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Dr Amaleena Damlé

  • College positions:

    Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages

  • University positions:

    Affiliated Lecturer in French

  • Subject:


BA (Hons) in MML - French and Spanish, University of Cambridge

MA in Cultural Memory, University of London

MPhil in European Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge

PhD in French, University of Cambridge


Research Interests

Twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophone literature, philosophy and visual culture; questions of embodiment, gender and sexuality; femininity and feminism; emotion, affect and the mind; race and immigration politics



I teach second- and final-year papers on twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophonel iterature, thought and culture, as well as the comparative paper, ‘The Body’, which looks at representations of embodiment across European culture. I also teach the first-year introduction to French literature, thought and culture, and French translation.


Selected Publications


The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French (EUP, 2014).

Co-edited volumes

With Gill Rye

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).


Other interests

Classical music, as an avid concert-goer and amateur pianist; travel, especially exploring and inhabiting walkable cities.