DPhil, 2nd year (Lincoln College)
I completed a BA in French and English Language and Literature at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, where I also completed an MA with a specialization in dramaturgy and theatre history.
My DPhil thesis explores an essential component of Samuel Beckett’s artistic process, that is the act of translating his own works. It compares both the English and French versions of Samuel Beckett’s trilogy with the aim of examining how self-translation affects the representation of the character’s mind and consciousness. I am applying this critical approach to reveal the differences in the way the mind is represented in both versions of the three novels: Molloy, Malone Meurt, and L’Innommable.
On a broader note, my research interests are in the fields of 20th century French and English literature, representation of the mind and consciousness in the arts, literary bilingualism and self-translation.
I am currently teaching undergraduate tutorials at Oxford on Modern French literature as well as translation from and into Modern French.
Between 2009 to 2016, I taught different courses in Switzerland. These include: classroom teaching and private tutoring of French and English languages and literature to secondary/high school and college students in the Swiss public system; teaching French as a foreign language to unemployed adults in a private institution for continuing education.
Other than teaching, I have also worked as a translator for the past three years:
Transcription and translation of 17th century documents for the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint Pierre, Project for Perpetual Peace in Europe in The Idea of Europe: Enlightenment Perspectives. Texts selected by Catriona Seth and Rotraud von Kulessa. Translated by Catriona Seth et al. (June 2017).
2015-2017: Translator for Lombard Odier & Cie.
Theatre and opera reviews published on the University of Lausanne’s Atelier Critique website:
- Macbook, mini bar et mère maudite
- Et le Vent vola Noël
- Qui vivra mourra
- Une trop folle journée de noces
- Other reviews
Poetry published in the University of Geneva’s English journal Noted :
The Particle Chronicles and Morning Bash in the 2015 Spring edition
Un-Int-Eruptible and A maze’n’maze in the 2016 Spring edition