Charlotte Mackay

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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 lived, studied and travelled throughout the Francophone world - most notably in Quebec, France, New Caledonia and Cameroon - and 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, fashion and ecocritical studies. She has a particular interest in the fiction of Franco-Cameroonian writer Léonora Miano and in that of Franco-Senegalese writer Fatou Diome. Charlotte is currently working on her first monograph based on her doctoral research and due for publication in 2023. 


Education/Academic qualification

French Literature, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 30 Jul 2021

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-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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