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Ms Sarah Budasz, Licence de Lettres Modernes (Université Paris-Sorbonne), MLitt in Cultural Identity Studies (University of St Andrews)

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PhD Project

I am working on a thesis on « Classical reception in French Travel Writing to the Orient in the 19th Century ». My research examines the reception of Classics (classical literature but also classical culture, visual and historical) in French 19th Century travel writing about the ‘Orient’. Drawing from multiple theoretical approaches to literary analysis, most notably Classical Reception studies, postcolonial studies and intertextuality analysis, it aims to explore the ways classical cultures shaped 19th Century imperialism and framed travelers’ expectations and visions.

Research Interests

  • Classical Reception
  • Ninetenth-Century French literature and culture
  • Orientalism
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Travel literature


Book review

Conference Paper

  • Budasz, Sarah (2018), "Suspicious Permanence and Disappointing Decadence: Disillusions of the Belated Traveller to the Orient", Displacements/Deplacements SDN Conference. Newcastle, England.
  • Budasz, Sarah (2017), "Classics and Community in Early-Twentieth-Century French Nationalist Travel Writing to Greece", AMPRAW 2017. University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Budasz, Sarah (2017), “‘Un pays rebelle à l’action des siècles’ Encountering the Past and the Other in 19th Century travels to the Orient”, Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies PG Study day. University of Lancaster, England.
  • Budasz, Sarah (2017), “‘Un pays rebelle à l’action des siècles’  Antiquité et altérité dans les récits de voyage en Orient du 19e siècle”, XIXe colloque annuel de l’ADEFFI - 'Writing mobility'. Université d'Orléans, France.
  • Budasz, Sarah (2017), “‘Un pays retrouvé’ The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Flaubert’s Travel to the Orient”, Borders and Crossings Conference. University of Aberystwyth, Wales.
  • Budasz, Sarah (2017), “The shifting heritage: French travellers to the Orient, History and the Other in the 19th Century”, Durham Castle Conference. Durham, England.

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