Charlotte Mackay
20162023

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Biography

Charlotte Mackay is a Lecturer in European Languages (French and Francophone Studies). She completed her PhD in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Melbourne and Sorbonne Université (Paris IV) in 2021 through a jointly-awarded Cotutelle degree. Charlotte has a particular interest in global Francophone societies and cultures beyond Metropolitan France. Her research interests include Sub-Saharan Francophone literature, postcolonial/decolonial, diaspora, Black Atlantic, gender, epistemological, trauma, memory and ecocritical studies. She has a specific interest in the writing of women authors from West and Central Africa and has published articles and book chapters on the fiction of Franco-Cameroonian writer Léonora Miano and on that of Franco-Senegalese writer Fatou Diome. Charlotte is currently working on her first monograph based on her doctoral research on these two authors and due for publication in 2024. 

Biography

I am willing to supervise research projects in any of my areas of research:

French and Francophone literature, Sub-Saharan Francophone literature, postcolonial/decolonial, diaspora, Black Atlantic, gender, epistemological, trauma, memory, fashion and ecocritical studies. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

French Literature, PhD, From Afropea to the Afro-Atlantic: A Study of four novels by Léonora Miano and Fatou Diome, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 30 Jul 2021

Sorbonne Universites (Sorbonne University)

Research area keywords

  • French & Francophone Literature
  • Post-coloniality
  • Gender Studies
  • Ecocriticism
  • Black Atlantic
  • Diaspora
  • Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa
  • African Literature
  • Memory Studies
  • Trauma Narratives
  • Léonora Miano
  • Fatou Diome
  • Fashion

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