Dr Armelle Blin-Rolland

Lecturer in French

Contact info

Email: a.blin-rolland@bangor.ac.uk

Location: room 417, 3rd floor, New Arts building

Contact Info

Email: a.blin-rolland@bangor.ac.uk

Location: room 417, 3rd floor, New Arts building


Dr Armelle Blin-Rolland joined Bangor University as Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies in 2014. Before then, she was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath, and a Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Leicester. She holds a PhD in French and Francophone Studies from Bangor University (2011), with a doctoral thesis on voice in adaptations of Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit and Queneau's Zazie dans le métro. She also holds a BA in German from the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest), and an MA in European Cultures and Languages (Bangor University). 

Dr Armelle Blin-Rolland's research specialisms include: text/image and bande dessinée studies; French ecocriticism and environmental humanities; and adaptation and intermediality. She has published articles on these areas in European Comic Art, Modern Languages Open, Modern and Contemporary France, Studies in Comics and Studies in French Cinema. She is the author of Adapted Voices: Transpositions of Céline’s ‘Voyage au bout de la nuit’ and Queneau’s ‘Zazie dans le métro’ (Oxford: Legenda, 2015). She has co-edited a special issue of European Comic Art on ‘Comics & Adaptation’ (stemming from a conference she co-organised at the University Leicester), and a special issue of Studies in Comics on ‘Comics & Nation’ (also stemming from a conference she co-organised, at Bangor University). She is review co-editor for European Comic Art

Her current research projects include: the relationship between space and the environment in post-1945 France, exploring cultural narratives of specific sites (including nuclear sites, factory farms, slaughterhouses, toxic landscapes and zoos); the politics and aesthetics of text-image engagements with the more-than-human world in Francophone cultures; and comics' relationships with other arts such as music and dance. 

Dr Armelle Blin-Rolland's current administrative responsibilities are: Subject Lead for French and Francophone Studies; School International and Year Abroad Officer; Year Abroad coordinator for French.


Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate teaching

LXE-2025: Reading Fantastic Literatures (2nd year)

LXF-3112: Bande dessinee & adaptation (Final year)

LCF/LZF-1002: Advanced French 2 (1st year)

LCF/LZF-2020 & 2040: French language skills (2nd year)

LCF/LZF-3020, 3030 & 3040: French language skills (Final year)

LCE/LXE-3210 & 3200: Press Dossier (Final year)


Postgraduate teaching:

LXM-4035: French Film & Comic Adaptation

LXM-4001: Modes of Critical Theory (team-taught)

LXM-4002: Research Methods (team-taught)

LXM-4031: Critical Theory in Practice (team-taught)


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