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Dr. Dominique Carlini Versini


I was recently awarded a PhD in French Studies from the University of Kent. In my thesis, I reflected on the notion of excess in relation to the representation of the body in the texts and films of Marie Darrieussecq, Virginie Despentes, Laurence Nobécourt and Marina de Van. I also obtained a Master's degree in French and Comparative Literature from Kent, as well as two Licences (BA) in French Literature and English from the University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Before joining the French section at UL in September 2018, I taught a number of modules in French language and culture at the University of Kent and at the University of London in Paris.

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in contemporary French literature and cinema; comparative literature; gender studies and queer and feminist theory; philosophy of embodiment; translation studies; écriture inclusive; intermediality; ecocriticism and ecopoetics; literature and science; representations of climate change.

Professional Activities


  • 2018 - Student Projects Grant Scheme
  • 2017 - Postgraduate Experience Award
  • 2017 - Centre for Film and Media Research Funding Scheme
  • 2017 - Centre for Modern European Literature Funding Scheme
  • 2016 - Partner Universities Summer Schools Fund
  • 2016 - Centre for Modern European Literature Funding Scheme
  • 2015 - KIASH Research Fund
  • 2015 - Kent Union Teaching Award, category 'Best Teacher'
  • 2012 - MA Studentship
  • 2011 - Erasmus International Mobility Scholarship
  • 2011 - AMIE, City of Paris International Mobility Fund


  • Tutor for the Stepping Up programme, designed to encourage 6th form students to consider Higher Education as an option, help them to apply and introduce them to the skills that they will need to succeed at university.
  • Tutor for the charity Workers' Educational Association


Conference Contribution


IMLR French Postgraduate Seminar Series
Dominique Carlini Versini

Other Publication


Apprendre l'éducation au féminin
Dominique Carlini Versini

Peer Reviewed Journal


Poétique de la science chez Marie Darrieussecq
Dominique Carlini Versini
Dalhousie French Studies


Précisions sur les sciences dans l'oeuvre de Marie Darrieussecq
Dominique Carlini Versini and Carine Fréville
Dalhousie French Studies


Écrire « par tous les moyens » : Marie Darrieussecq et les sciences
Dominique Carlini Versini, Marie Darrieussecq and Carine Fréville
Dalhousie French Studies