I have a wide range of teaching experience in different institutions in the UK and in France, including medieval literature and modern French translation. My teaching interests include critical approaches to the study of animals and the environment in literature, representations of sound and music and critical theories of translation, gender and posthumanism.
Teaching is a valuable part of academic life, and my goal is to share with students the excitement of discovering new ideas and assessing these through critical debate. I strive to give students the right tools for developing their own research agendas and for self-evaluation. This can be seen in my work as a university tutor, and also as a workshop leader in theatre and performance settings. I draw on my experience as an ensemble performer to create interactive and student-led working and learning environments.
At the university of Warwick I have taught on the following modules:
Medieval to Renaissance English Literature (English)
Animals in Medieval Literature (French)
French Cultural Landmarks: Love, Language, Power (French)
Modern French Translation (French)
Qualitative Research Methods (Liberal Arts)
Human-Animal Studies: An Interdisciplinary Module Exploring Animals in Society (Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning)
At the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, I taught as lecteur de langue anglaise for the Licence d'Anglais, the Licence Langues étrangères appliquées and the Concours d'Agrégation.
I also facilitate undergraduate workshops on Medieval Women's Writing and Music of the Crusades (see below for further details).
I have several years experience tutoring students to GCSE and A-Level English and French, and can offer support for literature and language elements of these exams. I have also tutored for the French Brevet and offer proofreading services.
"It was really nice having [Liam] as our lecteur. I enjoyed the topics we discussed and I felt more comfortable giving my opinion than I usually do. Thank you!"
"The seminars have been really fun and interesting, and helped me out with my social anxiety and fear of speaking in front of a group."