Dr Helena Duffy

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Helena Duffy is a Marie Skłodowska–Curie Research Fellow, working with Professor Robert Eaglestone on an EU–funded project ‘Un passé qui ne passe pas. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Contemporary French Holocaust Literature’. As part of her current project, Helena Duffy is investigating the ethical dimension of the depiction of the Nazi genocide in the postmodern French novel, as exemplified by the works of Jonathan Littell, Pierre Assouline, Philippe Claudel, Yannick Haenel, Soazig Aaron, Patrick Modiano and Laurent Binet. Prior to her present engagement, Helena Duffy taught French language and literature in the UK (University of Hull, Oxford Brookes University), Australia (University of Queensland, University of New England), France (Université Blaise–Pascal, Clermont–Ferrand) and Poland (Uniwersytet Wrocławski). Her research interests lie in 20th– and 21st–centruy French literature and cinema, with a particular focus on non–native authors, postmodernism and cultural representations of the Holocaust.

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