Dr Marion Bernard
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Due to the nature of my PhD, I have been particularly interested in pluralistic approaches to analysing literature (including postcolonial theory, sociolinguistics, and ecocriticism).
I am currently exploring the application of feminist theories to Francophone Indigenous writings produced in Quebec by Innu female writers.
I teach a range of French courses within the Foreign Language Centre on the Penryn campus. I have been teaching French language and culture for more than fifteen years in England and Scotland in various settings.
I favour a predominantly communicative approach, especially when teaching within the FLC. However, I am always mindful of the need to rigorously balance students' self-directed learning with in-depth explanations when necessary.
I completed my MA in English Literature and Civilisation at the University of Nancy, and my PhD in French at the University of Glasgow. My doctoral research focused on highlighting the specificities of Francophone Indigenous Literature in Quebec.
After five years teaching at Glasgow University, I obtained a PGDE and worked for several years in secondary teaching.
Since January 2018, I have been working at the University of Exeter FLC, and have enjoyed teaching French language and culture to students of all levels.