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Dr Bradley Stephens


Consultation Hours for 2019/20: Tuesdays 3pm-5pm, room 2.61, top floor of 19 Woodland Rd.

My undergraduate teaching includes: the first-year units 'Shaping France' (FREN10008) and ‘Representations of Francophone Cultures’ (FREN10013); my second-year course on French fiction since the nineteenth century (FREN20048); and final-year special options on Romanticism and Realism (FREN30027) and the cultural history of Les Mìsérables (FREN30030). I also supervise final-year 'Independent Study' projects on French literature, philosophy, and multimedia adaptation from the nineteenth century to the present day.

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

For postgraduate 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 have co-supervised recently completed PhD theses on: French women Romantic writers (which resulted in Stacie Allan's 2018 monograph Writing the Self, Writing the Nation); the fantastic in late nineteenth-century French and German fiction; le merveilleux scientifique in late nineteenth-century French literature; and on Jules Verne's utopian narratives