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Dr Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde

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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in French
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Languages
  • emilia.wilton-godberfforde

Professional biography

Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde (MA (Oxon) PhD, MPhil (Cantab))
 
I joined  the Open University as a Lecturer in French in 2014 and have worked across various modules currently offered at the Open University (including L192, L211 and L120). I have been module team chair for L211 and Course Director and tutor for the Residential School in Vernon. I have also worked on the team to write material for the new MA in Translation and produced material for OpenLearn. 

Before joining the Open University, I taught French literature, language, grammar and translation at the University of Cambridge where I was Research Fellow at Clare Hall College, Cambridge. I have aslo taught at Queen Mary, Paris VII and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon.

I completed my Mphil and PhD at the University of Cambridge (Queens' college) and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Oxford (Oriel College) in French and Italian. 

I am also qualified as a professional interpreter and translator (MA, University of Bath).

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Research Associate at the IAS in Princeton. 

 

Research interests

I have specialised in French theatre in the early modern period. My doctoral thesis, 'Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy' has been transformed for monograph publication. I have published articles on Molière, Rotrou, Tristan L'Hermite, Bernard Lamy and Pierre Nicole. Previous research has focused on dramatic theory, reception and audience response; theories of the comic; gender studies and translation studies.

My current research interests include language learning and drama pedagogy, telecollaborative learning, translation, intercultural communication and the digital humanities. I am currently co-authoring a textbook on translation in French for Routledge.

Impact and engagement

For the last ten years I have been actively involved in outreach programmes teaching French for Villiers Park Educational trust, an organisation which helps young people reach their full academic potential. As of 2015, I have also given talks and featured in videos for the London Centre for Languages and Culture, partnered with Pembroke College Oxford and The Open University.

For the last two years I have worked for the Prince's Teaching Institute, presenting my research and teaching to MLF teachers around the country.

I have written online resources in French in conjunction with Villiers Park and The British Academy and produced material for the Cambridge University Language Centre.  

Publications

Unmasking Falsehood: The Theatrical Pattern of Revelation in Nicole and Lamy (2017-01)
Wilton-Godberfforde, Emilia
Yale French Studies(130) (pp. 38-51)
Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy (2017-06-06)
Wilton-Godberfforde, Emilia
Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture
ISBN : 9781472413581 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin: Dom Juan, ou le festin de Pierre [Don Juan] (2017-01-25)
Wilton-Godberfforde, Emilia
The Literary Encylopedia

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