I am a postdoctoral researcher working in French comparative literature at the University of Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures. I have a D.Phil. in modern French and medieval Italian from the University of Oxford and an MA in Iranian Studies from SOAS.
My first book Reading Dante and Proust by Analogy will be coming out with Legenda this August, find out about it here .
I am currently working on my second book, provisionally entitled ‘West-Eastern Encounters: Iran in French Literature (1829-1908)’, which is supported by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. In this project I explore the reception of Persian literature and presentation of Iranian culture across French-language poetry, novels, essays, travelogues, and performances from the period. I am interested in demonstrating that French writing on the Orient, and in particular Iran, was far from monolithic, varying due to factors such as authors' sources, education, nationality, gender, publicity aims, and political position.
My latest article, on Marceline Desbordes-Valmore's poem 'Les Roses de Saadi' (1860) and Sa'di's Golestan has been published by Iranian Studies journal. Read it here .