Christine Penman

Christine Penman

Christine Penman

Senior Lecturer

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Tourism & Languages subject Group. I joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2005 following appointments at the University of Stirling and several years of work as a freelance lexicographer.

I am interested in various aspects of communication, mediated through language, advertising and translation in fields spanning Applied Language Studies, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis, Semiotics and Promotional Discourse. In my teaching capacity I lead and teach several modules in French, translation, communication and advertising and supervise undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations.

I am a senior Fellow of the HEA with expertise in curriculum design and development and have a deep interest in fostering stimulating and enabling learning environments.

Esteem

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner at Heriot-Watt University on UG and PG programmes (International Business Management and Language/International Management and Business Communication)
  • External Examiner at University of Dundee 2012-2016 (for two suites of programmes: French and Languages for All)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellowship of the HEA

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewing for Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice • Language and Intercultural Communication • Intercultural Education

 

Date


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Breaking down disciplinary walls: redefining the teaching of Translation for Intercultural Dialogue

Presentation / Conference
Penman, C., & Wilkinson, J. (2021, May)
Breaking down disciplinary walls: redefining the teaching of Translation for Intercultural Dialogue. Paper presented at Breaking down the walls of Babel: dialogues in translation, University of Warwick
The study of translation is experiencing a revival and a transformation as recognition of its pedagogical value beyond the training of future translators grows. Training in tr...

Translation and translanguaging: by Mike Baynham and Tong King Lee, Abington, Routledge, 2019, 199 pp., £23.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-138-06704-2

Journal Article
Penman, C. (2020)
Translation and translanguaging: by Mike Baynham and Tong King Lee, Abington, Routledge, 2019, 199 pp., £23.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-138-06704-2. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20(4), 390-392. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2020.1766806

The role of subtitles in mediating cultural sensitivity in French popular comedies

Presentation / Conference
Penman, C. (2019, November)
The role of subtitles in mediating cultural sensitivity in French popular comedies. Paper presented at 19th International Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication: Translating Cultures, Cultures in Translation, Valencia, Spain
The role of foreign language films in promoting intercultural literacies in language learning programmes has long been recognised (Pegrum 2008, Yang and Fleming 2013). More re...

Discourse analysis as social critique: discursive and non-discursive realities in critical social research

Journal Article
Penman, C. (2018)
Discourse analysis as social critique: discursive and non-discursive realities in critical social research. Language and Intercultural Communication, 18(6), 696-698. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1365105
Abstract not available.

The metaphorical landscape of the concept of ‘untranslatability’: cultural limitations and affordances

Presentation / Conference
Penman, C. (2017, June)
The metaphorical landscape of the concept of ‘untranslatability’: cultural limitations and affordances. Paper presented at 17th International Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication. Interrogating the 'Third Space': Negotiating meaning and performing 'culture'., Edinburgh
This paper considers opportunities to explore ‘inbetweeness’ in differing conceptualisations of ‘untranslatability’. Three ontological pathways will be considered as to the p...

Thinking, Doing, Publishing - Pedogical Research on the Go

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A., Penman, C., & Foster, M. (2017, February)
Thinking, Doing, Publishing - Pedogical Research on the Go. Paper presented at Innovations in Teaching and Supporting Learning, Edinburgh Napier University
Joint Presentation with Christine Penman and Monika Foster Available at - http://blogs.napier.ac.uk/teachingfellows/teaching-fellows-conference-2017-2/

Exploration de l’altérité culturelle à travers des mots: ponts, déficiences et suffisances

Presentation / Conference
Penman, C. (2017, January)
Exploration de l’altérité culturelle à travers des mots: ponts, déficiences et suffisances. Paper presented at Journée d’études: Traduction et interculturalité, Mulhouse, France
Penman, C. (2017, January). Exploration de l’altérité culturelle à travers des mots: ponts, déficiences et suffisances. Paper presented at Journée d’études: Traduction et inte...

The Accidental Podcaster

Book Chapter
Robertson, S., & Sholl, S. (2016)
The Accidental Podcaster. In C. Penman, & M. Foster (Eds.), Innovations in Learning and TeachingMerchiston Publishing
The aim of this chapter is to explore student use of podcasts, employing longitudinal data from large cohorts to demonstrate to other teachers their potential as a relevant pe...

Contextualising information literacy to assessment criteria and measuring the impact on student performance: a collaborative approach

Book
Robertson, S. & Walker, K. (2016)
Contextualising information literacy to assessment criteria and measuring the impact on student performance: a collaborative approach. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and Teaching, 107-122. Merchiston Publishing. ISBN 9780957688285
This chapter explores the collaboration between a subject librarian and a module leader to improve the information literacy skills within a large cohort under-graduate busines...

Every picture tells a story: using selfie-inspired activities to enhance social relations and encourage self-reflexivity.

Book Chapter
Victoria, M. (2016)
Every picture tells a story: using selfie-inspired activities to enhance social relations and encourage self-reflexivity. In C. Penman, & M. Foster (Eds.), Innovations in learning and teachingMerchiston Publishing
This chapter explores the results of a study in Thailand that capitalised on the popularity of the selfie, providing second-year English language students with an opportunity ...