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Dr Julia Waters

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Dr Julia Waters
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Julia Waters

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Responsibilities

 

Teaching:

My main teaching interests are modern and contemporary French and francophone literature, women's writing, and translation. At Part 1 I contribute to the Introduction to French Culture module (FR1IFC), and the greats of European Cinema module (ML1GEC). 

At Part 2 I also teach French language at all undergraduate levels and I teach FR2FN, Introduction to the French Novel, and at Part 3, FR3FC, The French Caribbean: Language, Literature and Identity and offer modules for the M.A. in French.

Areas of Interest

I have particular research interests in: twentieth-century and contemporary French & Francophone literature; Women's Writing; Marguerite Duras; Indochina; Francophone literature of the Indian Ocean, especially Ananda Devi; feminist & postcolonial theory. I am happy to supervise PhD theses on any of these areas.  I am currently supervising a PhD on taboo in women's writing from Algeria, France and Mauritius.

In 2012-13, I held an AHRC Fellowship for a research project on Contemporary Mauritian Literature: (De)Colonisation, Globalisation, Multiculturalism.

I am currently completing the manuscript of a monograph on The Contemporary Mauritian Novel: Fictions of Belonging, which I hope will be published in 2016.

Research groups / Centres

I am on the Editorial Board of _Les Cahiers du GRELCEF_.

I am joint Editor of e-france: a Journal of French Studies. www.reading.ac.uk/e-france

I am on the Steering Committee of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities Research Theme on Minority Identities: Rights and Representations

I am a member of The Society for French Studies; The Society of Francophone Postcolonial Studies; The Société Marguerite Duras; and The Centre for Contemporary Women's Writing.

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Postgraduate supervision:

I am happy to supervise research students in any area relating to my research interests.

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