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Dr Aude Campmas MPhil (Trinity College, Dublin), DEA (Paris 7), Doctorat (Paris 7)

Lecturer in French Studies

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My teaching focuses on the literature and culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century France.

Undergraduate:
LANG2006 Auto/Biography and Testimony
FREN2021 Identities in Crisis: Post-War French Literature and Film
FREN3028 Sex gender and desire
SSU2 Medical Humanities : Medicine and Culture

Postgraduate:
TRAN6012: Cultural Flows

Postgraduate supervision:
I would be interested in hearing from students who are seeking supervision in the following areas: 19th-21st century Francophone literature, Gender Studies, Contemporary Theatre, Science and Literature, Medical Humanities.

Extra-curricular activities:
I am the director of the French Theatre Club 

Following studies in French literature and History of Science at Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 and Trinity College Dublin, my PhD dealt with the relationship between these two disciplines. The thesis - "Le Monstre et l'hybride" - concerns the often subversive use of classificatory systems and terminology from Natural History within French literature in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It focuses specifically on novelistic descriptions of biological oddities, especially exotic flowers. Since then, I have published articles on these themes in relation to novels by Joris-Karl Huysmans and Émile Zola. More recently, I have extended my concerns in themes of the monstrous and the alien to contemporary Francophone writing, especially the playwright, novelist and artist Wajdi Mouawad.

My current research interests include the relation between science and literature, and the representation of ‘the monstrous family' in Francophone literature.

Current research projects:

I am finishing a book based on my PhD, Fleurs monstrueuses: histoire d'une métamorphose, Littérature, femmes et botanique, describing the links between visual and textual representations of flowers, and the monstrous representation of women during the late nineteenth century.

At the same time, I am working on a monograph dealing with how the work of contemporary Lebanese-born Canadian playwright, painter and director Wajdi Mouawad explores the family as a metaphor and origin of the Lebanese civil war. In this text I analyse the relationship between theatre, re-enactment, and traumatic release and how Mouawad's rewriting of Sophoclean tragedy aids modern reflection on war, exile, loss of mother-tongue, and familial relationships.

As subject coordinator for Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC) I have organised several talks, discussions and conferences on these and related themes.

Other current project:

A co-edited volume (with Andrew Asibong) entitled Flaubert, Beckett, NDiaye: The Aesthetics, Emotions and Politics of Failure (under consideration by Rodopi for publication in 2015), to which I contribute the (co-authored) introduction and the chapter ‘L’échec comme attaque: les romans clastiques de Gustave Flaubert et Marie NDiaye’.

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My teaching focuses on the literature and culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century France.

Undergraduate:
LANG2006 Auto/Biography and Testimony
FREN2021 Identities in Crisis: Post-War French Literature and Film
FREN3028 Sex gender and desire
https://www.efolio.soton.ac.uk/login/?fromWP=true&currentPage=http://www.efolio.soton.ac.uk/blog/fren3028-2014-15/  
SSU2 Medical Humanities : Medicine and Culture

Postgraduate:
TRAN6012: Cultural Flows

Postgraduate supervision:
I would be interested in hearing from students who are seeking supervision in the following areas: 19th-21st century Francophone literature, Gender Studies, Contemporary Theatre, Science and Literature, Medical Humanities.

Extra-curricular activities:
I am the director of the French Theatre Club 

Dr Aude Campmas
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