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Dr Veronica Heath

Departmental Director of Teaching and Learning (DTL)

French Programme Director


Miller 116 

Building location

Miller building

Areas of interest

Both my undergraduate degree and my Ph.D were in the area of comparative literature (French, English) and I continue to have strong teaching interests in these areas, specifically in nineteenth- and twentieth-century prose fiction. I also have interests in translation, particularly French to English, both general and business translation, and in Business French.


I contribute to or convene a variety of modules:

  • at Part 1, I convene FR1IFC, Introduction to French Culture, and contribute to ML1COMP, What is Comparative Literature, as well as to post A Level entry language teaching
  • at Part 2, I co-convene ML2STA/HS2STA, Society, Thought and Art, contribute to ML2GF, The Global Fantastic, and teach and co-ordinate the translation component of FR2L
  • at Part 3, I teach the translation (French →English) component of FR3L6, and have contributed to ML3IC, Identity and Conflict in Modern Europe

Academic qualifications

  • BA French and English Literature, University of Reading, 1985
  • PhD, University of Reading, 1989
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2017


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