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I'm a PhD student from France, currently finishing my thesis in Shakespeare Studies. My topic involved studying not only English Literature and Drama, and Performance Studies and Theory, but also History, Philosophy and Critical Thinking. I have also studied Linguistics an Phonetics, Media and Film Studies, and Translation between French and English, in theory and practice. I have studied all these things at several universities: Burgundy and Montpellier 3 in France, as well as Charles University (Prague) and Somerville College, Oxford, thanks to the Erasmus programme.
In England, I have taught Shakespearean drama to a class of undergraduate students for a semester, as part of my PhD. In France, I have tutored a 15-year-old for a full term in English as second language, which I also taught to a class of 14-year-old students for half a term. At that time, I have taken classes from an education degree for a year. I also worked for a total of 6 months as an activity organiser and leader for groups of children aged 7-12 at a holiday centre.
My hobbies are linked to the traditional homestead: cooking, baking, making preserves, gardening, herbalism, DIY…
Charles Nodier College (Dole, France) – 2004 to 2007
French General Baccalaureate in Economy and Social Sciences.
- A grade in Mathematics and English, B grade in Literature and Economy & Social Sciences, C grade in Science and Philosophy. Average 14.21/20 (B grade).
University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) – 2007 to 2011
2007-10: BA in English Literature. ECTS grade E.
- Classes in Translation, Phonetics, Literature, Film Studies, History, History of Politics, concerning
different English-speaking cultures, mainly English, British and American.
Paul-Valéry University (Montpellier, France) – September 2012 to September 2015
Master of Research with Distinction on Language, Literature and Civilisation of the English-Speaking World.
Specialisation in Shakespeare's drama. ECTS grade A.
- 1st year thesis: “Blood in Shakespeare's Macbeth and its screen adaptations”.
- 2nd year thesis: “The quest for immortality in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra”.
- Marks at Distinction level in translation between English and French.
Charles University (Prague, Czechia) – May 2013
Erasmus Intensive Program on Elizabethan theatre. ECTS grade B.
- Intensively tutored by some of Europe’s most respected professors in Shakespeare Studies.
- Group work with some of Europe’s best postgraduate students in Shakespeare Studies.
University of Oxford, Somerville College – October 2013 to June 2014
Master of Research: second year as an Erasmus exchange student.
Marks at Distinction level in tutorials and translation, all marks between 69 and 77 out of 100.
University of Worcester – October 2016 to October 2020
PhD in Shakespeare Performance Studies
Thesis on the king's body in recent English & French performance of Shakespeare's history plays.
Full scholarship partly funded by ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association).
- Daily email liaison with supervisors, university teams, external institutions.
- Project design and management, research in libraries, archives, online databases.
- Co-organised a research student conference, contributed the theme of 'Corruption'.
- Produced primary data (photography, interviews), ethically curated varied data (copyright).
- Maintained intense rhythm of structured writing, with detailed editing and strict bibliography.
- Developed a methodology of critical analysis informed with political theory.
- Authored / co-authored five theatre reviews, all published in an academic journal.
- Presented five papers at British and European conferences and congresses.
- Taught Shakespearean drama to undergraduate students.
Various interim missions in retail, factories, warehouses – Summers 2007 to 2011
Activity organiser and leader for children, SNCF Dole holiday centre – Summers 2012 to 2014
- Responded patiently and cheerfully to children's needs, planned creative sports, crafts, games.
- Organised theatre and video projects with children as actors.
- Brought a constant support to my colleagues, developing an aptitude for teamwork.
- Was entrusted with driving groups of children to activities in a minibus.
Video Game Translation Editor (PTWE for Nintendo, Hounslow) – December 2014 to May 2015
- Proofreading, correcting, adjusting, re-writing translations.
- Adapted to specific software, industry, style guide, complied to client's needs and requests.
- Communicated detailed text bugs and multi-language issues within an international team.
Baked and sold pizza at a fundraiser for a women's permaculture project in Colombia - Bristol, August 2018
Appealed for donations of school materials to underprivileged families - Dole, France, August 2012 & 2013
Diploma in Office Administration (CPD & IAP certified) - March 2020
Workshops and training
- Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice: “Shakespeare in Venice” Summer School. July 2016 (selected).
Lectures and creative workshops by leading scholars, actors, directors and musicians.
- Barbican Centre, London: Weekend Lab with the Royal Shakespeare Company. January 2016.
Movement and directing classes with Owen Horsley, associate director at the RSC.
- Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare study course. June 2013 & May 2014.
Voice and directing classes with RSC staff; reviewing classes with Institute and Birthplace staff.
- “Shakespeare & Myth” (ESRA), 26-29 June 2013, Montpellier, France (volunteered as assistant).
- “Shakespeare 450” (Société Française Shakespeare), 21-27 April 2014, Paris.
- “Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures” (ESRA), July 2017, Gdansk, Poland (presented).
- “Shakespeare Studies Today” (British Shakespeare Association), June 2018, Belfast (presented).
- “Shakespeare and European Geographies” (ESRA), July 2019, Rome.
- “Shakespeare, Race and Nation” (BSA), July 2019, Swansea (presented).
- Languages: English and French, Spanish proficiency.
- Full driving licence since 2007.
- First aid certificate.
Passions and Hobbies
- Gardening, herbalism, permaculture, rewilding.
- Cooking, baking, preserves, fermentation.
- Languages (ancient and modern languages, etymology, linguistics) and translation.
- Creative writing (poetry, short stories).
- Football, running, exercise, Pilates.
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