Manon Labrande, Lic. MA
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Summer term 2019
123044 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - Visions of London in Victorian Fiction
Manon Labrande
Department of English and American Studies, 3G-02-24

Research Interests

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


•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

"It's man devouring man, my dear, and who are we to deny it in here?": Cannibalism and Commodification in Sweeney Todd Narratives

Labrande, M. (Speaker)
17 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science

'From Infamous to Influential: Redefining the Literary Significance of the Penny Dreadful The String of Pearls: A Romance'

Labrande, M. (Speaker)
6 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science

Department of English and American Studies

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

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