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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Dr Françoise Campbell


French Language Instructor



I am a teacher and researcher of French language, literature and culture. I completed my PhD in contemporary French literature through a cotutelle exchange between the University of Melbourne and l’Université Paris 7 Diderot in 2018. During this time I also worked as a Tutor and Coordinator of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Melbourne. Before beginning at Queen Mary University of London, I was a Visiting Fellow at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, as well as the Languages for All Tutor of French at Royal Holloway University of London. In 2021, I received the accreditation of DELF examiner from France Education International.

I have an active interest in how cultural themes and current affairs can inform the development of language teaching materials. My research explores questions of utopianism, ideological engagement and selfhood in contemporary French and Francophone literature and thought. I am currently preparing a monograph based on my PhD thesis titled “Pursuing the Impossible: Utopia and Ambivalence in the novels of Michel Houellebecq”, which will be published with Liverpool University Press. I am also the Early Career Researcher Representative for Women in French Australia.



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