Matthis Hervieux (LèsL Rouen, MSc Edin)

Thesis title: Franco-Japanese Intermedial Encounters in Roland Barthes, Michel Butor and Dany Laferrière

PhD Comparative Literature

Year of study: 4

  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC)
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures (DELC)

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I first joined the University of Edinburgh in 2015 as a language assistant in French. I then left in 2016 to take up a role in a market research firm in London. I returned to Edinburgh in 2017 as a student, where I earned a MSc in comparative literature in 2018. I am now pursuing a PhD in comparative literature.


2012 - 2015 - Licence ès Lettres Anglais, Université de Rouen

2017 - 2018 - Master of Science in Comparative Literature, University of Edinburgh

2019 - now - PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate teaching

Since 2020-21

  • French 1B literature & civilisation

In 2015-16

  • French 1B
  • French 2
  • French 3 Oral (Hons.)
  • Oral for French (Hons.)
  • 2nd-year French grammar workshops and exam feedback lecture

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

  • Encounters between Japan and the Francophone world
  • Exoticism and Japonisme
  • Intermediality
  • Translingualism
  • Inter- and hyper-textuality
  • Literary theory
  • Ethical criticism (Emmanuel Levinas)
  • Eco-criticism
  • French theory
  • Écrivains du corail

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