My undergraduate degree in English and French literature means I love to read. But it also means that I’ve really honed my writing and editing skills.

I was interested in topics like gender identity, racial politics, post-colonial theory, and queer theory. Below is a selection of a few essays and short analyses that I wrote during my studies in French and English literature.

  1. The first essay is a film review of French director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s, famous film, Amelie Poulin. The film review is written in French.

2. This key passage analysis was done for J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians in my Post-Colonial Literature class. Coetzee is a contemporary writer from South Africa whose allegorical tale of a magistrate in the colonial era was a pleasure to discover. My analysis takes a post-colonial and feminist perspective on a passage from Waiting for the Barbarians.

3. The essay below was written for a third year English course called Narratives of Empire, which examined literary texts from the colonial era in 19th Century England. This essay examines H. Rider Haggard’s novel, King Solomon’s Mines and Haggard’s attempts to redefine masculinity following the time of the Imperial Crisis.