- Primary position:
- Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages
- Other positions:
- Chair of Modern Languages Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach Committee. Employability Officer for Modern Languages
I gained a BA in French and German from Westfield College, University of London, before completing a doctorate in French Literature at Queen Mary and Westfield College. Before coming to Southampton, I worked in France as an assistant and then a lecteur at University of Paris (Paris X). I frequently return to the Haute-Marne département where I have had a second home for many years.
I have been at University of Southampton since 1989. I am now Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Current research projects
I have undertaken substantial research on the French author Marcel Proust which has led to a book and several journal articles. More recently, I have worked on the more contemporary authors, Andreï Makine, Amélie Nothomb and Dai Sijie, with a particular focus on translingualism and intertextuality. I also have a keen interest in translation studies, especially literary and pseudotranslation. My involvement with Routes into Languages has also led to publications in the field of language learning.
My current teaching focuses on contemporary French language and culture. I teach French language at several levels and contribute to the Modern French Culture module. I am responsible for the Undergraduate Ambassador module in the Faculty and am currently developing new modules in translation studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I teach the French to English Translation component of our translation course for Erasmus students and supervise MA dissertations.
I would welcome any potential applicants interested in any of the following topics:
- Proust, especially his relationships with contemporary authors
- Translingual writers in French
- Translation Studies, especially literary and pseudo-translation
- Filmic intertexts in French literature