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Jason Allen-Paisant, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

I am Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Modern Languages & the Centre for World Literatures.
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Margaret Atack, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3379

French film and fiction of the Vichy years; postwar war/occupation narratives; French women’s writing; roman/film noir; French culture of the 1950/60s; 20th century French thought and culture
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Jamal Bahmad, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

+44 (0)1133430102

I'm a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. My research interests centre principally on North African and Francophone cinema and cultural studies.
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Terry Bradford, Teaching Fellow in French & Interpreting

+44 (0)113 343 3492

I teach professional translation (incl. MA in Translation Studies), interpreting, French for Academic/Specific Purposes, & the Foundations of Modern French Thought.
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Ros Brown-Grant, Professor of Late Medieval French Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3491

All aspects of medieval literature; manuscript studies; iconography; gender/sexuality in the Middle Ages
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Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History

0113 343 8879

Women and war; French Culture and the First World War; French and British women in the interwar period; French women's writing
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Karima Gaci (FHEA), Teaching Fellow in French

01133430672

French as a foreign language pedagogy; French grammar teaching; Second language acquisition and learning (FLE); Grammar descriptions, discourses and general linguistics
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Richard Hibbitt, Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3495

Nineteenth and early twentieth-century French literature; comparative literature; the fin de siècle; dilettantism and cosmopolitanism.
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Diana Holmes, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3496

Women writers in France, late nineteenth century to the present; popular and middlebrow fiction; French cinema
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James (Jim) House, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3489

Algerian War of Independence; histories of antiracism in France from the 1930s; Algerian migrations to France since 1919; colonial racism in France; colonial governance in Algeria and Morocco.
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Claire Lozier, Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3489

Twentieth-century aesthetics of the extreme; baroque aesthetics; sublime; abject; obscenity and pornography; representations of death; stylistics; rhetoric; Georges Bataille; Jean Genet; Samuel Becket
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David Platten, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3496

20th and 21st century French literature, especially crime fiction; popular culture and film; aesthetics
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Paul Rowe, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3485

Nineteenth-century intellectual culture, and in particular on Benjamin Constant; Franco-German cultural transfers; the press; the Saint-Simonians
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Nigel Saint, Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 2955

Modern theories of the visual (Marin, Didi-Huberman); writing on the visual arts since 1800, including theory, criticism and literature; modern fiction, especially Yourcenar, Perec, Toussaint.
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Kamal Salhi, Reader in Francophone, Postcolonial and African Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3501

Francophone and post-colonial studies: politics and aesthetics of African cultural production, post-colonial theory, North African cultural and language policies, the cultures of independence
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Max Silverman, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3486

Cultural memory, trauma and violence; colonial and post-colonial theory and cultures; immigration, race, nation and citizenship; representations of the city.
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Andy Stafford, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3498

Critical theory, especially the work of Roland Barthes; African and Caribbean literature, politics and historiography; the forme brève
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Nina Wardleworth, Teaching Fellow in French

Literary depictions of the Second World War in the French Empire; Colonial subjects in the French Resistance; Cultural Representations of the Harkis; The Arab Spring in the Maghreb
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Sarah Waters, Senior Lecturer in French;

+44 (0)113 343 3473

Social protest and conflict in contemporary France; social movement theory (Alain Touraine, Pierre Bourdieu); May 1968; altermondialisme; 2008 economic crisis
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Paul White, Lecturer in Classics

+44 (0)113 34 30693

Classical Latin and Neo-Latin literature, particularly poetry; comparative literature; classical reception; the classical commentary; Renaissance humanism in Europe; history of education
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