Dr Marilyn Mallia

Dr Marilyn Mallia

Dr Marilyn Mallia



Department of French
University of Malta
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Dr. Marilyn Mallia is a lecturer in the Department of French. Her research interests include 19th century French literature, especially the works of George Sand, Anglo-French literary exchanges, as well as the representation of the female condition. She is also interested in cinematic adaptations of literary texts.

Her doctoral research, on the importance of the English Gothic Novel in the early works of French writer George Sand, has received an international prize for best thesis by the George Sand Association. She has also developed an online tool to represent intertextual links through the digital humanities. She has presented her research at a number of international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Her monograph on George Sand and the Gothic has been published by Classiques Garnier in 2018.

Dr. Mallia also coordinates the Certificate in French language proficiency. She has taught French in a variety of settings, including at secondary and tertiary level, locally and abroad. She also manages the French Resource Centre, la Petite Auberge de France.
  • 19th century French literature
  • Gothic literature
  • Anglo-French literary exchanges
  • Cinematic adaptations
  • George Sand
  • Sexual politics in the 19th century

MALLIA, M., 2018. L'héroïne face à l'abîme aquatique dans Indiana (1832) et Consuelo (1842). In: F. GHILLEBAERT and M. VALA, eds, Water Imagery in George Sand’s Work. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 61-84.

MALLIA, M., 2018. Présence du roman gothique anglais dans les premiers romans de George Sand. Paris: Classiques Garnier.

MALLIA, M., 2017. Du Mauprat (1837) de George Sand au Mauprat (1926) de Jean Epstein: la transposition visuelle de la tonalité gothique, Texte & image 2 : une mise en réseau 2017, pp. 87-97.

MALLIA, M., 2015. George Sand and the ideological reappropriation of the English Gothic novel in 1830s France. Compar(a)ison. An International Journal of Comparative Literature, , pp. 99-116.

MALLIA, M., 2015. Le rôle de la Révolution Française dans l’itinéraire gothique de l’héroïne dans Consuelo et La Comtesse de Rudolstadt. Cahiers George Sand, (37), pp. 77-96.

MALLIA, M., 2013. L’ ‘Ingénieuse et féconde’ George Sand: le remaniement gothique de Consuelo (1842) dans La Comtesse de Rudolstadt (1843). French Studies Bulletin, 34(126), pp. 3–7.

MALLIA, M., 2011. The Myth of Baucis and Philemon: a new reading of the ending of George Sand's Indiana (1832). Emergence, (3), pp. 23-27.