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Anne-Claire Michoux

Supervisor: Professor Patrick Vincent

I have recently completed an M.Litt at the University of Oxford entitled ‘“Acting a Part” in Jane Austen’s Fiction’, which explores the question of acting in Austen’s fiction through the her inclusion of contemporary acting theory in her novels.

I am starting a PhD at the University of Neuchâtel on the question of artifice in the late eighteenth- and early-nineteenth century novel, focusing on the works of Jane Austen, Frances Burney, and Maria Edgeworth. I am particularly interested in issues of language and ideas of self-fashioning and performance.

Research Interests
I am interested in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction and drama, private theatricals, language, art history, and critical theory.

Academic Background
B.A. in English Language and Literature (University of Oxford)
M.A. in Nineteenth-Century English Literature (University of York)
M.Litt in English Literature - ‘“Acting a Part” in Jane Austen’s Fiction’ (University of Oxford)

Research and Publications