Writing Residency à l’hôtel Sainte Valière

In March 2011 Updates on June 3, 2019 at 2:15 pm

From July 7-14, 2019, Thaïs is excited to attend a writing residency at the Hôtel Sainte Valière, located near Narbonne in the south of France, to work on her new short story collection and novel.


Mapping Victorian Empires, Cultures, Identities

In March 2011 Updates on April 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Mapping Victorian Empires, Cultures, Identities, a four-day conference from May 13-16, 2019, explores mapping across a range of themes and cultural practices. This conference is co-hosted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa, in collaboration with the University of California Dickens Project.

On Thursday, May 16 at 9:15am, Thaïs will be presenting original academic research on “Text and Territory: Reinterpreting History and Western Expansion in E. L. Doctorow’s Welcome to Hard Times” on the “Looking Back at the Victorians” panel.

Victorian Mapping

Book Review of Better Times and Interview with Sara Batkie

In March 2011 Updates on March 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

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Thaïs had the opportunity to interview award-winning author Sara Batkie about her debut short story collection, Better Times. To read about their conversation, visit the Museum of Americana website:

To read Thaïs’s review of Better Times visit: