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Modern and Medieval Languages

Dr Amaleena Damle

Dr Amaleena Damlé

Director of Studies

Dr Damlé specialises in notions of embodiment, affect, gender and sexuality in 20th- and 21st-century French and francophone literature, philosophy and visual culture.

She is the author of The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French (EUP, 2014), a monograph that mobilises Deleuzian philosophy in following the contestation, exception and transformation of the conventional boundaries of the body in the work of four contemporary francophone authors. She is the co-editor, with Gill Rye, of Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Life as Literature (UWP, 2013), Experiment and Experience: Women's Writing in France 2000-2010 (Lang, 2013), Aventures et expériences littéraires: écritures des femmes au début du vingt-et-unième siècle (Rodopi, 2014).

She is currently working on a new project that considers emotional life in the feminine in recent French culture.

Dr Louise Haywood

Dr Louise Haywood

Director of Studies

Dr Haywood is a University Reader in Medieval Iberian Literary and Cultural Studies.

Her research interests in medieval Iberian literature and culture focus on space, the visual, the body, and humour in the 14th century. These areas raise questions relating to the ideological mechanisims of power and the tension between authority and truancy. She has also worked extensively on 15th century sentimental romance, and modern and medieval translation and practice.

She lectures on many aspects of medieval Iberian literature and culture across the MML Tripos in Spanish, and teaches translation into English at Part II.

Dr Isabelle McNeill

Dr Isabelle McNeill

Staff Fellow

Dr McNeill has taught at Trinity Hall since 2005 and is the Philomathia Fellow in French. She supervises the First-year French paper, and papers in 20th Century French culture and Modern European film.

She is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of French, where she lectures on a variety of cinema topics and convenes the Modern European Film paper.

She is the author of Memory and the Moving Image: French Film in the Digital Era (EUP, 2010), which came out in paperback in May 2012, and co-editor of Transmission: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Cinema (Peter Lang, 2007). Her publications include essays on cinematic homes, Godard's Éloge de l'amour, and on memory and the city in contemporary French film. Her current research is on questions of perspective and architecture in cinematic Paris, as part of a broader, long-term project on constructions of 'home' in French cinema.

She is a co-founder and board member of the Cambridge Film Trust, a charity which runs the Cambridge Film Festival and aims to promote diversity in cinema exhibition.

Dr Kylie Richardson

Dr Kylie Richardson

Director of Studies

Dr Richardson is a University Lecturer in Slavonic Linguistics and Philology.

Her research focuses on topics in Slavonic linguistics. She is interested primarily in the syntax of the Slavonic languages, aspect, and case. She has published articles on the links between case and aspect in Russian and in Ukrainian. Her book Case and Aspect in Slavic, published by Oxford University Press 2007, focuses on the interaction of the case on objects and the semantic aspect (event structure) of a verb in the Slavonic languages in general and the interaction of the case on predicates and grammatical aspect in the East Slavonic languages.

 

 

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