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Professor Francoise Le Saux – University of Reading

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Professor Francoise Le Saux

Professor Francoise Le Saux
Job Title:
Francoise Le Saux



My responsibilities include:

  • French Studies Programme Director 
  • Teaching at all levels of undergraduate study ( French language; medieval French history; medieval French literature; comparative literature)
  • Teaching at Masters level

Areas of Interest

My research interests are in the area of medieval literary history, particularly issues of translation and cultural adaptation in the Middle Ages and Arthurian literature.

Postgraduate supervision:

I am happy to supervise research students on most medieval topics. I contribute to the teaching of the MA in Medieval Studies, including that of specialised linguistic skills (Old French, Middle Welsh, Old Irish, Old Norse, Medieval Latin).

Research groups / Centres

Professor Le Saux works on issues of translation and cultural adaptation in the medieval British Isles. She is currently collaborating with Professors Denis Hue (Rennes II) and Francoise Laurent (Clermont-Ferrand) on an edition and modern French translation of the hagiographical poems of the twelfth-century Norman historian-poet Wace. Her main ongoing research project is an exploration of the impact on medieval and early modern literature of the scientific revolution initiated by translations from the Arabic, in particular with regards to the treatment of narratives of artificial human generations.


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  • Le Saux, F. (2006) Wace as hagiographer. In: Burgess, G.S. and Weiss, J. (eds.) Maistre Wace - a celebration. Jersiase, St. Helier, pp. 139-148. ISBN 090189740 x




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Further details

I am currently President of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society.

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