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My teaching interests are quite varied. As well as teaching first-year French language classes, I teach on several modern French literature modules, including a final-year comparative module on modern French and English theatre and fiction. My more specialised teaching interests lie in the area of Francophone literature and postcolonial theory: I run an undergraduate module entitled 'Postcolonial Literatures in French', and a final-year Special Subject on Francophone Caribbean Writing, as well as contributing material on France and the Caribbean to a first-year Modern and Contemporary France module. I am also responsible for two MA modules, one on contemporary Caribbean fiction in French and another on postcolonial fiction and theory.
My research interests also lie in the field of francophone literature and postcolonial theory, and especially in francophone Caribbean writing. I am particularly interested in writing by women from the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, and in the ways in which their work interrogates and extends the concerns of their better-known male colleagues. I have published articles on women's writing and on francophone Caribbean literature, and I have edited a collection of essays, An Introduction to Caribbean Francophone Writing. Guadeloupe and Martinique (Berg: 1999), written Mapping a Tradition: Francophone Women's Writing from Guadeloupe (MHRA Texts and Dissertations), and co-written Francophone Literatures: A Literary and Linguistic Companion (Routledge, 2001). I am at present working on my contribution to a Reader in francophone literatures, a collaborative project with colleagues from the University of Nottingham and the London Guildhall University, to be published by Routledge.
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I am a member of the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick and also of ASCALF (the Association for the Study of Caribbean and African Literature in French), which organises annual conferences and study days, and publishes a Yearbook, of which I am the Editor, and a Bulletin.