A view of singleton campus including singleton park and the beach, with the sea stretching into the horizon.

Dr Alison Williams

Associate Professor, Modern Languages

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295409
Office - 111
First Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am an Associate Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting and have taught in Higher Education since 1995. I teach modules in French language and culture to undergraduate students and Advanced French-English Translation on our MA programmes: Professional Translation and Translation and Interpreting. I draw on my research specialisms in medieval literature and culture in teaching and supervising dissertations on the MA in Medieval Studies. I welcome postgraduate research proposals on medieval literature and am currently supervising research projects on Parzival and Middle English romance.

I have a particular interest in the medical humanities and have undertaken research on Rabelais and Marie de France in connection with this field. In addition, I have published on humour in medieval and early modern literature and on literary representations of history in medieval romance.

I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA and have a CELTA. I am committed to pedagogical innovations in language teaching and Medieval Studies.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Medieval literature
  • Early modern literature
  • Medical Humanities
  • Translation
  • Pedagogy