Staff in the Department of French
Miss Anne-Pauline Crepet
My research topic, entitled Une édition critique des lettres politiques de Mme de Châtillon: genre et diplomatie au Grand Siècle, focuses on female letter-writing in the French seventeenth century as a political instrument. Mme de Châtillon (1627-1695) was a prominent figure of her time and especially during Louis XIV's reign. Despite a major diplomatic role especially during the Fronde and from 1664 in the state relations with Mecklenburg and Brunswick, in Germany, she has been ever since nearly forgotten. My research will analyse a selection of her letters in order to understand her relevance and shed light on unknown aspects such as female diplomacy.
I completed a MA in Spanish studies at Toulouse II le Mirail (France) and spent three years in Spain. My thesis is supervised by Prof. Jan Clarke, Dr Tom Wynn and Dr Cathy McClive.
Conference & seminar presentations
- "Isabelle-Angélique de Montmorency, duchesse de Mecklembourg: a female diplomat and letter writer serving the French king in Germany", paper given at the International Networks in the Long Seventeenth Century conference, 3rd July 2013, Durham
- "The correspondence of Mme de Châtillon", paper given at a postgraduate seminar in the Modern Languages department, 5th June 2013, Durham
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Teaching & responsibilities
- FREN1011 French Language 1
- FREN2051 French Language 2
- Year Abroad Assistant for the French Department