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Research Focus

My research focuses on the representation of female villainy, the aesthetics of crime scenes and the motives ascribed to female perpetrators of crime in contemporary French crime fiction. Working with a corpus that spans two decades, from 1998 to 2018, I seek to apply an intersectional feminist lens to novels which address feminist issues like sexual violence, motherhood, the gendered exercise of agency and accountability. I am keenly interested in the developing subgenre of domestic noir, and in the parallels and dissonances between the portrayal of criminal women in fiction and their treatment at the hands of the criminal justice system in real life. 

Research Interests

Crime Fiction

Female Villainy

Domestic Noir

Women & Crime

Gender Studies

Intersectional Feminist Theory



I am indebted to the Northern Bridge Consortium, whose scholarship funds my studies at Queen's University Belfast. 


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