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.

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