Dr Amaleena Damlé

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Dr Amaleena Damlé
Position/Fellowship type:
Associate Members - Associate Professor in Modern Languages and Cultures (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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Amaleena Damlé is Associate Professor in Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Durham. Her research interests lie in intersections between modern and contemporary thought and literature, with a particular emphasis on gender and sexuality. Her previous research considered representations of female corporeality and transformation in contemporary women’s writing in French, in dialogue with Deleuzian philosophy and recent (post)feminist and queer thought, and her book – The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women’s Writing in French appeared in 2014 with Edinburgh University Press. Her principal new project looks at notions of love, desire and ethics in modern and contemporary French culture; co-editing, with Professor Gill Rye, three volumes of essays on contemporary women’s writing in French.  She has written articles on Nina Bouraoui, Marie Darrieussecq, Ananda Devi and Amélie Nothomb, and is the co-editor of The Beautiful and the Monstrous: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Culture (Peter Lang, 2010).

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