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Doctor Vivienne Orchard

Dr Vivienne Orchard

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Francophone film, literature and cultural theory 20th and 21st century
  • Disability Studies and Cultural Representation
  • Film and literature of migration and displacement

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Research

Research groups

Research interests

  • Francophone film, literature and cultural theory 20th and 21st century
  • Disability Studies and Cultural Representation
  • Film and literature of migration and displacement
  • Knowledge production and critical theory of disciplines

Current research

My research interests centre on Francophone film and writing, with some comparative research.  My research activities and publications fall across three main areas:

  • Disability Studies and Cultural Representation
  • Film and literature of migration and displacement
  • Knowledge production and critical theory of disciplines

I have published and presented work on theories of national and cultural identity; cosmopolitan literature; the work of Jacques Derrida; the Anglophone reception of French philosophy and poststructuralist theory; cultural representation of autism in film and life-writing. I have had papers accepted by, and presented work at, international conferences in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland and Finland, supported by research grants from the British Academy and the University of Southampton.