My undergraduate degree in English and French literature called for regular submission of literary essays. My interests were, and indeed continue to be, on topics including 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.
The first essay is a film review of French director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s, famous film, Amelie Poulin. The piece is written in French.
This short 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.
This essay 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.