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Margaret is a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Cardiff University. Her primary research interests span two main areas: the works of Marcel Proust, with a particular emphasis on the role of imagery in Proust’s writing, and the French and francophone encounter with the ’Orient’ in literature and the visual arts. Within this latter area, she is currently developing a project on travel literature and photography. Margaret is a Member of Academi.
With respect to Supernatural Proust: Myth and Metaphor in A La Recherche du Temps Perdu (University of Wales Press, 2007):
"..[A] finely composed analysis…This volume is the latest in an impressive run of Oxford theses on Proust. Indeed, it is tempting to revel in the critical health of this sickly superman of letters…"
Times Literary Supplement
Proust’s Gods: Christian and Mythological Figures of Speech in the Works of Marcel Proust (Oxford University Press, 2000)
Supernatural Proust: Myth and Metaphor in A La Recherche du Temps Perdu (University of Wales Press, 2007)
Eastern Voyages, Western Visions: French Writing and Painting of the Orient (editor) (Peter Lang, 2004)
Verbal and Visual Trickery in French Culture (contributor) (Peter Lang, 2006)
Beckett’s Proust: Deluze’s Proust (co-editor) (forthcoming)