Manon Labrande, Lic. MA
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Profile photoManon Labrande
Department of English and American Studies, 3G-02-24

Research Interests

  • Victorian literature
  • Victorian popular culture and entertainment
  • Sensationalism
  • Detective fiction
  • Gothic fiction

Conference presentations

2018'From Infamous to Influential: Redefining the Literary Significance of the Penny Dreadful _The String of Pearls: A Romance_'. 10th Annual Conference of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association, London, 3-7 July 2018.


•Since January 2018: University Assistant (Prae-Doc) and PhD student at the Department of English, University of Vienna
•December 2017: DAEFLE (Diplôme d'Aptitude à l'Enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère - French as a Foreign Language Teaching Diploma) passed with honours
•Autumn 2017: French language assistant in Austria. DELF certification delivered by the Institut Français (authorised to examine and correct the Diplôme d'Étude de Langue Française - French Language Diploma for Non-Native Speakers)
•2015 - 2017: English teacher at secondary school level in France (Agrégation passed in 2015)
•2012 - 2014: MA (graduation with honours) in British, North-American and Post-Colonial Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris.
•MA theses: "A Study of the Penny Dreadful: From its Gothic origins to its influence on detective fiction. The example of The String of Pearls" (written in English), and "'Quel homme était-ce donc - ou plutôt, quelle créature sous une apparence humaine ?' L'évolution de la figure du vampire dans la littérature britannique du 19ème siècle: Lord Ruthven, Sir Francis Varney et le Comte Dracula" (written in French)
•2013 - 2014: French language assistant in York, UK
•2009 - 2012: Licence (equivalent to BA, with honours) in Anglophone Literatures, Language and Cultures at the University of Pau, France

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3G-O2-24

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