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School of Modern Languages & Cultures: Department of French

Staff in the Department of French

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Dr Laura Chuhan Campbell

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43425
Room number: ER234, Elvet Riverside II

Contact Dr Laura Chuhan Campbell (email at l.j.campbell@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

My research focuses primarily on translation, rewriting, and intercultural mediation in medieval  literature. I am currently working on a monograph based on my PhD thesis, which examines reworkings of the Merlin story in the Old French Vulgate Cycle and later Italian vernacular and Franco-Italian adaptations. Particularly, I am interested in the way in which semiotic translation theory can be used to elucidate patterns of influence and reinterpretation underlying the transmission of narratives across medieval cultural and linguistic boundaries, which tended to be more fluid and less easily-defined than in later periods.

Research Groups

  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Books: reviews

Conference papers

  • 2014 (co-authored with Laura J. Campbell) '‘Evil in Medieval French Arthurian Literature: a Preliminary Typology’'.
  • 2013 '‘Francophone Culture in Medieval Italy and its Influence upon Italian Vernacular Translation’'.
  • 2012 (co-authored with Campbell, Laura J.) '‘Paulino Pieri: a Medieval Tuscan Mediator of French Literary Culture’, III International Conference Translating Voices, Translating Regions, Durham University'.
  • 2010 (co-authored with Campbell, Laura J.) ''The Translatio of Transvestism: Translating Problems of Signification Miniatures Depicting the Story of Gristandole'; paper given at the Symposium on Translatio, International Medieval Society, Paris [June, 2010]'.

Journal papers: academic

Translated: Chapter in Edited Book

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