Dr Henrietta Lebeter

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Personal profile

I have completed an AHRC TECHNE funded PhD (awarded in 2020), in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, supervised by Ruth Cruickshank.


Research Interests 

My thesis examines a range of French literary texts, identifying how the trope of 'lost footage' offers a critical lens through which to examine the intersections of the effects of historical trauma (here, the Second World War and (post)colonial conflict) and the traumatic symptoms generated in response to globalized late capitalism.

Educational background

2015 – 2020

AHRC TECHNE-funded doctoral candidate

First Supervisor: Dr Ruth Cruickshank; Second Supervisor: Professor Colin Davis

Thesis Title: Everyday Trauma and Late-Capitalist Symptoms: ‘Lost Footage’ in Late Twentieth-Century French Literature

Royal Holloway, University of London

2014 – 2015

Masters by Research in French

Dissertation Title: Inside, Outside, L’h/Histoire: Writing Relationships with the Self and History in Annie Ernaux’s Les Armoires Vides (1974) and Les Années (2008)

Royal Holloway, University of London


BA French (First Class Honours with Distinction in spoken French)

Royal Holloway, University of London



Funding and academic awards: 

Postgraduate Scholarships

TECHNE Scholarship


AHRC doctoral competition. Full fee waiver and

living stipend (Royal Holloway, 01/12/15 - 01/12/18)


SMLLC Award for MA by Research

Full fee waiver and maintenance grant

(Royal Holloway, 22/09/14 – 30/06/15)

Conference Funding

Royal Holloway SMLLC funding

£150 to attend the Society for French Studies Annual

Conference (Durham University, 3-5 July 2017)


Strathclyde Conference Funding

£210 for presenting a paper at the Trauma and Gender in European Literature Conference (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 11-12 March 2016)

Undergraduate Prizes

Blanche Laycock Memorial Fund Prize

For the student who has the most outstanding record in

French studies (Royal Holloway, June 2014)


Ed Higginson Prize

For the student who has shown the most promise (Royal Holloway, June 2012)


Pierre Turquet Prize

For outstanding work (Royal Holloway, June 2011)


AHRC TECHNE Doctoral researcher: http://www.techne.ac.uk/for-students/techne-students/techne-students-2016/lebeter

2016 - 2020 Member of the Society for French Studies 

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