Teaching


I have taught the following courses:

Undergraduate
Prelims & FHS Paper 2: Translation from French into English
Prelims Paper 3 (Commentaries): Six short texts ranging across French and Francophone literature (16th-20th centuries)
Prelims Paper 4 (Essays): Four longer texts, including Medieval and women’s writing
FHS Papers 7, 8, & 10: Early Modern Literature (16th-18th centuries), 19th-century Literature (for Paper 8), and Early Modern Special Authors (Molière, Racine, Lafayette, Voltaire, Diderot)

Graduate
Seminar for MSt in European Enlightenment: ‘Enlightenment Debates: Voltaire & Rousseau’

I often supervise Master’s and undergraduate dissertations (including joint school dissertations) on topics within seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature and cultural history. With colleagues at St John’s College, I have co-run a series of seminars on literary theory for our 2nd year modern languages students. And I currently give the 1st-year lectures on Rousseau’s Discours sur les origines et les fondements de l’inégalité parmi les hommes (1755), for those studying the set text as part of the French Sole course.

Over the last eight years I have been regularly involved in outreach and access work, which I carry out for several Oxford colleges and for the Modern Languages Faculty. Since 2018 I have taught on Oxford’s UNIQ courses for French – a free easter or summer school programme for state-educated 6th form or college students from across the UK (which is continuing online, at the moment). I’ve written about some of my past outreach sessions, for instance here.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, awarded by the University of Oxford. In 2020 I was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Education Award for the highest-graded teaching portfolio submitted for the PGCert in TLHE, among the Humanities cohort.