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Dr Mathilde Poizat-Amar

Lecturer in French


Office: Cornwallis West 151
Office hour: Tuesday 16.00-18.00


Mathilde Poizat-Amar holds a PhD in French Studies from the University of Kent and the University Paris-X Nanterre (France). She has worked at the University of Kent as a Lecturer in French since 2014.

Mathilde conducts research in the area of 20th and 21st French literature, and more particularly on French travel writing. Her first monograph (Peter Lang, 2017) investigates links between Modernism and travel writing through the works of Blaise Cendrars, Victor Segalen and Albert Londres.

Mathilde’s current lines of research examine contemporary forms of travel writing in relation to post-war literary theory; contemporary French and Francophone literature; and the Digital Age. 

Prospective doctoral students are welcome to contact her if they are interested in topics related to her areas of research.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Poizat-Amar, M. (2017). L'Éclat du voyage: Blaise Cendrars, Victor Segalen, Albert Londres. [Online]. Oxford ; Berlin: Peter Lang. Available at:
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Poizat-Amar, M. (2015). L'Épreuve du voyage, de la fracture à la diffraction: Les Immémoriaux, Victor Segalen, 1907. in: Duprat, A. ed. Le roman du voyage. Paris, France: Classiques Garnier, pp. 199-207. Available at:
Poizat-Amar, M. (2013). De l'autre vers soi, étude de la différence. Voyages de Gauguin et de Segalen en Polynésie française. in: Lanni, D. ed. Du moi au monde et retour: identité altérité et ailleurs dans les années 1920 et 1930. Paris, France: Passage(s), pp. 137-148. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 3 [See all in KAR]


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Mathilde Poizat-Amar teaches modules on French cinema and on modern French literature.

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