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BABEL Research Unit



The Babel Research Unit was created as a result of the interdisciplinary collaboration at the Faculty of Languages and Humanities : French Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, English, Italian, Spanish, and Hispanic languages and cultures. Research first focused on the study of languages and myths.

Research Unit Management

Director : Martine SAGAERT, University Professor
Assistant Director : Gilles LEYDIER, University Professor

Research Unit Staff

The Babel Research Unit has 38 permanent professors and researchers

Research Themes / Teams

The multidisciplinary activity of the Babel Research Unit is organized around 3 hubs.

Language Hub :

Director : Michèle MONTE, University Professor
Members conduct research on the Social Interactions of Language and Discourse. 2 Research Teams :

Literature Hub :

Director : Martine SAGAERT, University Professor
Members conduct research on the origins of texts and peoples, images, symbols, archetypes and myths influencing literature. 3 Research Teams :

Cultures and Societies Hub :

Director : Gilles LEYDIER, University Professor
2 Research Teams :

Scientific Support to the Master’s Degrees at the Faculty of Languages and Humanities

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