Bethany Mason Department of Modern LanguagesDoctoral researcher Contact details Emailbxm054@student.bham.ac.ukTwitter@BethanySMason Phd title: Constructing and Consuming the Francophone Caribbean: an ecocritical approach Supervisor: Dr Louise Hardwick, Professor Stephen Forcer and Dr Emma Wagstaff PhD in French Studies Qualifications BA in French Studies – University of Birmingham, 2014 MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies – University of Birmingham, 2016 Biography I have been studying at the University of Birmingham since 2010 and I completed both my undergraduate degree in French Studies and MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies here. My doctoral studies are fully funded by a College of Arts and Law Scholarship. Research I am studying the environment and identity in Francophone Caribbean literature and culture using an ecocritical postcolonial approach, focusing on the work of Patrick Chamoiseau and Maryse Condé. Publications Mason, B and Ghorab, A (Autumn 2018) ‘Conference Report’, Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, 9:2, 31. Mason, B (2019) ‘An Ecocritical Approach to Identity Representation in Patrick Chamoiseau’s Chronique des sept misères’, Alternative Francophone, 2:4, 25-41. Conference papers ‘Examining the links between environment and identity in Francophone Caribbean literature and culture’. Poster to be presented at the Research Poster Conference, University of Birmingham, June 2018. ‘Creolisation of environment and identity in the work of Patrick Chamoiseau: towards a postcolonial ecocriticism.’ Paper presented at the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Conference for the US, UCLA, Los Angeles, May 2018.