Sarah Tribout-Joseph


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

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Room 3.42
50 George Square

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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

She 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


  • 19th to 21st century literature, including 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 and contemporary periods. She has published a monograph on discourse in Proust and Joyce. In 2008 she completed an AHRC-funded project on visual imagery in Proust.

Current research interests

She is currently working on a project on the contemporary European megapolis.

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 in the European megapolis. This will lead to a book-length study entitled: Paris in Twentieth-Century French Literature. 


In addition to her commitments in French and Francophone Studies, she is Director of the MSc in Comparative Literature. She would be happy to supervise PhDs on a broad spectrum of 19th to 21st century topics and in particular on space and place.

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