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Head of Department

Dr Ana Maria de Medeiros

Director of the Modern Language Centre

Ana De MedeirosTel: +44 (0)20 7848 2381


Office: Room K-1.21

Address: Modern Language Centre 
170 Strand
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS



Dr Ana de Medeiros was awarded a BA in Political Sciences and French from Boston College. In 1986 she studied in Paris at Sciences Po and Middlebury College and received an MA in French.  Upon her return to New England she completed a PhD on the work of Marguerite Yourcenar.  It was during this time that she started lecturing in Boston.  During her studies she also received scholarships which enabled her to spend two years at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris during which she completed a D.E.A on the work of Colette under the supervision of Julia Kristeva. Prior to joining King’s in 2015 as Director of the Modern Language Centre, Ana lectured primarily on the work of contemporary Francophone and Lusophone women authors at several universities in North America and Europe and most recently was Academic Director of the University of Kent, Paris.


As Director of the Modern Language Centre (MLC), King’s College London Ana Maria de Medeiros has overall academic and financial responsibility for all language programmes run by the MLC. 

  •  University Council of Modern Languages (UCML)
  •  Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland (AULC)
  •  Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS)
  •  Association of Language Learning (AAL)
  •  Association for French Language Studies (AFLS)
  •  Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE)
  •  Centre for Information for Language Teaching (CILT)
  •  Society for Intercultural Education
  •  Training and Research ( SIETAR)
  •  European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (Cercles)
Selected Publications 
Chapters and Articles
  • ‘Puzzling out the Self: Identity and Intertextuality in Les Inséparables (DFS, 2012)
  •  ‘ Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement: Delacroix réinterprété par Assia Djebar’ in La Littérature d’art : Entre critique et création(ed) Joëlle Prungnaud (Université Charles de Gualle – Lille 3, 2010).
  • 'An Interview with Assia Djebar: Filming the Stories of Algerian Women (Wasafiri, December 2008)
  • ‘Re-escrevendo a História: Lídia Jorge e Assia Djebar’ (Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, April 2004)
  • Identité, Mémoire, Lieux: Le passé, le present et l’avenir d’Amélie Nothomb, co-ed. by M. Lee and A. de Medeiros (Forthcoming - Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2015)
  • Questions of Influence in Modern French Literature, co-ed. by T. Baldwin, J. Fowler, and A. de Medeiros (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • Wounded Bodies: co-ed. by C. Fréville and A. de Medeiros (IJFS, 15:2, 2012)
  • L'Exil et l'écriture, co-ed. by B. Deprez et A. de Medeiros (Bruxelles: AB, 1999)
  • Les Visages de l'autre: alibis, masques et identité dans  (Oxford: Peter Lang, 1996)
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