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Dr Tifaine Bachet

Associate Lecturer in French (E&S)


In 2022, I joined the University of Exeter as an associate lecturer in French. That same year, I was awarded a PhD in English studies from the University of Lyon 2. 

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I was awarded a PhD in English Studies from the University of Lyon 2 in September 2022. My research focuses on the novels of British surrealist artist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun.

My areas of interest are: Ithell Colquhoun, Leonora Carrington, surrealism, avant-garde, occultism, modernism, 20th century British novels.

Find my recent publications below: 

Tifaine Bachet, “The Surrealist Phantasmagorias of Ithell Colquhoun”, in Judith Noble, Tilly Craig and Victoria Ferentinou (eds.), The Dance of Moon and Sun, Ithell Colquhoun, British Women and Surrealism, Lopen, Fulgur Press, 2023. The Dance of Moon and Sun: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women and Surrealism – Fulgur Press 

Tifaine Bachet, “Parody and Femininity in British Surrealism (Ithell Colquhoun and Leonora Carrington)”, Polysèmes [Online], 23 | 2020 DOI:

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I taught French Language at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 2013 to 2016. I then returned to France and joined the University of Tours as a teaching fellow in English. Since 2022, I have been an associate lecturer in French at the University of Exeter, first in Streatham, now in Penryn.

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