Research Profile

  • Images of Algeria in Maria Martin’s History of the Captivity and Sufferings of Mrs. Maria Martin (1807), Jules Verne’s Invasion of the Sea (1905), Assia Djebar’s Fantasia, An Algerian Cavalcade (1985), and Yacine Kateb’s Nedjma (1956).

    Amatou’s research addresses the representation and the misrepresentation of Algeria and its inhabitants in Martin’s, Verne’s, Djebar’s, and Kateb’s literary works. It argues that the novels by Djebar and Kateb can be read as ‘writing back’ to the Orientalist perceptions of  Algeria in Martin’s and Verne’s works.

  • David Simmons

    Senior Lecturer in English & Screen Studies

  • Amatou is an Algerian PhD student at the University of Northampton. She was born in Algiers in 1992. She is strongly motivated, patient and determined in her research and always updated about what is happening in the world of Literature. She is also a good time manager, organized and flexible.

    Amatou’s research areas and interest lie in African, French, American and English studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and theories, the Orient and the Western. She is also interested in Gothic literature, gender and feminist cultural studies, and Algerian literature.