Roger Baines received his degree in French Studies from the University of Warwick, this was followed by several years living and working in Paris, notably for Marks and Spencer and Sock Shop, and teaching English at the University of Nantes and the IUT de Paris. On returning to the UK, he obtained the Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists and his PhD on the work of Pierre Mac Orlan from the University of Nottingham. Prior to coming to the University of East Anglia in 1996, he taught French Studies at the University of Reading.


  • Warehouse supervisor, Sock Shop SARL, France, 1989-1990
  • Part-time French language teacher, University of Nottingham 1990-1991
  • English language ‘lecteur’, Université de Nantes, France, 1991-1994
  • Temporary lecturer in French Studies, University of Reading, 1995-1996
  • Lecturer in French language and Applied Translation Studies, UEA 1996 - Present

Academic Background

  • BA French Studies, University of Warwick, 1988
  • Diploma in Translation, Institute of Linguists, 1996
  • PhD - ‘Inquiétude’ in the work of Pierre Mac Orlan, University of Nottingham, 1998

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