BA (University of Canterbury, Kent); DPhil (Oxford); MA status (Oxford)
I teach literary translation and the course 19th and 20th Century French and Francophone Literatures.
My main research interests are in francophone writing, women’s writing, biography and reading.
The Woman Reader (Yale, 2012)
'Epreuve avant la lettre: George Sand et l'autobiographie renversée', Littérature, 134 (2004), pp. 121–30
Beatrice's Spell: The Enduring Legend of Beatrice Cenci (Chatto and Windus, 2003)
George Sand: A Woman's Life Writ Large (Chatto and Windus, 1999)
Negritude and Literary Criticism: The History and Theory of 'Negro-African' Literature in French (Greenwood Press, 1996)
Francophone Literatures: An Introductory Survey (Oxford: OUP, 1996)
Other interests and activities
I enjoy travel.
Four Christ Church academics receive Recognition of Distinction
Four Christ Church academics – Sarah Mortimer, Malcolm McCulloch, Belinda Jack and Amin Benaissa – have each received a Recognition of Distinction, being given the title of full professor due to their outstanding achievements.