Dr Audrey Small
School of Languages and Cultures
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School of Languages and Cultures
1 Upper Hanover Street
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.
- Research interests
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.
- Sociétés d’accueil et de teranga : emigration and immigration in three texts by Fatou Diome. Francosphères, 8(1), 41-55. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Immigrants and Expatriates: Status, Agency and Home in the early work of Fatou Diome. Essays in French Literature and Culture, 55, 99-114.
- Writing the Transatlantic Imaginary in Agualusa’s Nação Crioula and Monénembo’s Pelourinho. e-cadernos, 26. View this article in WRRO
- Reversals of Exile: Williams Sassine’s Wirriyamu and Tierno Monénembo’s Pelourinho. African Studies Review, 57(3), 41-54.
- Category Errors: The roman de l'identite and the Impossibility of Identity. Research in African Literatures, 3(44), 1-12.
- Imagining Twenty-first-century Literature via Print Publishing: Problems for "Francophone" Literature and the Case of Guinea. Australian Journal of French Studies, 50(3), 399-410.
- Imagining twenty-first century literature via print publishing: problems for ‘francophone’ literature and the case of Guinea. Australian Journal of French Studies, 3(50), 98-109.
- Publishing, Translation and Truth. Francophone Postcolonial Studies, 4, 69-86.
- Sassine: 'Saint Monsieur Baly'. French Studies, 66(2), 276-276.
- A SEASON IN THE CONGO. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT(5642), 27-27.
- Roots, rhizomes and l'Africano: traces of Glissant in Tierno Monénembo's Pelourinho. Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 7(3), 304-316.
- THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN FRENCH CARIBBEAN FICTION Contemporary French and francophone cultures. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT(5529), 33-33.
- Inclusivity and identity in a West African audiovisual archive. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 2(3), 1-6.
- Inclusivity and Identity in a West African Audiovisual Archive. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 2(3), 1-6.
- The Duty of Memory: A Solidarity of Voices after the Rwandan Genocide. Paragraph, 30(1), 85-100.
- Tierno monenembo: Morality, mockery and the Rwandan genocide. FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES, 42(2), 200-211.
- View this article in WRRO Fair trade and distant production: the normalisation of the North in book publishing. Journal of Fair Trade, 2.
- Teaching activities
- 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'
- Options co-ordinator
- Convenor for team-taught Level 2 core module FRE239/240 : Actualités Françaises
- Assistant Examinations Officer