Coline Blaizeau

Coline Blaizeau



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Modern Languages
Department: French
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Medieval Studies

I am a third-year PhD candidate in medieval French literature, supervised by Dr Thomas Hinton and Prof Michelle Bolduc. My research, graciously funded by the Niklaus-Cartwright scholarship, focuses on the ‘metafictive marvellous’ in Perceforest, that is the ways in which Perceforest uses the marvellous to explore concepts of reality and fiction, and self-reflect on its status as product of literature.

I am also involved in a number of related activities, as seminar tutor (MLF1121, MLF2001, SMLM157), PGR representative for the department of Modern Languages, editor-in-chief of Xanthos: A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Languages, and book reviewer for French Studies.

Prior to my arrival in Exeter, I completed a Master’s degree in French at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, where I graduated with Distinction. During my time there, I contributed to the 'Apocalypse in Oxford' project with a palaeographical and codicological study of MS Lincoln College Lat. 16. I also hold a Master's degree in English from the University of Paris-Sorbonne IV, a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Nantes, and a Bachelor's degree in English from the Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures (ICES).

You can follow me on Twitter @Coline_Blaizeau.