PhD student

PhD student 

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  • Lovecraftian literature
  • African-American literature
  • Self-narratives, autobiography
  • “Histoire(s) et vies des littératures” research project

Research period

20th century


“The Sound of Silence: Conditions and Forms of Self-Writing in Maya Angelou’s, Toni Morrison’s and Zora Neale Hurston’s Non-Fiction” (provisional title)

Thesis funded through a ED 354 doctoral contract (2021-2024) under the supervision of Pr. Sophie Vallas.

Education and professional activity

  • Organizing committee member for the 55th AFEA conference in Aix-Marseille Université (2023-2024)
  • AFEA-SAES PhD grant laureate (2023)
  • PhD student representative at the UFR ALLSH Research Committee (2022-2023)
  • Contractual PhD student in AMU under the supervision of Pr. Sophie Vallas
  • Agrégation in English (2021)
  • Master 2 “Études Culturelles du Monde Anglophone” in Aix-Marseille Université (2019-2020)
  • Teaching Assistant in NUI Galway, Ireland (2018-2019)
  • Master 1 “Aire Culturelle du Monde Anglophone” in Aix-Marseille Université (2017-2018)
  • Preparatory Class in the Humanities (2014-2017)
  • January 2019 : “A Gentleman Lost in the 20th Century: H.P. Lovecraft the Outsider” (NUI Galway, Ireland)
  • October 2021 : Guest of the Histoire en Séries podcast for an episode on the Lovecraft Country TV series
  • January 2022 : “Récits d’universitaires : les cas de Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou et Zora Neale Hurston” (AMU)
  • Lucas Cantinelli. Ghost Writing and Writing Ghosts : mémoire(s), identité(s) et langage(s) dans Beloved de Toni Morrison. Littératures. 2019. ⟨dumas-02876737⟩ (Master’s thesis)
  • —. “Toni Morrison and the Place of Afro-American Literature in the American Canon.” 2020.
  • —. “An Immersion in AMU’s Scientific Life: Organizing an International Congress with the LERMA.” 2020.
  • —. “Projet Anglistique: Towards A Genealogy and for an Evolution of English Studies.” 2020.