Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin

Senior Lecturer


Dr Lacore-Martin is a Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies. She is a graduate of  the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, the Sorbonne (Maîtrise de littérature comparée), Nanterre (DEA) and Sorbonne nouvelle (Docteur ès lettres).  She completed her doctoral thesis on Rabelais in 2003, at the end of a three-year ENS scholarship during which she taught at the University of Paris 3 - Sorbonne nouvelle.

Since 2015, she has been coordinating the development of the DELC e-learning project with Dr Carlos Soler Montes.

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
  • 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)

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.

Currently supervised PHD topics

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


Maîtrise in Comparative Literature (Sorbonne), Agrégée de lettres modernes, Docteur ès lettres (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Qualification (CNU, France)

Responsibilities & affiliations

DELC e-learning coordinator

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

Research summary

Emmanuelle's main research interests lie in French and comparative early modern literature, with a particular emphasis on ancient Greek and Latin sources. A long-standing interest in Rabelais led to the recent publication of a book on the representation of time and history in her work (Figures de l'Histoire et du Temps dans l'œuvre de Rabelais, Droz, 2011).

Her fourth year option - Love and Melancholy in early modern France - draws on another aspect of her current research which focuses on the links between early modern literature and medicine, with a particular interest in the relation between anatomical discoveries and the representation of emotions at the time.

Other research interests include literary theory and contemporary French literature, in particular the writings of Annie Ernaux.

A keen interest in language teaching led Emmanuelle to contribute to GLO (grammar exercises on line), writing and testing exercises.

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