The University of Sheffield
Department of French

Dr Audrey Small


Telephone: (0114) 222 2869

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MA, PhD (Aberdeen)


I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1997 with an MA (Hons) in French Studies, after which I went to teach English in Dakar, Senegal. My time in West Africa sharpened my interest in all things extra-hexagonal, and I returned to Aberdeen to study for a PhD, funded by the Students Awards Agency for Scotland. My thesis examined the links between publishing and literary discourses of identity in francophone African literature, focussing on Guinea and Senegal. I taught at Aberdeen for four years before coming to Sheffield in 2002.

Research Interests

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Current and Recent Research Projects

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Professional Activities

Postgraduate Research

I am interested in supervising research into any aspect of West African literature, particularly where aspects of production and perception are involved.




I teach French language at all levels, and the following modules: