Alice Monter

Provisional title: Satire, Factionalism and Pro Ministerial Propaganda under Robert Harley, 1708-1717.

Supervised by: Dr. Greg Lynall, Prof. Frédéric Ogée


Research interests: eighteenth-century British literature, history and politics; satire; factionalism; Tory & Whig parties; opposition discourse; patronage; Robert Harley; Scriblerians.

Conference papers:

July 2019        ‘Harley, Political narratives and Self-Mythologizing in Defoe’s Secret History of the Secret History of the White Staff’ – Crusoe at 300: Adaptations, Afterlives & Futures, (Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Defoe Society), University of York.

June 2018        ‘“The very War is made for Peace”: Use of Satire and Plain Speech in Shaping the Narrative over British Peace Negotiations with France (1711-1712)’ – Satire: Deaths, Births, and Legacies conference, York St John University.

June 2017        ‘Defining Tory Satire: Literary Opposition in the Period 1701-1730’– Workshop for postgraduate students and junior scholars, Landau-Paris Symposium on the Eighteenth-Century (LAPASEC): Intermediality and the Circulation of Knowledge in the Eighteenth-Century, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Teaching experience:

Université Paris-Diderot, History Department (72hrs/year)

Sep 2016-Aug 2019    Introduction to Early Modern European History (Introduction à l’histoire de l’Europe moderne, XVI-XVIII).

University of Liverpool, French Department (full time)

Sep 2013-Aug 2014    Oral expression and general culture modules.

Université de Lorraine, English Department (64hrs/year)

Sept 2011-Aug 2013   Tutoring in written and oral expression courses, as well as grammar, methodology and creative writing.

University of Wolverhampton, French Department (72hrs/year)

Sept 2010-May 2011 Oral expression and general culture modules for French & Business BA students.