Dr Hope Margetts

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Personal profile

I completed a full-time, funded PhD in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures as an AHRC TECHNE Associate, supervised by Professor Eric Robertson.

Educational background

2014-2019 PhD in French, Royal Holloway University

2013-2014: MA by Research in French, Royal Holloway University

2009-2013: BA Hons in French, Royal Holloway University 

Research interests

My PhD research explores the representation of the hysterical dancing body on the ballet stage in mid-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Paris. My thesis charts a cultural history of balletic performance and hysteria from Romantic ballet to the Ballets Russes and the Ballets Suédois. This interdisciplinary study unites a variety of research interests including intermediality, gender, the historical Avant-Garde and the Medical Humanities.

Other work

Curatorial Ignition Internship, Royal Holloway University Picture Gallery: researching the collection and writing informative descriptions of the artworks, 2018.

TECHNE work placement: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Theatre and Performance Department: Collections, working on a proposed photography exhibition, 2017. 

TECHNE Work placement: British Film Institute Special Collections, rehousing, researching and cataloguing the archive of British costume designer Jenny Beavan, summer 2015.



2nd year: FR2102 Writing Romance and Desire [2017]

1st year: FR1009 Pratique du français [2016/17]

1st year: FR1105 The Visual Image in French Culture and Society [2015/16]

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