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Ms Annalisa Nicholson

Ms Annalisa Nicholson

PhD Candidate, French Section, Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


I'm a PhD candidate funded by the AHRC in the French section of MMLL. My thesis examines the history and literary output of the Mazarin salon, which was established in London in 1676 by two French exiles, Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin, and Charles de Saint-Évremond. It quickly became the most celebrated salon in Europe and was attended by the Restoration elite, the growing French expatriate community, and dozens of European exiles. My project investigates how the salon negotiated religious, linguistic, and national difference to become a supportive literary network.

Research Interests

I'm interested in the cultural activities of early modern migrants, particularly French exiles.