Polly Galis

Polly Galis was awarded the Society for French Studies Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship to conduct a research project at the University of Bristol, entitled ‘Narratives of Pleasure and Protest by Francophone Sex Workers’. This project examines literature by authors from France, Switzerland and Algeria, from the 1950s to early 2000s. Polly completed a PhD in French at the University of Leeds and is now revising her thesis for publication with Peter Lang as a winner of the Young Scholars Competition (Frank French Feminisms: Sex, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Ernaux, Huston and Arcan). She is also co-organising the next Women in French conference with colleagues at Maynooth University, taking place virtually in May 2021. Previous publications include a co-edited special issue for L’Esprit Créateur (‘Challenging Spaces and Gazes: The Body in 20th - and 21st -Century Francophone Culture’) and an edited volume with Peter Lang (Queer(y)ing Bodily Norms in Francophone Culture).