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French Studies Department, University of Warwick (From October 2011)

MA Teaching:

 Undergraduate Teaching:


The Workers' Educational Association: World Literature (2009-present)

During the academic year 2010-2011, I am teaching a course on Narration and Observation: The Role of Narrative Voice in Twentieth Century American Literature for the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). The two-hour classes run for twenty weeks over the autumn and winter terms and are held in Kenilworth Library Exhibition Room.

  • For a summary of this year's course and book list, click here.
  • For more information about the WEA in the West Midlands, click here.


From 2009-2010, the course focused on Representations of Women and Family in World Literature.

  • For more information on the 2009-2010 course, click here.


MA in Translation Studies: Understanding Media Audiences (2008 and 2009)

Course convenor: Dr Ruth Cherrington

Modules taught:

  • Introduction to media audiences – theoretical and methodological approaches (lecture and seminar)
  • Early audience research – encoding/decoding, paradigms and historical context (lecture and seminar)
  • The gendered audience – impact of feminism in a post-feminist era (seminar)
  • Studying ethnic and cultural diversity – minority, diasporic and transnational audiences (seminar)
  • Fandom, fan culture and cult audiences – active audiences or cultural dupes (seminar)


MA in Translation Studies: Translation in Theory and Practice (2007)

Course convenor: Dr Piotr Kuhiwczak 

Modules taught:

  • From Theory to Practice – the translation of Francophone African literature in light of ‘the cultural turn’ in translation studies (seminar)
  • “The Nature and Role of Norms in Translation” – discussion and analysis of Gideon Toury’s paper (seminar)


Teaching English as a Foreign Language (1995-1996)

I worked for one academic year as a French assistant in the Collège Yves du Manoir, and the Lycée-EREA Toulouse Lautrec, both in Vaucresson, France.



“By means of the concept of genre we can approach texts from the macro-level as communicative acts within a discoursive network or system” (Trosburg 7)