Hannah Doyle

Hannah Doyle

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


My research focuses on the notion of mise en scène and performativity in the poetry of the French Romantic poet Marceline Desbordes-Valmore. In my thesis, I examine the formal characteristics of performativity in Desbordes-Valmore’s works, including the dialogic quality of the poetry, the positioning of the poet as belonging to a network, and the creative use of versification to challenge poetic conventions. On a thematic level, I analyse what is being “staged” in this poetry, focusing on four key themes featured in Desbordes-Valmore’s poems: maternity, place, abandonment, and the act of waiting.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2025 Doyle, H. (2025). La mise en scène de la dédicace dans la poésie de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore. Australian Journal of French Studies.

In 2024, I will be teaching classes from the following courses:

  • Beginners French A
  • Beginners French B
  • Intermediate French A
  • Intermediate French B
  • Introduction to French and Francophone Literature 
  • Contemporary France

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