Leslie Barnes

Leslie Barnes is Senior Lecturer and Convenor of French Studies at the Australian National University. Her first book, Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature (Nebraska, 2014), studies the impact of colonialism on the modern French novel, focusing specifically on the works of André Malraux, Marguerite Duras, and Linda Lê. Her current project offers a comparative analysis of literary and cinematic narratives that engage with questions of sex work, mobility, and human rights in Southeast Asia. She has authored and edited publications on these and other subjects in Contemporary French Civilization, French Cultural Studies, French Forum, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, and Modern Language Notes.