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 an Oxford Vice-Chancellor’s Education Award for the highest-graded teaching portfolio submitted for the PGCert in TLHE, among the Humanities cohort.
I have taught the following courses, at Oxford and at Queen Mary, University of London:
Second year Comparative Literature module: ‘Serious Play: European Literary Games, from the Past to the Present’ (12-weeks; lectures and seminars)
First year & Second and Final year Paper 2: Translation from French into English
First year Paper 3 (Commentaries): Six short texts ranging across French and Francophone literature (16th-20th centuries)
First year Paper 4 (Essays): Four longer texts, including Medieval and women’s writing
Second and Final year 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)
Seminar for MSt in European Enlightenment: ‘Enlightenment Debates: Voltaire & Rousseau’
At Oxford I regularly supervised 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 co-ran a series of seminars on literary theory for our 2nd year modern languages students. And I gave the First-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. I have delivered Offer Holder taster days for students considering studying Comparative Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. From 2018 to 2021, I 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.