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Edward Arnold Assistant Professor

After a Taught Masters (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies) in Political Studies, I completed a Doctorat in Political Science (PhD) at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble II) in 1994. In the same year, I also qualified as a French secondary school teacher (CAPES). I was appointed in 1995 as an Assistant Professor in French and European Studies. I was Director of European Studies from July 2011 to January 2015. My main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of translation and language teaching, the history of Ideas and French intellectual and political history.

  • Semiology and function of national icons as an expression of cultural or ideological identity.
  • Discourse and lexicometrical analysis (Britain and France).
  • 20th-century French intellectual, political and social history; history of ideas in late 19th and early 20th century Europe; right and left-wing counterrevolution, nationalism and fascism(s) in France, 1880s-1945.

    • French Dept coordinator for all years for European Studies BA Moderatorship
    • Incoming and outgoing Erasmus coordinator for European Studies programme in French Department
    • College Tutor (1998)
    • College Steward (2009) and Cellarer (1999)
    • Common Room Committee member (1996)