Nat Paterson

I am a research student at the University of Glasgow and freelance translator (member of the Translators' Association, Society of Authors). My MPhil thesis, 'An Eco-Critical Reading of Selected Works by Léopold Chauveau' (primary supervisor Dr Rachel Douglas) is the first English-language study; and my PhD involves creating a bilingual critical edition of his 1927 story collection Les Cures Merveilleuses du Docteur Popotame [The Marvellous Remedies of Doctor Popotamus]. I am acknowledged in a French-language article on Chauveau by distinguished post/colonial scholar Emeritus Professor Roger Little, and since this article was published in May 2019 I have been collaborating with both Little and Marc Chauveau, Léopold's grandson and archivist, whom I met at the vernissage of the Orsay exhibition. In October 2021, I collaborated with Alice Massé, curator of this exhibition as it tours at the Musée de la Piscine, Roubaix, on a translation of three Chauveau short stories that the Musée d'Orsay had recorded for a video installation.

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