Ms Charlotte Hammond

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Research interests

My research examines visual representations of cross-dressing and costume as performance in the Francophone and Creolophone Caribbean cultures of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Haiti and their diasporic communities in France. Underpinned by an analysis of historical control of dress and gender during slavery, the thesis focuses on contemporary artistic expressions that question this paradigm of power through representations of gender-crossing in films, performances and other visual artworks. Beyond textual and historical analysis, the research will include a small scale study of audience reception of said visual culture within both the context of the islands and metropolitan France.

The research is funded by the AHRC and supervised by Helen Gilbert and Hannah Thompson

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More broadly my research interests lie in the field of Francophone literature and culture and Francophone Colonial and Postcolonial studies. My main specialism is Francophone Caribbean and African visual culture, in particular relations between performance, dress and gender. I am also interested in live art and interdisciplinary practices.


Seminar leader and lecturer. Writing Romance and Desire. Year 2 UG French. Lecturing on Prévost's Manon Lescaut. Autumn/Winter 2012.

French language tutor. Pratique de l'écrit. Year 2 UG French. 2012-2013.

French language tutor. Pratique du francais II. Year 2 UG French. 2013-2014.

Educational background

MA in Theatre: Visual Language of Performance, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, 2007

BA in French/German, University of Southampton, 2004

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