Modern Languages


Prefix telephone numbers with 0116 252 (or 223/229 where indicated) when calling from outside of the University.

Professional services team

The professional services team provides administrative support for all subject areas across the School of Arts (English, Modern Languages, and History of Art and Film).

Academic staff

French and Francophone Studies

Name Position Telephone Email
Dr Rabah Aissaoui Associate Professor in French Studies and Deputy Head of School of Arts 2686 
Dr Madeleine Chalmers  Lecturer in French Studies 
Dr Nicole Fayard  Senior Lecturer in French  2692 
Dr Michelle Harrison  Lecturer in French  2695 
Professor Elizabeth Jones  Professor in French  2688 
Simon Lambert Honorary Fellow in French, Wallonie-Bruxelles International 
Dr Ann Miller University Fellow in French Studies 
Corinne Pelton Teaching Fellow in French  2661 


Name Position Telephone Email
Maria Guarnieri Lecturer in Italian  2680 
Dr Marina Spunta  Associate Professor of Italian 2658 
Dr Simona Storchi Associate Professor of Italian  2654 
Professor Sharon Wood  Emeritus Professor in Italian 

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Name Position Telephone Email
Dr Clara Garavelli Associate Professor in Latin American Studies  2687 
Dr Mariana Gonzalez Teaching Fellow in Spanish
Dr Sheldon Penn Associate Professor in Spanish  2666  
Dr Emma Staniland Lecturer in Spanish  2689 
Dr Maite Usoz de la Fuente Lecturer in Spanish  2660 
Dr Lesley Wylie  Associate Professor of Latin American Studies  2668 

Translation and Interpreting

Name Position Telephone Email
Dr Ahmed Saleh Elimam  Associate Professor in Translation Studies  3879 
Dr Jingjing Li Lecturer in Translation Studies 
Professor Kirsten Malmkjær Emeritus Professor of Translation Studies  2663 
Dr Sara Naylor Teaching Fellow in Translation
Dr Yan Ying Lecturer in Translation Studies 5163 


Name Position Telephone Email
Martin Agnone Coordinator of the Languages at Leicester programme 2665

PhD students

Name Project title 
Shatha Al Jabri Translation of the Reverie in Romantic Poetry in Arabic
Noora Al Kaabi
Socio-political aspects in framing narratives of conflict (submitted)
Zainab Al-Otoom
Translating modern Arabic fiction into English
Laura Albertini
(Re)exploring place through travel writing: Paolo Rundiz's travel writing as a practice of social and cultural awareness in contemporary Italy
Amjad Alliheibi
Ideology in the translation of Cultural Lexical Templates to Arabic in self-help literature
Wafa Alshehry
Investigating emphasis translation in the translation of the meaning of the Noble Qu'ran in light of Halliday's Synthetic Functional Linguistics Model
Shawna Browarsky-Quigley  Remembering Genocides in Comics and Graphic Novels 
Jie Deng
Agents in Translation: Production of Chinese classics in Penguin Modern Classics, 1946-1999 (submitted)
Dora Hooper
Sheam Khan  The Perils of Receiving Revelation in Your Mother Tongue: A Critical Study of the Influence of the Translator's Ideology on the Message of the Qur'an 
Ana Amelia Rodrigues Dos Santos  Critical functions of contemporary visual and digital poetry
Isobel Webster
Representations of Queer Puerto Rican Identity in Documentary Film
Tingwen Xi
Literary Genre in Translation: A case study of the Judge Dee series

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