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Dr Mark Orme (BA (Hons), PGCE TESOL, PhD, FHEA) is a member of the Executive Team of the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies and leads an academic team of over thirty colleagues working across a range of Modern Foreign Languages. He has an extensive publications record, represents the University on several national and international committees, and teaches a range of modules at a variety of levels in French Language and Culture.
Modern Languages and Cultures Research Unit for Speech and Language
Dr Mark Orme has been at UCLan since 1996 and he has also worked at Lancaster University (1992-1996). His academic qualifications are:
PhD. French Studies, Lancaster University, 2000
PGCE TESOL and Modern Languages, University of Leicester School of Education, 1992
BA (Hons), First Class, French Studies, Lancaster University, 1991
At UCLan, Mark has held a number of roles and responsibilities. He has been Course Leader for both the School's part-time language-learning programme (the University Graduate Diploma in Foreign Languages - 'UGDFL') and the full-time flagship BA (Hons) Modern Languages degree. For five years, he was the School's Postgraduate and Research Degrees Tutor and coordinated the School's undergraduate programmes in Modern Foreign Languages.
Mark has been a member of Quality Assurance Committees at both School and Faculty levels and has also played an active role in the University-wide initiative of promoting academic advice and study skills in the mainstream curriculum. For four years, he coordinated the School's quality assurance processes, overseeing a number of successful Periodic Course reviews. For six years, he was Director of Research for his School, chairing the School's Research Committee. He has also assumed the role of his School's Equality and Diversity Lead, successfully completing, with Distinction, a University Certificate in Equality and Diversity at the Workplace in 2010. Between 2007 and 2013, Mark was also Course Leader of the popular, institution-wide University Certificate and Elective in Applied Languages, the operation of which is key to the School's response to the University's internationalisation strategy. For three years, he chaired the Faculty's marketing group and has also been a member of Research and Knowledge Transfer Committees at Faculty and University levels. Mark has also held the roles of Acting Head of School and Subject Leader for French and Business French.
Currently, Mark is a member of the School's Executive Team, and is Academic Lead for a team of over thirty members of staff working across a diverse range of Modern Foreign Languages. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and, for six years, served on the Executive Committee of the Society for French Studies. He has also represented the University in the Routes into Languages North West Consortium. In addition, Mark has an extensive publications record and is keen to supervise postgraduate research students who share his interest in French culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, notably French existentialist thought and literature.
Orme, M. (Ed.) (2015). “Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the Twenty-First-Century University”. Bern: Peter Lang
Bastien, S., Montgomery, G. and Orme, M. (Eds.) (2011). “La passion du théâtre: Camus à la scène”. Amsterdam: Rodopi
Margerrison, C., Orme, M. and Lincoln, L. (Eds.) (2008). “Albert Camus in the 21st Century: A Reassessment of his Thinking at the Dawn of the New Millennium”. Amsterdam: Rodopi
Orme. M. (2007). “The Development of Albert Camus's Concern for Social and Political Justice: 'Justice pour un juste'”. Madison / Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Mark currently teaches French language and aspects of contemporary French society and culture, as well as supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students working in various areas of French Studies and Modern Languages. He is currently teaching the following modules:
As Academic Team Leader, he oversees the work of a team of over forty members of staff and is involved in staff appraisals.
Mark is currently External Examiner for French at the University of Chester (2013-17). He has previously been External Examiner for French at the University of Hertfordshire (2011-15) and Leeds Metropolitan University (2006-10).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2007
Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the Society for French Studies, 2010-16
University Representative on the Steering Group for Routes into Languages North West
Mark's research interests come into particularly sharp focus in relation to French literature and thought of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with particular reference to existentialism (Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus). In addition, he pursues research in relation to French Cinema and European Cultural Identity and is also interested in the teaching and learning of languages. He is the author of “The Development of Albert Camus's Concern for Social and Political Justice: 'Justice pour un juste'” (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007); co-editor of “Albert Camus in the 21st Century: A Reassessment of his Thinking at the Dawn of the New Millennium” (Rodopi, 2008); co-editor of “La Passion du Théâtre: Camus à la scène” (Rodopi, 2011); and editor of “Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the Twenty-First Century University” (Peter Lang, 2015). He is currently completing further research projects on Camus and other aspects of contemporary French society and culture. He also supervises postgraduate research students and is keen to hear from prospective postgraduate students wishing to work on projects within his areas of interest.
“Living in the ‘Global Village’: The Business Case for Internationalisation”, Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Research Seminar, University of Central Lancashire, March 2015
“Doing Business in France”, International Trade Club Meeting of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Blackburn, November 2014
“French Literature and Philosophy: The Case of Existentialism”, Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College, November 2014
“Between Mother and Justice: Albert Camus”, “Conversations” event at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), supported by the Community Arts Development Group, February 2014
"Camus and the Forces of History: A Journey from Pacifism to Resistance in the Second World War", Symposium of The Centre for French and Francophone Cultural Studies, University of Leeds: "Albert Camus: Fact, Fiction, Myth of a Centenary", October 2013
“Promoting Equality and Diversity in the context of HE Internationalisation: A Snapshot from UCLan’s School of Languages and International Studies”, Conference organized by myself, “Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the 21st Century University”, UCLan, July 2012
“Interpreting the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Applying the Global to the Local” (with Christian Jones and Daniel Waller), Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), “Global Theories and Local Practices: Institutional, Disciplinary and Cultural Variations”, Liverpool, October 2010
“From Pacifism to Resistance: The Case of Albert Camus”, Society for French Studies 51st Annual Conference, Swansea University, July 2010
“Camus in Canada”, School of Languages and International Studies Research Seminar, UCLan, March 2010
“Revisiting the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (with Daniel Waller), School of Languages and International Studies Research Seminar, UCLan, February 2010
“Camus on stage in the United Kingdom: toujours à l’affiche?”, Conference co-organized by myself and colleagues in France and Canada, “Camus à la scène” / “Camus On Stage”, Royal Military College of Canada, May 2009
“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Legacy of Albert Camus in the 21st Century”, Department of Languages and International Studies Research Carousel, UCLan, July 2008
"Morality and the Challenge of History: The Case of Albert Camus’, Lessius University College, Antwerp, Belgium, March 2007
"Gone but not Forgotten: The Legacy of Albert Camus in the 21st Century", Department of Languages Staff-Student Research Seminar, University of Central Lancashire, February 2007
"From Resistance to Revolution: The Challenges Facing Albert Camus’s Concern for Justice from the années noires to the après guerre" , 'Discourses, Texts, Contexts: Research in French Studies’, University of Leeds, December 2006
"From Despair to Resistance: Albert Camus’s Response to the Second World War", Conference ‘Intellectuals and War from Verdun to Baghdad’, Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, London, October 2005
"Camus et les défis de la démocratie au 21e siècle", Paper delivered at Conference co-organized by myself and colleagues from Lancaster University and The American University of Paris, ‘Albert Camus in the 21st Century’, The American University of Paris, France, September 2004
"Retour aux sources: Crisis and Reappraisal in Albert Camus’s Final Pronouncements on Justice", The Burn Conference, Edzell, Scotland, October 2002
"'Un effort pour comprendre mon temps': Camus’s L’Homme révolté as Personal Testimony", Conference ‘Camus and Revolt’, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland, September 2002
"Imprisoned Freedoms: Space and Identity in Luc Besson’s Subway and Nikita", University of Central Lancashire, Department of Languages and International Studies Staff-Student Seminar, February 2002
"A Tale of Two Childhoods: A Comparative Reading of Sartre’s Les Mots and Camus’s Le Premier Homme", Paper delivered at a UCLan Conference (co-organized by myself), ‘Existentialism, France and Autobiography’, March 2000
"'The Childhood from which he never recovered'? The Perception of Injustice in the Formative Years of Albert Camus", University of Central Lancashire, Department of Languages and International Studies Staff-Student Seminar, November 1999
"Back to the Future: Retrospection and Redemption in Albert Camus’s Le Premier Homme", University of Central Lancashire, Department of Languages and International Studies Staff-Student Seminar, November 1997