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Dr Marie-Christine Clemente

Marie-Christine Clemente
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Department of French Studies
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Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

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Marie-Christine Clemente specializes in 20th- and 21st-century French literature and culture, with a particular focus on questions of memory and autobiography. Her current research project examines the relation between memory and selfhood in autofictions (Bauby, Beigbeder and Nothomb), with a specific focus on accounts of schizophrenia and dementia (De Vigan and Ernaux) to help determine the role of memories – real, imaginary and lost – in the shaping of the self. She is the author of articles and chapters on the literary representation of the 9/11 attacks and edited the collective work Le Coeur dans tous ses états... published by Peter Lang in 2012.