I am a specialist in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French literature, with all of my work taking a comparative approach. My PhD thesis, which was funded by the AHRC, was on literary vocation in Dante and Proust. I am currently a Laming Fellow at the Queen’s College, Oxford, where I am conducting research for a book provisionally entitled ‘West-Eastern Encounters: Iran in French Literature (1829-1908)’. My work mainly focuses on the question of artistic authority, which I have explored in relation to medieval and modern notions of subjectivity, gender, and the cross-cultural circulation of literature.
For further information on my academic activity, including forthcoming talks, you can view my profile on academia.edu .