Mariane Utudji

PhD candidate -Université Sorbonne Nouvelle & Université Paris Diderot

Mariane Utudji is a PhD candidate in translation studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris 3). Her doctoral thesis explores Salman Rushdie’s writing and its French translation. She is also specialising in the translation of children’s literature. She has thus translated a selection of six Scottish ghost stories by Sorche Nic Leodhas into French with the aim of conceiving a new collection.

She is a teacher of English: she has taught several courses at Paris Ouest University and at Sorbonne Nouvelle University, and she has been a certified teacher of English in French secondary schools for eight years.

Translating foreign tales for children: a “foreignizing” approach seeking consistency and flexibility