Dr Marina Lambrou

About

I am an Associate Professor in English Language and Linguistics and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Authority (SFHEA). I was previously Head of Department of Linguistics and Languages and Course Director for BA English Language and Linguistics. I joined Kingston University in May 2008 having worked at several universities including Goldsmiths College (University of London) and Middlesex University and have taught across a range of UG and PG programmes. Prior to teaching at HE level, I was the Evening Director at International House Language School, London, and managed the school having taught general and exam ELT courses for many years.

I am the current Chair of the Poetics and Linguistics Society (PALA). https://www.pala.ac.uk/; a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Literary Semantics; and a representative for the Learned Societies for English: Shared Futures

My teaching, research and publications are mainly in literary and non-literary stylistics; media discourses; narratology with a focus on personal and trauma narratives and more recently on disnarration and the counterfactual in fictional and factual texts. I am also interested in teaching pedagogy to improve the teaching and learning experience.  

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor in English Language and Linguistics

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DipELTA) , International House, London
  • MA in Applied Linguistics: Sociocultural Approaches , Goldsmith College, University of London
  • BA (Hons) in Communication Studies (Major), English & Literary Studies and TEFL , Middlesex University
  • RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) , International House

Teaching and learning

With many years teaching and managing in HE I have a sustained record of teaching across numerous UG and PG programmes, including supervision at MA and PhD levels.

As Head of Department for Linguistics and Languages (January 2014-July 2017) I led four subject teams across the Department (English Language and Linguistics, French and Spanish, and English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD)). As Course Leader for the BA English Language and Linguistics programme (previously English Language and Communication) I led the development of new courses including for the Foundation year to provide students with exciting and creative learning opportunities in English language and linguistics.

Undergraduate courses taught

Research

I conduct research in literary and non-literary stylistics; narratology, including disnarration, and personal and trauma narratives; media stylistics/ media discourses; and teaching pedagogy. 

I have published widely mainly in the areas of stylistics and narratology including four books (with two forthcoming in 2020 and 2021), refereed journal articles, book chapters, and also media outputs (e.g. theconversation.com).  

Areas of specialism

  • Stylistics
  • Narratology
  • Trauma narratives
  • Disnarration
  • Media discourse

Publications

Number of items: 27.

Article

Lambrou, Marina (2018) From alternative facts to tender age shelters : how euphemisms become political weapons of mass distraction. The Conversation,

Lambrou, Marina [Reviewer] (2017) Book review of: "Sylvia Plath and the language of affective states : written discourse and the experience of depression" by Zsofia Demjen. Language and Literature, 26(4), pp. 361-364. ISSN (print) 0963-9470

Lambrou, Marina (2016) Telling stories. Lingo: The Language Magazine for Young Readers, 1(3), pp. 22-23.

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Lambrou, Marina [Reviewer] (2014) Book review of: 'Corpus stylistics and Dickens's fiction' by Michaela Malhberg. English Language & Linguistics, 18(1), pp. 202-207. ISSN (print) 1360-6743

Lambrou, M. (2014) Narrative, text and time: telling the same story twice in the oral narrative reporting of 7/7. Language and Literature, 23(1), pp. 32-48. ISSN (print) 0963-9470

Lambrou, Marina (2003) Collaborative oral narratives of general experience: when an interview becomes a conversation. Language and Literature, 12(2), pp. 153-174. ISSN (print) 0963-9470

Book

Lambrou, Marina, Montgomery, Martin and Durant, Alan (2021) Ways of reading : advanced reading skills for students of English literature. 5th ed. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. (In Press)

Lambrou, Marina, ed. (2020) Narrative retellings : stylistic approaches. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. (Advances in Stylistics) (In Press)

Lambrou, Marina (2019) Disnarration and the unmentioned in fact and fiction. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 140p. ISBN 9781137507778

Lambrou, Marina, ed. (2014) Narrative. Sage Journals. 98p. (Language and Literature, 23(1)) ISSN (print) 0963-9470

Durant, Alan and Lambrou, Marina (2009) Language and media: a resource book for students. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. 269p. (Routledge English Language Introductions) ISBN 9780415475747

Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter, eds. (2007) Contemporary stylistics. London, U.K. : Continuum. 287p. ISBN 9780826493859

Book Section

Lambrou, Marina (2020) Introduction to Narrative Retellings. In: Lambrou, Marina, (ed.) Narrative retelings : stylistic approaches. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. (In Press)

Lambrou, Marina (2020) Metalepsis, counterfactuality and the forked path in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. In: Sorline, Sandrine, (ed.) Stylistic manipulation of the reader in contemporary fiction. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 31-49. ISBN 9781350062979

Lambrou, Marina (2019) 'La La Land' : counterfactuality, disnarration and the forked (motorway) path. In: Page, Ruth , Busse, Beatrix and Norgaard, Nina, (eds.) Rethinking language, text and context : interdisciplinary research in stylistics in honour of Michael Toolan. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics) ISBN 9780815395768

Lambrou, Marina (2017) Dialogism in journalistic discourse : an analysis of Ian McEwan's "Savagely Awoken". In: Mildorf, Jarmila and Thomas, Bronwen, (eds.) Dialogue across media. Amsterdam, Netherlands : John Benjamins. pp. 137-154. (Dialogue Studies, (28)) ISSN (print) 1875-1792 ISBN 9789027210456

Lambrou, Marina (2016) Discourse stylistics. In: Sotirova, Violeta, (ed.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Stylistics. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 92-108. (Bloomsbury companions) ISBN 9781441160058

Lambrou, Marina (2015) Pedagogical stylistics in an ELT teacher training setting: a case study. In: Teranishi, Masayuki , Saito, Yoshifumi and Wales, Katie, (eds.) Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 298-315. ISBN 9781137443656

Lambrou, Marina (2014) Narratives of trauma re-lived: the ethnographer's paradox and other tales. In: Thomas, Bronwen and Round, Julia, (eds.) Real lives and celebrity stories: narratives of ordinary and extraordinary people across media. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 113-128. ISBN 9781441102386

Lambrou, Marina (2014) Stylistics, conversation analysis and the cooperative principle. In: Burke, Michael, (ed.) The Routledge handbook of stylistics. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 136-154. (Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies) ISBN 9780415527903

Lambrou, Marina and Durant, Alan (2014) The analysis of the media. In: Stockwell, Peter and Whitely, Sarah, (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 503-519. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics) ISBN 9781107028876

Lambrou, Marina (2011) Teaching non-literary stylistics. In: Jeffries, Lesley and McIntyre, Dan, (eds.) Teaching Stylistics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. (Teaching the New English) ISBN 9780230235878

Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter (2007) Introduction: the state of contemporary stylistics. In: Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter, (eds.) Contemporary stylistics. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780826493859

Lambrou, Marina (2007) Oral accounts of personal experiences: when is a narrative a recount? In: Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter, (eds.) Contemporary stylistics. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 195-208. ISBN 9780826493859

Lambrou, Marina (2007) Telling stories: males and females doing gender in personal narratives about trouble. In: Jeffries, Lesley , McIntyre, Dan and Bousfield, Derek, (eds.) Stylistics and social cognition: PALA 25. Amsterdam : Rodopi. pp. 125-139. (PALA, (4)) ISBN 9789042023123

Thesis

Lambrou, Marina (2005) Story patterns in oral narratives : a variationist critique of Labov and Waletzky's model of narrative schemas. (PhD thesis), Middlesex University, uk.bl.ethos.419746.

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I am Chair of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), an international association for those who work in stylistics, poetics, language and linguistics. PALA plays an important role in policy making as it is one of the eleven member associations of the University of General and Applied Linguistics (UCGAL), which provides a unified voice on public policy matters for linguistics within the UK higher education community. The Council promotes research, teaching and learning, and scholarship in general and applied linguistics; and promotes co-operation and co-ordination, and the sharing of expertise and good practice between institutions, learned societies, professional associations and related bodies in the area of general and applied linguistics.

I am a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Literary Semanticsand a representative for the Learned Societies for English: Shared Futures. 

Leadership and management

Head of Department for Linguistics and Languages (January 2014-August July 2017)

Course Leader for the BA English Language and Linguistics (2010-2017)

I am a member of the TECHNE Peer Review College (Subject Group D) for the University

Social media

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