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Expertise: France

Dr Kirsteen Anderson
20th Century French literature, especially poetry; 20th Century French thought, in particular Foucault and feminism

Dr Will Mcmorran
My immediate research priority, a book entitled Sade, or the Ethics of Fictional Violence, builds on my previous work on eighteenth-century fiction, and on narrative theory. This study examines the reception of Sade in twentieth-century criticism and theory, and the circumstances of his institutionalization as an author of literature. With Thomas Wynn (Durham), I am currently translating Sade's 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics.

Prof Susan Harris
I am a specialist in French cinema and theatre studies and my interests range from the socio-cultural (spectatorship, cultural policy, national identity, festival culture, street theatre), to textual analysis (essays on the work of directors including Bertand Blier, François Truffaut, Claude Miller and Erik Zonca), to work on genres and styles (comedy, performance theory, aesthetics, stardom). My monograph Bertrand Blier (MUP, 2001) attempts to identify strategies for negotiating some of the more subversive aspects of popular French cinema, and uses a Bakhtinian framework to investigate and challenge established positions with regard to female performance and comic narrative.

Prof Leigh Oakes
I combine my background in linguistics and French culture, researching language and national identity in France and regional variations in French. Other areas of interest include language in the European Union, Québec and Sweden, and the effects of globalisation on language.

Dr Elizabeth Saxton
My research explores legacies of genocide, atrocity and war in mainly European (especially French) cinema and situates film in relation to continental philosophies of ethics and critiques and defences of images. I have also written on film's relation to miracles and to the gestures of work, drawing on thinkers including Simone Weil and Giorgio Agamben. I am currently collaborating on a project about iconic photographs and film footage of political violence and writing a book on the afterlives of problematically alluring images of this kind in cinema.

Prof Rainbow Murray
My research focuses on gender and politics, French and comparative politics, elections, representation and political parties. I have explored the impact of the French 'parity' law on parliamentary representation in France. I am also working on media coverage of women candidates for executive office around the world. My recent work includes the reassessment of our understanding of gender quotas, and the start of a larger study looking at how gender quotas change representative democracy over space and time.

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