Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin

Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, Deputy Head of the Department of European Languages and Cultures

Background

Dr Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin is a graduate of  the Ecole Normale Supérieure-Ulm, the Sorbonne (Maîtrise de littérature comparée), Nanterre (DEA) and Sorbonne nouvelle (Docteur ès lettres). She first came to the University of Edinburgh as a Lectrice as part of the ENS exchange. She went back to Paris to complete her doctoral thesis on Rabelais. After a three-year Research and Teaching Fellowship at the University of Paris III - Sorbonne nouvelle, she came back to Edinburgh in 2001. She specialises in teaching French grammar and Renaissance literature and thought, with a particular interest in medical humanities and philosophy. As DELC E-Learning Coordinator, she has been involved in the development of innovative online materials and course models in collaboration with Dr Carlos Soler Montes since 2015.

Her monograph on Rabelais (Figures de l'Histoire et du Temps) was published by Droz in 2011. Her publications cover a wide array of topics from ancient Greek and Latin sources of early modern discourses and representations to Renaissance politics and culture. In 2017 she was awarded a RIG from the Carnegie Trust for a project on the representation of Mary Queen of Scots in her writings and in political texts and pamphlets at the time ('Mary Queen of Scots in her own words, and in others' ') which resulted in a recently published article: 'De la forme littéraire comme arme politique: l'effet-recueil dans la version française de la Detectio de Georges Buchanan', Renaissance and Reformation, Toronto, Canada; Vol.44 N.1 (2021).  https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/renref/article/view/37044

 

Current Teaching interests

  • Love and Melancholy in early modern France (Final-Year Option)
  • New Worlds: Anatomy, travel and self-discovery in early modern French literature
  • Anatomy of the Soul: ancient sources of the representation of the soul in early modern natural philosophy
  • Frankétienne: Politics, Poetry and Film (Une étrange cathédrale dans la graisse des ténèbres)
  • French syntax from a comparative perspective
  • Online and blended approaches to language teaching and learning

Postgraduate teaching

  • Medical humanities; anatomy and literature in Renaissance literature (MSc in Comparative literature: Theories and Methods of Literary Study I) (2017-18)

Areas of interest for supervision

Postgraduate research proposals are welcome on early modern French literature and culture, and particularly on the inter-relation between medical, philosophical and literary texts in the Renaissance period. Dr Lacore-Martin is particularly interested in tracing the ancient sources of early modern representations of emotions and the body and soul relationship.

Qualifications

Maîtrise in Comparative Literature (Sorbonne), Agrégation de Lettres modernes (1995), Docteur ès Lettres (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Qualification (CNU, France)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Deputy Head of the Department of European Languages and Cultures (current)

DELC E-Learning coordinator (current)

External examiner, University of Strathclyde (current)

School Academic Misconduct officer (Semester 2, 2017-18)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Past PhD students supervised

M. BOHARSKI, Clothwork and the Representation of Feminine Expression and Identity in Old French Romance (second supervisor)

Past project grants

In 2017 Dr Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin was awarded a RIG from the Carnegie Trust for a project on the representation of Mary Queen of Scots in her writings and in political texts and pamphlets at the time ('Mary Queen of Scots in her own words, and in others' ') which resulted in a recently published article: 'De la forme littéraire comme arme politique: l'effet-recueil dans la version française de la Detectio de Georges Buchanan', Renaissance and Reformation, Toronto, Canada; Vol.44 N.1 (2021).  https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/renref/article/view/37044

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Invited speaker

Verona, Colloque organised by the Gruppo di Studio sul Cinquecento Francese, Les frères Du Bellay et l’Europe. Politique et culture à la Renaissance, Vérone, Palazzo Pompei, Museo di Storia naturale,  May 2022. Title : « Ne pas parler d’histoire "comme clerc d’armes" : la tâche de l’historien au prisme des épîtres et préfaces de Guillaume, Martin et René Du Bellay »

 

Université de Rouen, Normandie, France, Conference organised by Prof. Xavier Bonnier, "Le Détour du comparant" , 16-18 June 2022. Title: 

"Le rete mirabile et la fabrique de l'âme: la métaphore du filet de pêcheur dans la pensée de la liaison entre l'âme et le corps, de Galien à Raymond de Vieussens"