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Dr Bradley Stephens


Consultation Hours please note that I will be on research leave for the 2017-18 academic year.

My undergraduate teaching includes: the first-year units 'Shaping France' (FREN10008) and ‘Reading Literary and Visual Cultures in French’ (FREN10010); second-year courses on the French novel (FREN20023) and modern French fiction and film (FREN20048); and final-year special options on Romanticism and Realism (FREN30027) and readings and adaptations of Les Mìsérables (FREN30030). I also supervise final-year 'Independent Study' projects on French thought, literature, and literary adaptation from the nineteenth century to the present day.

At graduate level for the MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, I convene a core unit entitled ‘Institutions of Culture' (MODLM0022), and contribute seminars to a range of other units, including ‘The Rise of the Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe’ (MODLM2035) and 'The Cultural Imagination of Gender' (MODLM0023).

For graduate research, I welcome enquiries from students working on French literary culture since the nineteenth century, especially for projects interested in reception theory, literary activism, masculinity studies, and adaptation. I have supervised MPhil and MA theses on French Romantic writing and on translation projects relating to modern French literature, including modernist prose, postmodern writing, and children's fiction. I am currently co-supervising a PhD thesis on the fantastic in late nineteenth-century French and German fiction, and have previously supervised completed PhD projects on: le merveilleux scientifique in late nineteenth-century French literature; French women Romantic writers; and on Jules Verne's utopian narratives.