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Ms Pauline Hortolland

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In 2012 I started my study for a BA in English and Philosophy at Lycée du Parc (Lyon) and Jean Moulin University – Lyon 3. Between 2015 and 2018 I studied at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris. I am currently studying for a MA in Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies at Durham University. My dissertation is entitled: “Experience is the chief philosopher”: Byron, Don Juan, and the Romantic Philosophical Poem.

My research interests are Romantic poetry, the link between poetry and philosophy, poetic genres, and gender studies.

Conference Papers

“The Artful Story Told: Storytelling and Narrative Techniques in the Poetry of Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson”, at “Boundaries and Transgressions”, Oxford English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, 7 June 2019.

“Mary Robinson's transgressive voice(s) in the Lyrical Tales”, at “Voix Singulières: Journée d'étude”, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, 11 April 2019. Awarded travel grant by St Chad's College SCR.

“The Voices of the Margins in the Lyrical Tales”, at St Chad's college Research Forum, Durham University, 11 March 2019.

“Borders and Liminality in Caryl Phillips' Crossing the River”, at “Inventions of the Text”, Durham University, 5 Dec. 2018.


“And distant warblings lessen on my ear, / That lost in long futurity expire”: Prophecy, Temporality and Poetic Agency in Thomas Gray's “The Bard: A Pindaric Ode,” Foundation, N°11 (2019).

“Reading The Excursion with Deleuze and Guattari: the “Recluse” as a conceptual persona,” Postgraduate English, N° 38 (2019):