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Dr Karen Lacey Holder

Dr. Karen Lacey Holder’s research and teaching interests lie in eighteenth-century French and British literature and culture, with a focus on the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Samuel Richardson, cross-Channel exchange, gender politics and sensibility.

She received her first degree from Birkbeck, and her MA and PhD from King’s College London. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at KCL in 2015-16. While there she taught on the undergraduate seminars The French Novel after 1700 and Writing the Self in French Literature since 1700.

At Birkbeck, she teaches on the undergraduate modules Imagining France: Introduction to French Studies; Dreaming the Self: Enlightenment to Romanticism and Reading Transnational Cultures: Enlightenment Encounters; as well as teaching on the MA module Reading Across Cultures.

Dr Lacey Holder’s book A Class Apart: The Military Man in French and British Fiction, 1740-1789 was published by Peter Lang in 2016 in their series French Studies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. It has recently been reviewed in French Studies, Volume 71, Issue 4, 1 October 2017.