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


Armelle 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). 

Armelle specialises in adaptation from and into literature, film and comic art; theories of voice across media; audiovisuality; 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 is currently co-editing 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 examinations of contemporary creation in Brittany (with a focus on comics, film and music); of female singers in French-language films and comics; and of comics' relationships with others arts such as music and dance.  

Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate teaching

LXE-2011: Discovering Cities (2nd year, team taught)

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

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

LCF/LZF-1001: French written language skills (1st year)

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

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


Postgraduate teaching:

LXM-4035: French Film & Comic Adaptation

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

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


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