Dr Myriem El Maizi
Lecturer in French

  • Email: myriem.el-maizi@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7581
  • Address: School of Modern Languages
    Room 6.5a, Old Library Building
    University of Newcastle
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


Office Hours (Semester 1, 14-15): Tuesday 3.00-4.00 and Wednesday 12.00-1.00


After completing an MA in American Literature and Translation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, I graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2004 with a PhD on 'Marguerite Duras ou l'écriture du devenir'.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Director of the Year Abroad
  • Deputy Degree Programme Director for MA in Professional Translation for European Languages
  • Pastoral Tutor (UG & MA in Professional Translation for European Languages)


1998: Licence LCE / Classes préparatoires Hypokhâgne-Khâgne
(University of Toulouse le Mirail, France)
1999: MA in American Literature and Translation (Mention TB)
(La Sorbonne Paris III, France)
2004: PhD on 'Marguerite Duras ou l'écriture du devenir'
(Newcastle University)
2007: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Distinction)
(Newcastle University)


Society for French Studies
Conseil International d'Études Francophones (CIÉF)
Société Marguerite Duras

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Literature, particularly Marguerite Duras and the Nouveau Roman; Manuscript studies; Francophone Literature, with a particular interest in Lebanese Francophone Literature

Current Work

I am currently working on a project looking at Representations of the Civil War in Francophone Lebanese writings.

Future Research

Future research will investigate the question of transnational models of identity in relation to Lebanese writings, and the impact of diaspora experiences upon literary practices.

Esteem Indicators

Peer Reviewer for the ITEM-based journal of Genetic Studies Recto/Verso.


AHRB studentship for the completion of my PhD

Undergraduate Teaching

FRE2045 French Caribbean Literature (Module Leader)
FRE2061 Grammar Lectures Level C
FRE3052 French Writing Skills: Translation I (Module Leader)
FRE3004 French Writing Skills: Translation II (Module Leader)
FRE4002 Paris: Aspects of History and Culture
FRE4005 Modern French Literature

Postgraduate Teaching

SML8012 Translation Practice and Principles
SML8013 Translation Workshop (Module Leader)
SML8014 Liaison Interpreting (Module Leader)
SML8015 Consecutive Interpreting (Module Leader)