I teach Year 1 and Year 2 French written language classes and run a cours de soutien for Year 2 students. I also teach and lecture on Introduction to French Literature and Film Studies and Cultural Intersections in Year 1 and Renaissance to Realism and French Text and Interpretation in Year 2. I am the convenor of the Year 1 language course and Cultural Intersections.
My Final-Year option, Princesses, Poisoners and Power: Gender and Society in Seventeenth-century French Texts, analyses the complex and surprising representations of gender and its intersection with power in a variety of seventeenth-century French texts by female and male writers (letters, plays, fairy tales and novels). Particular attention is paid to the social and political consequences of ‘transgressive’ behaviour displayed by both women and men and the strategies available to combat the use and misuse of authority.