Dr Chanel de Halleux is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Wiener-Anspach Foundation (Belgium) at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. Her field of research is eighteenth-century French literature.
She received her PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles in December 2017. Her thesis was dedicated to Fanny de Beauharnais (1737-1813), a little known salon hostess and female writer. More broadly, her research centres on in the history of literature, history of women and history of sociability of the late eighteenth-century. Her current one-year project focuses on the Parisian salon of Julie Talma (1765-1805) during the Directory (1795-1799). Through this project, she intends to examine the evolution of worldly sociability during the French Revolution and to help better understand the civil society of the Directory.
Having arrived in January 2018, Chanel de Halleux will be based in Oxford until December 2018 to complete her project.