|Positions Held||University Instructor in English Language, Westgate Corporation (providing English for Academic Purposes instruction through a private contracting company, delivered to 2nd year undergraduates)
Kanto Region, Japan
Assistant in Medieval English, Department of English Language and Literature, Université de Genève
|03.2019 – 08.2019
09.2013 – 08.2018
|Sessional Tutor and Occasional Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney
Various subjects within:
|Other Employment: ESL teaching, Legal transcription, individual tutoring, internal communications and web copy-writing. Details available upon request.|
|Education||PhD, Department of English Language and Literature, Université de Genève – ‘Friendship Between Men and Women in Middle English Arthurian Romances and their French Sources’. Awarded 31.8.18 with mention trés honorable and felicitations de jury.
Supervisor: Professor Guillemette Bolens
|09.2013 – 08.2018|
|CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), Cambridge English Language Assessment via International House, Sydney||09.2012 – 11.2012|
|M.Phil, Medieval Studies, University of Sydney – ‘Same-sex friendship in Le Chevalier au Lion: a Social Reading of Chrétien de Troyes’ romance of Yvain’.
Supervisor: Dr Andrea Williams
|B.A. (Hons), Medieval Studies and French, University of Sydney
|Commendations, Awards and Grants||2018 Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize (Australian and New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Society), for ‘Female Homosociality and the Marriage Plot: Women and Marriage Negotiation in Cligés and Le Chevalier au Lion’, Parergon, 33.1 (2016)
Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney – federally funded stipend for selected postgraduate research students
02.2010 – 11.2011
|Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Sydney – funds awarded to support manuscript consultation in France and England||07.2011|
For a complete list of courses taught, see my teaching history.
||Université de Genève: developed and delivered seminars in Old and Middle English, including all syllabus design tasks, administering e-learning, and overseeing final papers and revisions.
Developed (read, recorded, edited) audio texts for use in teaching Middle English reading skills
|University of Sydney (as sessional tutor and occasional lecturer):
MDST 2613 Sex and Sin in the Middle Ages: gave 5 of 12 lectures. Collaborated with Dr Juanita Ruys on course design, assigned texts and assessment development, and administered the Blackboard site.
In MDST 2611 and 2614, organised tutorial group excursions to the Rare Book Collection for introductory codicology workshops
Student commendations: received 3 anonymous student commendations (in 2011 and 2013) for teaching in Medieval Studies
|Events and Sessions Organised||‘Losing Their Heads: Beheading Narratives, Gender, and Social Roles’ – Conference Session, Leeds IMC 2017||07.2017|
|Medieval Palaeography Study Group, English Department, University of Geneva – organised with Sarah Brazil||03.2017 –
|English Department Film Club, University of Geneva||09.2015 –
|‘Emotion and Culture in the Middle Ages’ – CUSO Doctoral
Workshop, with Mary C Flannery and Sarah Brazil
|‘Elusive Affection’ – Conference Session, Leeds IMC||07.2015|
|Middle English Reading Group, University of Sydney||04.2011 –
|Selected Conference and Workshop Talks||‘Cross-dressing and cross-species sex: the obscene spectacle of the sow and the lions in the Prose Merlin’, Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference 2018
‘Lancelot in the Friend Zone: opposite-sex friendship as unstable ground in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur’, CUSO Fortnightly Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Geneva
|‘A Tale of Two Kings: Masculinity, Race, and the Medieval in C. S. Pacat’s Captive Prince Trilogy’, Leeds IMC||07.2017|
|‘Text-Image Relationship in Medieval and Modern Arthuriana’, with Olivia Gunduz-Lindem, SAMEMES Biennial Congress, Zurich||09.2016|
|Professional Training||CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), Cambridge English Language Assessment via International House, Sydney||09-11.2012|
|University of Sydney Teacher Training Courses:
|Affiliations and Memberships||