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Dr Bradley Stephens

Dr Bradley Stephens

Dr Bradley Stephens
BA , MA, PhD (Cantab)

Senior Lecturer in French

Office 2.61, 19WR
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7914

Research summary

I specialise in French literary culture from the nineteenth century onwards, with particular interests in the life and works of Victor Hugo, in multimedia adaptation, reception theory, and gender. My first book, Victor Hugo, Jean-Paul Sartre and the Liability of Liberty (Legenda, 2011), offered a study of the previously overlooked connections between Romantic and Existentialist thinking for which I was awarded a University Research Fellowship. My latest book, 'Les Mìsérables' and its Afterlives: Between Page, Stage, and Screen, co-edited with Kathryn M. Grossman (Routledge, 2015), offers new readings of both Hugo's globally popular novel and its prolific adaptations ...

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Biography

I am a specialist of French literary culture from the nineteenth century onwards, especially the works of Victor Hugo and the reception / adaptation of narrative fiction. I completed my BA, MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge before joining the School of Modern Languages in Bristol in 2006. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in French in 2013 and became School Impact Director in 2016 for the next REF exercise, in addition to acting as Subject Lead in French for 2016-17. I am currently a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College. I also sit on the Executive ...

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