Professor Pamela Moores

Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages

Professor Pam Moores

I studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Girton College, Cambridge, reading French and German, and pursuing interests in literature and linguistics. My doctoral research, in the area of literature and commitment, focused on the writing of French journalist, novelist and Communard, Jules Vallès. This interest in nineteenth century political journalism subsequently developed into a wider concern with French media, now the subject of my research and teaching. My research has examined the French print media, national and regional titles, and the street press. I have published on media coverage of elections; issues of regulations, diversity and balance; and representation of women in the media.

My first lecturing posts were at Coventry College of Education and the University of Warwick. I also worked for the Open University before coming to Aston University, where I have spent the majority of my career.

  • BA (and MA) Cantab, Modern and Mediaeval Languages, Cambridge, 1972
  • PhD ‘Jules Vallès and the social role of literature’, Leicester, 1977
  • Certificate in TEFL, RSA, 1977
  • Member of ILT, 2001
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2007

Edited volume: 

  • The Impossible Space: Explorations of Utopia in French Writing edited by Angela Kershaw, Pamela Moores and Hélène Stafford, Strathclyde Modern Language Studies, No 6, 2004, 267pp. ISBN 0-9514164-8-0


  • Sheila Perry and Pamela Moores, ‘La JIDF: Réticences au Royaume Uni’ Sciences de la Société, Presses Universitaires du Mirail, Toulouse, No 70, February 2007, pp.36-51, ISSN 1168-1466 or ISBN 978-2-85816-879-8
  • ‘The Media Prism and reflections on Insécurité’, Modern and Contemporary France, Vol 13, No 4, November 2005, pp.405-419, ISSN 0963-9489
  • ‘Media demonisation, “la fabrique de la haine” andLe Figaro’, Web Journal of French Media Studies, Vol 6, No 1, December 2003


  • French newspaper industry
  • French media, politics and elections
  • Media regulation and balance
  • Representation of women in the media