Dr Dominique Carlini Versini

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Dr Dominique Carlini Versini
PhD in French studies at the University of Kent and the Université Paris Diderot
Position/Fellowship type:
Associate Members - Assistant Professor – (University of Durham)
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
Home institution:
University of Durham
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Literatures in a modern language
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Dominique Carlini Versini is Assistant Professor – Teaching in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Durham. She completed her PhD in French studies at the University of Kent and the Université Paris Diderot. Her research project entitled 'Le corps dans tous ses excès' compares and contrasts corporeal representations in the works of Marie Darrieussecq, Virginie Despentes, Laurence Nobécourt and Marina de Van. In particular, it reflects upon the omnipresence of obscene bodies in the work of these artists and questions ways in which the materiality of the body can be inscribed in the text or the film. The study also seeks to investigate the reader’s or viewer’s visceral engagement in the works. Her research draws on feminist theory, gender studies and recent theory on haptic visuality and extreme aesthetics.

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