will spend the 2017-2018 academic year at Durham University in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures as a visiting scholar. She will use this time to complete her dissertation about medieval anxiety over the unruliness of language, examined through the lens of the hermeneutic, doctrinal and legal discourses found in the French beast epic Le Roman de Renart. She will also lay the groundwork for a new project on the aesthetic of dismemberment in medieval literary and visual culture.