I am a third-year PhD candidate in medieval French literature, supervised by Dr Thomas Hinton and Prof Michelle Bolduc. My research, graciously funded by the Niklaus-Cartwright scholarship, focuses on the ‘metafictive marvellous’ in Perceforest, that is the ways in which Perceforest uses the marvellous to explore concepts of reality and fiction, and self-reflect on its status as a product of literature.
I am also involved in a number of related activities, as member of the organising committee for the conference ‘Le Perceforest dans un siècle moral : Questions d’éthique et de didactique à la fin du Moyen Âge’ (due October 2021), seminar tutor at the University of Exeter (MLF1121, MLF2001, SMLM157), editor-in-chief of Xanthos: A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Languages, and book reviewer for French Studies.
Prior to my arrival in Exeter, I completed a Master’s degree in French at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, where I graduated with Distinction. I also hold a Master's degree in English from the University of Paris-Sorbonne IV, a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Nantes, and a Bachelor's degree in English from the Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures (ICES).
You can follow me on Twitter @Coline_Blaizeau.