liam foucault.jpg

About me

I'm the author of Animal Soundscapes in Anglo-Norman Texts, an in-depth study of animal noises in medieval literature written in English and French. My work focuses on medieval literature and culture, and the Environmental Humanities. I write about pre-modern concepts of nature and the environment, in particular in the following areas:

• Animal sound and translation into French.
• Medieval ecology, imperialism and pollution.
• Multilingualism in Western Europe.
• Continental philosophy and medievalism.

I have taught at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris and the University of Oxford, and I am currently Lecturer in French at the University of Liverpool. I am the Representative for Early-Career Academics at the University Council of Modern Languages.


I regularly give talks about medieval literature and culture, and folklore. Please get in touch if you are interested. I am also keen to work in collaboration, and welcome enquiries.


Dr Liam Lewis


You can get in touch with me by post or by sending me an email. Here are my details:

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool
1-7 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7WY
United Kingdom

+44 75 84 329 496

Image de Pedro Lastra