Sarah Tribout-Joseph


  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Contact details



Room 3.42
50 George Square

Post code


  • Teaching semester drop-in office hour:
    Monday 1-2pm and Thursday 1-2pm


Whilst finishing her PhD at the University of Cambridge, Dr Tribout-Joseph took up a teaching fellowship in French at the University of St Andrews in 2004. She came to the University of Edinburgh in 2005.

Undergraduate teaching

  • The Modern City: Paris (Final-year option)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I would be very happy to supervise students from a Francophone or comparative perspective on:

  • spatial projects on the city, the suburbs, the countryside/landscape, landmarks/memorials, mobilities, travel/tourism, refugee narratives, museum space
  • the document in literature, testimonial writing, writing of the self
  • the modern and contemporary novel

Current PhD students supervised

Naomi Guzman-Santana

Research summary

  •  Modernism
  • 19th to 21st century literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Space, architecture, urbanism, and the city
  • Text and visual image studies

Dr Tribout-Joseph's research has focused on 19th to 21st century literature and in particular the modernist period. She has published a monograph on discourse in Proust and Joyce. In 2008 she completed an AHRC-funded project on visual imagery in Proust.

Project activity

Dr Tribout-Joseph is currently working on a new project on the individual’s experience of space and more particularly his/her negotiation of urban space. This will lead to a book-length study entitled: Paris in Twentieth-Century French Literature. In connection with this project she is co-organising with Sarah Arens a one-day study day at Edinburgh on Public Space which will bring together researchers in an interdisciplinary forum.

Dr Tribout-Joseph is also looking to develop a new project on visual imagery in Pierre Michon and the biographical intertext of the artist.

In addition to her commitments in French and Francophone Studies, she also teaches on the MSc in Comparative and General Literature, contributing to the core theory course as well as offering an option of her own on Modernism. She would be happy to supervise PhDs on a broad spectrum of 19th to 21st century topics.

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