Researcher biography

Amy is a specialist in Francophone autobiographies of exile and trauma. She is author of Remembering French Algeria: Pieds-Noirs, Identity and Exile (U of Nebraska P, 2015), and A la recherche d'un emploi: Business French in a Communicative Context (Hackett, 2017) and co-editor of "Distance/Proximité" (Australian Journal of French Studies, 2016 with Dr Joe Hardwick), "Self and Stuff: Accumulation in Francophone Literature and Art" (Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literatures, 2014), The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), and Textual and Visual Selves: Photography, Film and Comic Art in French Autobiography (U of Nebraska P, 2011). She is currently working on her new project, "Hoarding Memory: Covering the Wounds of the Algerian War" and a translation of the trauma testimony in the film La Valise ou le cercueil (the Suitcase or the Coffin) with her students.

Featured projects Duration
Hoarded Memory in Le¿la Sebbar's Life Writing
The University of Queensland
2013