Lepers-Thornton, Amandine

Amandine Lepers-Thornton

Lecturer in French

Academic background

Amandine is a Chartered Linguist and professional translator. She teaches French Language to undergraduates at St Anne’s.

Originally from Lille, she arrived in the UK in 2003 to complete her undergraduate degree in English Studies. She taught as a Lectrice at the University of Leeds until 2005, then moved to Scotland to do a Master’s degree in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh and to teach at Fettes College. She came to Oxford in 2014 after 10 years of teaching school pupils, undergraduates and adult learners in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Before joining St Anne’s, she taught at Oxford University’s Language Centre and at Somerville College.

She started working as a professional translator in 2007, under the business name Amend in Style Translations. Her main fields of expertise are certified translation of official documents, commercial and academic/literary translation.

Teaching

French Prelims Paper I – Grammar and Summary

FHS Paper II B – Translation into modern French

Research interests

She has a personal interest in translation theory, 19th century French literature (Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert & Guy de Maupassant) and contemporary Francophone literature (Amélie Nothomb, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Delphine de Vigan & Goncourt novelists).