Charlotte Le Bervet

PhD Candidate in Translation Studies /


Research title: Ethics in Translation Studies

Research Summary

My research explores the evolution of Feminist Translation Studies and practice in Canada and France and investigates what feminising a translation means today. Whilst piecing together the broader picture of the field, I am also conducting a comparative analysis of this political practice in both countries through surveys and interviews with FTS scholars, writers, translators and publishers. The aim of my project is to better understand the transnational flux of thought and see how the French language deals with gender in writing/in translation within two countries that have a radically different approach to feminising the language.  


  • B.A in English (La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III- Erasmus Year at the University of Glasgow)
  • MSc in Translation Studies (University of Glasgow)
  • Masters degree in Literary Translation (ITIRI - University of Strasbourg)


Le Bervet, C. (2021) Contra Instrumentalism: A Translation Polemic, by Lawrence Venuti. Translation and Literature (Volume 30, part 1), pp.135-139. 

Le Bervet, C. (2019) A Critical Overview of Feminism and/in Translation: Constructing Cultures and Identities through Interdisciplinary Exchange. eSharp, 27(1), pp.8-17. 


Allan Inglis Travel Scholarship (October 2019)


Le Bervet, C. (2019) There can be no ethics of linguistic neutrality in Translation: The Case of French Inclusive Writing. 6th Durham Postgraduate Conference in Translation Studies, Durham University, 1st-2nd June 2019.

Le Bervet, C. (2019) Digitising Poetry: How Instagram disseminates a new literary genre around the world. Postgraduate Conference in Translation Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Glasgow, 10th May 2019.

Additional Information

Other Research Interests

  • Translation Studies Theories
  • Literary Translation, particularly poetry translation
  • Translating Women
  • Women in Translation
  • Instapoetry

Public Engagement

  • Shortlisted for UofG SRC Teaching Awards 2021 (Best Graduate Teaching Assistant and Outstanding Contribution to Teaching)
  • Co-organiser of 'Fluidity' the SMLC 5th PG Conference (13 May 2020, online event)
  • British Comparative Literature Association Postgraduate Member
  • Writing in Transit Research Cluster Member