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Dr Ian McCall PhD, BA

Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages and Linguistics, Chair of Residence Abroad Committee

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Dr Ian McCall is a Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

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.

Research interests

I have undertaken substantial research on the French author Marcel Proust which led to a book and several journal articles. I then worked on the more contemporary authors, Andreï Makine, Amélie Nothomb and Dai Sijie, with a particular focus on translingualism and intertextuality. My involvement with Routes into Languages resulted in publications in the field of language learning. More recently I have moved into the area of Translation Studies and published on pseudo-translation. I have also supervised to completion a PhD on translating Shakespeare into Vietnamese and I am currently supervising PhD research students working on various projects in the field of Translation Studies, especially the teaching of translation and the cognitive processes involved in translation. 

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My current teaching is mainly in the areas of Translation Studies and French Language. I co-ordinate and teach on the popular final year modules in Translation Theory and Practice and Audiovisual Translation and contribute to French Language Stages 5 and 7. I supervise students at both MA and PhD level.

Postgraduate supervision

I would welcome applications from potential students interested in the following areas:

  • Translation Studies, especially literary and pseudo-translation
  • Audiovisual Translation, especially subtitling
  • Translingual Authors
  • Proust, especially his relationships to contemporary authors
  • Language Learning
Dr Ian McCall
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