Staff Research Topics
Current research focus: autobiography and photography from Barthes to Sophie Calle.
Proust, Barthes, Surrealism, Modern and Contemporary Novel, Modern and Contemporary Short Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Autobiography, Postmodernism, the 'Return of the Subject' in contemporary French though and literature
19th- and 20th-century writing, especially poetry, art criticism, orientalism and travel writing; textual and visual studies; semiotics (Baudrillard and Peirce); 19th and 20th century art and aesthetic theory.
French Renaissance poetry; French Renaissance literature with particular reference to Marc-Claude de Buttet (1529/30?-1586) and the court circle of Marguerite de France, duchesse de Savoie; Classical and Italian influences on French Renaissance literature; Comparative Renaissance literature (French, English, Italian); Critical theory, notably its application to Renaissance texts, and also the related concerns of intertextuality and literary hermeneutics; contemporary cinema.
Coordinator of the http://www.tcd.ie/Medieval_Renaissance/, Trinity College Dublin
Co-ordinator for European Studies specific teaching in the French department and Director of the Centre for European Studies
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.
European Studies SOCRATES coordinator and tutor for the Université de Paris VII (UFR d'Histoire), the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, the Institut d'études politiques de Grenoble, the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux, the Institut d'études politiques de Strasbourg and the Université des Sciences Humaines, Strasbourg
Economical, social and cultural changes in contemporary France, Business French, Educational Technology
Linguistics; Second language acquisition; Sociolinguistics of French, especially attitudes towards regional languages and varieties in France, and language variation.
Coordinator for CSLF.
Second language acquisition; French for specific purposes; course design; teaching materials development; programme evaluation.
Coordinator for Business Studies and French and BESS French programme
Paule Salerno O’Shea
Language and translation; contemporary France; business
Voltaire; cultural, political and intellectual history of the 18th Century; Enlightenment and public opinion; Intellectuals and public opinion.
Maurice Blanchot; Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe; relations between literature, philosophy, politics, and affect; deconstruction
19th- and 20th-century literature; relations between literature, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and linguistics; madness, nonsense, and marginal forms of writing; Lewis Carroll, Stéphane Mallarmé, Antonin Artaud, Surrealism; translation studies and translation theory; literary bilingualism; autobiography.