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Dr Edward Forman

Dr Edward Forman

Dr Edward Forman

Senior Lecturer in French

19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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+44 (0) 117 928 7920


Two main areas of current research are:

  • ethical aspects of tragedy, particularly Racine and Ancient Greek tragedies and how they (still) help us to explore issues of human responsibility and helplessness (or - more cynically - the excuses we still try to hide behind for our moral shortcomings).
  • music on the stage, particularly on the French stage in the seventeenth century (Molière and the beginnings of French opera) and in the early twentieth century (Jean Cocteau and cronies, and their experiments with balletic and operatic forms).

Dialogue on any of the above interests would always be welcome to


Edward Forman, Senior Lecturer. A member of the department since 1978, he teaches a wide range of literary courses with an emphasis on drama.



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