School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Myriem El Maizi

Senior Lecturer in French Studies



Office Hours (please contact me by e-mail to arrange a meeting)


After completing an MA in American Literature and Translation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, I graduated from the University of Newcastle with a PhD on Marguerite Duras.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Director Postgraduate Taught Studies
  • Degree Programme Director for MA in Professional Translation for European Languages
  • Chair Board of Examiners - MA Film Theory and Practice
  • Pastoral Tutor (UG & MA in Professional Translation for European Languages)
  • School Quality Officer


MA in American Literature and Translation (La Sorbonne Paris III, France)
PhD in French Studies (Newcastle University)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (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 French Studies, European Comic Art, 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)

Postgraduate Teaching

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