Dr Audrey Small

Title: Lecturer


email : a.small@sheffield.ac.uk


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 on the links between publishing and literary discourses of identity in francophone African literature. I taught at Aberdeen for four years before coming to Sheffield in 2002.


FRE101/102 French Studies: History and Political Institutions
FRE265 / FRE266 Littérature africaine et antillaise
FRE371 / FRE372 Literature and Politics of the 'Post(-)colonial'

Courses in preparation

Level 2 : African and Caribbean literature in French
Level 3 : Literature and Politics of the 'Post(-)colonial'

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Options co-ordinator
  • Convenor for team-taught Level 2 core module FRE239/240 : Actualités Françaises
  • Assistant Examinations Officer


My main areas of interest lie in the problematic nature of the 'post(-)colonial'; post(-)colonial discourses of identity; the politics and economics of publishing in former colonies; francophone African literature; and the literature surrounding the Rwandan genocide. I am founding member of the SOMLAL Postcolonial and Migration Studies research cluster.