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Melissa Pawelski

Teaching Fellow

Email: Melissa dot Pawelski at warwick dot ac dot uk

Humanities Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Research interests

  • Translating Philosophy and Theory, especially the works of Michel Foucault

  • Philosophies and Theories of Translation

  • French and German Languages and Philosophies

  • Translation Studies


Pawelski, M. (2019) 'Traduire les concepts - le cas du supplice dans Surveiller et punir', in Palimpsestes 33, pp. 53-65.


Nicolaysen, R. (2020), 'Foucault in Hamburg. Notes on a One-Year-Stay, 1959-1960', in Theory, Culture and Society, transl. by M. Pawelski, published online, doi:10.1177/0263276420950457



Philosophy in/on Translation

Online Symposium University of Vienna, Austria (9-10th September 2021)

Paper: 'Between Körper and Leib - Foucault's idea of the body following Nietzsche':

Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies (SFS)

Online (28-30th June 2021)

Paper: 'Michel Foucault's concept of pouvoir between 'Gewalt' and 'Macht': A translational inquiry'

La réception de la pensée française contemporaine au prisme de la traduction

Université Paris 3 La Sorbonne Nouvelle (12-13th October 2019)

Paper 'Lire Michel Foucault en anglais: L'exemple de Surveiller et punir'


Vitality and Resilience. Creative Thinking as Survival and Research as a Way of Life

Society for French Studies Postgraduate Conference (online, 28 May 2021, co-organised)


Society for French Studies Postgraduate Conference (online, 29 July 2020)

French Studies Bulletin special issue (Introduction):

Translating Philosophy and Theory - Style, Rhetoric and Concepts

Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick, One Day Interdisciplinary Conference (11 May 2019)

Organiser (HRC Doctoral Fellow, 2018-2019)

PG Annual Symposium of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Questioning the disappearance of disciplinary boundaries, University of Warwick (23 May 2018)

Organiser & Speaker 'Connecting knowledges: Translation Studies as an interdiscipline


BA (Université de Lyon, France), MSc by Research (Swansea University, UK), PhD (Warwick, submitted and awaiting examination)

Advice and Feedback Hours

Wednesdays 10-11am

Office number H2.18 (Humanities Building, Central Campus)

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