Dr. Marilyn Malliaâ€™s PhD 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. Her research interests include 19th century French literature, especially Anglo-French literary exchanges, as well as the representation of the female condition. She is also interested in cinematic adaptations of literary texts and the representation of intertextual links through the digital humanities.
Dr. Mallia is also involved in the development of French language proficiency, having taught French in a variety of settings, including at the University of Southampton, at the Alliance FranÃ§aise and in a secondary school. She is currently coordinating the Certificate for Language Proficiency.