Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Ms Marjorie Huet

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: marjorie.huet@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I started my PhD in October 2017 and am currently studying on part-time basis, as I am also a full-time Senior Teaching Fellow in French language at the University of Portsmouth.

After completing a BA in English language, literature and culture at Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France) in 2009, I went on to study for an MA in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture at the University of York in 2010-2011, before completing an MA in Language sciences with an emphasis on Teaching French as a Foreign Language at Université de Grenoble (France) in 2016. Last year, I also studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Studies (English- French) at the University of Portsmouth.


My PhD project is: How does the translation of contemporary French and British crime fiction contribute to the construction of culture?

My project is supervised by Dr Jonathan Evans, Dr Christine Berberich and Dr Sarah Berthaud.It examines how the translations of contemporary French and British crime fiction novels contribute to representing and constructing French and British cultures. After defining the concept of culture, the thesis focuses on analysing selected novels by contemporary crime fiction writers, including Robert Galbraith and Ian Rankin. The aim of this analysis is to explore
how the translations of these novels contribute to shaping and representing the source culture to the target text reader, with a focus on issues such as class and popular culture. 

Research Areas:

  • Translation Studies
  • French and British literature