Dr Greg Kerr
- Lecturer (French)
**On research leave academic year 2020-21**
Greg Kerr studied at Trinity College, Dublin (BA, PhD) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil), and has previously taught at Sciences Po Paris, the University of Oxford and Lancaster University. In 2016-17, he held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at the Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (ATILF) research laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nancy.
His doctoral research was in the field of nineteenth-century French literature and was concerned with how poetic discourse intersects with the textual and visual culture of utopianism in that period. This led to the book Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-Century France (Legenda, 2013), which focuses on the poets Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier and Arthur Rimbaud, as well as writers belonging to the Saint-Simonian movement.
He recently co-edited with Dr Véronique Montément of the Université de Lorraine a Modern Languages Open special collection entitled Between borders: French-language poetry and the poetics of statelessness.
internal postal address:
R326 Level 3
Glasgow G12 8RS
POSE (Poetics of Statelessness in Twentieth-Century France and Europe), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (ATILF) research laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nancy, France, € 86538.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland publication grant for Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-Century France (March 2013), £1000.
Greg is happy to consider proposals from prospective research students in interdisciplinary approaches to nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature and/or the history of ideas in the same period. Proposals in the following areas are especially welcome:
Literature and the urban environment
- Astrom, Kristina
Liminal Space as Transitional Phenomena in Mallarmé: Inter-art relations from Mallarmé and Whistler to the contemporary scene
- General Editor (Special Issues), Forum for Modern Language Studies.
- Editorial board and Book Reviews Editor, Irish Journal of French Studies.
- Greg has contributed reviews to the following journals: French Studies, The Irish Journal of French Studies, The Journal of European Studies, Modern Language Review and Nineteenth-Century French Studies and previously authored the 'Post-Romantic Era' section of the French section of the Year's Work in Modern Language Studies.
- Co-curator (with Anne Dulau Beveridge) of The Truest Mirror of Life, a display of nineteenth-century French caricature drawn from the holdings of the Hunterian Art Gallery, 8 August 2017- 21 January 2018.
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance Française de Glasgow, 2015-2020.
‘Armen Lubin, écrivain de l’apatridie’: interview in Nouvelles d’Arménie Magazine (243, 2017) on the topic of research on Armen Lubin / Chahan Chahnour (article reproduced with permission on the Autobiosphere research website).
- Greg is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (CAP).