Ms Andréa Rosinhas

Lectrice in French

Biography

Teaching

As the Lectrice in French, I am responsible for teaching French conversation classes to undergraduate students. I am also the French Lectrice at The Queen’s College.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in English history, literature and culture. I am particularly interested in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Women’s Studies. I read English at the Université Paris Nanterre for five years, where I decided to focus to Women’s Studies and wrote two Master theses. The first one was on the works of Mary Astell (1666-1731), a philosopher of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century who wrote on girls’ education and on marriage. It discusses the tensions between Astell’s religious conservatism and her defence of women’s condition. My second thesis, entitled ‘Women Patrons in England in the Eighteenth Century’, explores the artistic and literary patronage of women and how they would use it to shape their reputations but also to promote other women’s crafts and arts.