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School of English and Drama

Elsa Court


Teaching Fellow in English



I am a French-born writer and lecturer working on migration, multilingualism, and social mobility in modern and contemporary literature. I am the author of The American Roadside in Émigré Literature, Film, and Photography 1955-85 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), a socio-cultural history of the American road through the novels of Vladimir Nabokov, the photographs of Robert Frank, and the paintings of Edward Hopper. I teach postwar American literature through the lens of migration, identity, human connection, and perceptions of otherness across race, gender, class, language, and sexuality. I also work as a French Language Tutor at the Warburg Institute. 

Twitter: @elsacourt


ESH271 James Baldwin and American Civil Rights