Marion Labatut
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Marion Labatut is a Lecturer of French. She first taught at UCSB for a year (2011/2012) as a Visiting Lecturer, thanks to the exchange program between UCSB and her university in France, Paris VIII. Back in France, she obtained her Master’s Degree in British Literature, for which she wrote two dissertations focused on 19th-century British poet John Keats: one combining her interests in poetry and painting (Pictorial Vanities in John Keats’s poetry), the other studying translation choices (Un poète, deux sonnets, trois traducteurs).

Her other teaching experiences include: 

  • Lecturer for the UC Berkeley Summer Study Abroad Program in Paris (2013, 2014, 2015);
  • French Language Assistant in a junior high/ high school in London, UK (2009/2010);
  • Instructor of French as a Foreign/Second Language in a junior high school in France (2013);
  • Private and Group Tutor (French, English) for children, teenagers, and adults.

Marion Labatut teaches elementary and intermediate language courses, and occasionally, the Advanced Composition course (Fr100).

She is one of the “Admins” for the Club de français à UCSB Facebook group. A few years ago, she created a YouTube channel, French Department, UCSB, CA, USA, for the students enquiring about francophone music suggestions.

Since 2014 and until the pandemic, Marion Labatut was also an advisor and editor for Vagabond: UCSB Multilingual Literary Journal, along with Dr. Sarah Roberts and Dr. Valentina Padula, and a team of undergraduate students.

As a literature, art, and music fiend, she loves incorporating these in her teaching and assignments.