Fauve Vandenberghe is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. Her research project "Hyenas in Petticoats: British Female-Authored Satire of the Eighteenth Century, 1670-1760” is funded by the Flemish Research Council. It examines a corpus of understudied satiric works by female writers and studies the deeply intertwined and reciprocal relationship between satiric theory and notions of womanhood during the eighteenth century. Broader research interests include eighteenth-century British literature, the history of feminist criticism, the history of emotions and affect theory, queer and gender studies and book history.
In the Winter/Spring semester of 2023, she is a visiting graduate researcher at the University of Toronto and she has previously received an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Huntington Library and an Ardeola Charitable Trust Visiting Fellowship at Chawton House Library.