Dr Kathryn Jones

Dr Kathryn Jones

Associate Professor, Modern Languages

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295439

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Office - 304
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Dr Kathryn Jones is Associate Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting. She is Co-Investigator for the AHRC-funded research project European Travellers to Wales: 1759-2010, and co-author of Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation: (Re)Discoveries of Wales in French and German Travel Writing (1780-2018) (Liverpool University Press, 2020). Her research takes a transnational approach, starting with her monograph Journeys of Remembrance: Memories of the Second World War in French and German Literature, 1960-1980 (Legenda, 2007). She has published widely in the fields of travel writing, conflict studies and memory studies.

Dr Jones is Director of Postgraduate Research for the College of Arts and Humanities. She has supervised research students in a variety of subject areas which she also enjoys teaching, including French, francophone and German literature and culture, gender studies, memory studies, postcolonial studies, translation, tourism, travel writing, Wales studies.

Dr Jones plays a leading role developing Welsh-medium Modern Languages teaching provision and currently chairs the National Panel for Welsh-medium Modern Languages.

Areas Of Expertise

  • • French and francophone 20th and 21st culture
  • • German 20th and 21st culture
  • • Travel writing
  • • Memory Studies
  • • Conflict Studies
  • • Gender Studies
  • • Postcolonial and migration studies
  • • Transnationl studies

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Dr Jones teaches in a wide range of fields including French, francophone and German literature and culture, gender studies, memory studies, postcolonial studies, translation, travel writing and Wales studies. She also teaches through the medium of Welsh.

She enjoys introducing students to francophone cultures, teaching texts and films from Algeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Guadeloupe and Quebec as well as France. Other specialist areas are translation workshop and representations and memories of France and the Second World War and the Algerian War.

Rwy’n falch iawn o’r modiwlau iaith a diwylliannol Ffrangeg drwy’r Gymraeg i mi ddatblygu a dysgu dros y pymtheg mlynedd diwethaf, gan gynnwys modiwlau astudiaethau cyfieithu, ffilm, llenyddiaeth ac iaith.

Research Collaborations