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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Isabel Maloney

College: Clare


Supervisor: Dr Claire White

Research Topic: Censorship in the Third Republic



Before starting her PhD, Isabel completed her BA and MPhil at the University of Cambridge and held the Henry Fellowship at Yale University.



Isabel’s research focuses on how cultures of censorship altered the narrative logic of French novels in the second half of the nineteenth century. She is particularly interested in how politically motivated narrative omissions are connected to the period’s aesthetic fixation on sexual transgression.



Isabel’s doctoral research is funded by an AHRC Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship.