Dr Helena Chadderton

Lecturer in French

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


+44 (0) 1482 462043

Helena joined the University as a lecturer in French in September 2011 having previously taught at the Universities of Lancaster, Nottingham and Bangor.

Her research interests are in women’s writing, the contemporary French novel, literary engagement and the social novel in France, and transnational publishing and literary reception France – UK.

Helena teaches on language and culture modules across the French section and the school. 



Research Interests

  • Comparative cultural studies
  • Transnationality
  • International publishing and translation
  • The French contemporary novel
  • The social novel
  • The British novel in France

Research groups

  • FACE Transnationality research group


Marie Darrieussecq's Textual Worlds: Self, Society, Language, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012

Engagement in 21st Century French & Francophone Culture: Countering Crises, ed. with Angela Kimyongür, Cardiff: UWP, 2017

The littérature mineure of François Bon’, Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, Volume 41:1, Article 15, 2017

‘Translating Class in Jonathan Coe’, The Translator, Volume 24:1, 269-278, 2017

‘Reading Fiction Transnationally: the Case of Jonathan Coe’, Transnational French Studies, ed. Charles Forsdick and Claire Launchbury, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, forthcoming 2019

Full list


Modules list

  • French Language Skills 3
  • French Language Skills 4
  • French Language Skills 5
  • French Language Skills 6
  • Ideas & Identities in Modern & Contemporary France
  • Paris: Metropolis to Margins
  • Skills for Communicating Cultures
  • Modern Women Writers
  • European Popular Culture
  • Modern Languages Extended Research Project
  • Modern Languages Dissertation

Research PhDs

  • Contemporary French literature
  • Contemporary British fiction in France
  • French women’s writing
  • French-British comparative cultural studies

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Sheffield)
  • MA (Paris 8)
  • PhD (Lancaster)