About us

Laetitia Sansonetti is Senior Lecturer in English (Translation Studies) at Université Paris Nanterre and a junior fellow of Institut Universitaire de France. Her research bears on the reception of classical and continental texts in England, language learning, poetry and rhetoric and questions of authorship and authority. Her current research project on translation and polyglossia in early modern England (https://tape1617.hypotheses.org/) is funded by a five-year grant from Institut Universitaire de France.

Select publications on the topic of translation and multilingualism:
Auteurs-traducteurs (ed. with C. Berthin and E. Eells, Presses de Paris Nanterre, 2018)
The Early Modern English Sonnet (ed. with R. Vuillemin and E. Zanin, Manchester University Press, 2020)
An pettie tanes, Ie parle milleur”: Speaking Foreign Languages in Shakespeare’s Henry V (1600; 1623)”, Études Anglaises 73.4, 2020, 472-492
Language Commonality and Literary Communities in Early Modern England (ed. with R. Vuillemin, Brepols, forthcoming 2022)
Immortal passados: early modern England’s Italianate fencing jargon on page and stage”, in Karen Bennett and Angelo Cattaneo (eds), Language Dynamics in the Early Modern Period (Routledge, forthcoming 2022)
Le lexique de l’escrime en Angleterre à la fin du XVIe siècle : traduire ou ne pas traduire les mots italiens”, in Jean-Louis Fournel (ed.), Traduire à la Renaissance (Droz, forthcoming)


Julie Loison-Charles is Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Lille, France (Department of English). She has published a monograph on Nabokov’s use of foreign words (Vladimir Nabokov, ou l’écriture du multilinguisme: mots étrangers et jeux de mots, Nanterre: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2016). She studies the translation of multilingualism (mainly xenisms, but also borrowings) in literature and TV shows.

Select publications on the topic of translation and multilingualism:
Traduction audiovisuelle et multilinguisme : le français dans les séries anglophones (Artois Presses Université, forthcoming).
“Traduire un texte de plaisir : vocabulaire érotique et mots français dans The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl de Belle de Jour” (Orizons, forthcoming).
“‘Pozhalsta bez glupostey (please, no silly things), especially devant les gens’: Nabokov’s code switching and monolingual readers”. Etudes de stylistique anglaise 9, 2015, 141-151.
“Translating Taste and Switching Tongues”, in Marie Bouchet et al. (eds), The Five Senses in Nabokov’s Works (Palgrave, 2020).


Claire Hélie is Senior Lecturer in English at Université de Lille (CLIL). Her research focusses on contemporary English poetry and theatre (CECILLE). She is Vice-President of RADAC and LOOP and Treasurer of SAIT. She is currently working on the poetics of dialect in contemporary poetry. Twitter: @claire_helie

Select publications on the topic of translation and multilingualism:
With Elise Brault-Dreux and Emilie Loriaux. No Dialect Please, You’re a Poet – Dialects in English Poetry 20th-21st centuries. New York: Routledge, 2019.
Dialectalisations de Médée. Coup de Théâtre 33 (2019), pp.99-117.