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

Lecturer in French Studies and Film, Joint Honours Rep,Employability and Outreach

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Dr Aude Campmas is a Lecturer in French Studies within Film and Modern Languages at the University of Southampton.

Francophone Literature and Film

Following studies in Semiology 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. I have extended my interest in themes of the monstrous and the alien to contemporary Francophone writing and notably in relation to the works of  Wajdi Mouawad. I am currently embarking on new projects that tackle the representation of minorities in Francophone cinema.

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

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

  • Alison Marmont, The Politics of Intersectional Othering: (dis)embodiment in the novels of Linda Lê and Marie NDiaye (AHRC).
  • Amjjad Sulaimani, The Effect of Gender Representation in EFL textbooks on Saudi female EFL Teachers’ Identity 
  • Ouacila Ait Eldjoudi, Exploring Gender Representation in Education: Between an EFL textbook and Teachers’ discourse

Research projects

I am currently completing a monograph on Fleurs monstrueuses: histoire d'une métamorphose, Littérature, femmes et botanique. This analyses the links between visual and textual representations of flowers, and the monstrous representation of women during the late nineteenth century.

Research group

Southampton Centre for Medical and Health Humanities

Affiliate research groups

Southampton Centre for Nineteenth Century Research, Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC)

Extra-curricular activities:

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Book Chapters


  • FILM1002: Introduction to Film II: European Cinema
  • LANG100: Reading Culture
  • FREN2021: Identities in Crisis: Post-War French Literature and Film
  • FILM3003: Dissertation Film (convenor)
  • FREN3028: Sex, Gender and Desire
  • SSU2 Medical Humanities : Medicine and Culture 


  • TRAN6012: Cultural Flows
  • TRAN6009: Memory in National and Transnational Contexts
Dr Aude Campmas
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