School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Myriem El Maizi

Senior Lecturer in French Studies



Office Hours


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

  • Degree Programme Director for MA in Professional Translation for European Languages
  • Pastoral Tutor (UG & MA in Professional Translation for European Languages)
  • School Quality Officer


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

Lebanese Francophone Literature and Bande Dessinée; Twentieth-century Literature, particularly Marguerite Duras; Manuscript studies.

Current Work

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

Esteem Indicators

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


AHRB studentship for the completion of my PhD


Undergraduate Teaching

FRE2009 Paris: Aspects of History and Culture
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)

Postgraduate Teaching

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