Dr Greg Kerr

  • Lecturer (French)

Research interests

Programme director, French

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 has recently published on the text/image relation in nineteenth-century writing on race and architecture, and in 2017 co-organised a conference with Véronique Montémont on the theme of 'European Poetry and Statelessness' at ATILF, Nancy. 

 

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9515-9425

internal postal address:
R326 Level 3
French
Hetherington Building
Glasgow G12 8RS


Grants

 

2016-17

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. 

 

2013

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland publication grant for Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-Century France (March 2013), £1000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Supervision

Supervision

Greg is happy to consider proposals from prospective research students in interdisciplinary approaches to nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature (especially poetry) and/or the history of ideas in the same period.


Teaching

Teaching

• French Culture (Levels 1 and 2 lectures and seminars)

• French Language (Level 2 and Honours; convenor of Senior Honours French language programme)

• Comparative Literature (Honours)

• Convenor of Honours-level option ‘Text/Image Cultures: Theory and Practice’ and 'Modern French Poetry' (2019-20).

 

 

 

 


Additional Information

Additional Information

Editorial

Book reviews

Public engagement

  • 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. 

Further Qualifications

  • Greg is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (CAP).

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2019

Kerr, G. (2019) Shattering the middle ground: violence and the imperatives of reportage in Félix Fénéon’s Nouvelles en trois lignes. Contemporary French Civilization, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Kerr, G. (2018) Statelessness. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 353-354. ISBN 9780748637027

Kerr, G. (2018) Word and image. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 397-399. ISBN 9780748637027

2016

Kerr, G. (2016) French studies: the post-Romantic era. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 76, pp. 68-81. (doi:10.5699/yearworkmodlang.76.2014.0068)

2015

Kerr, G. (2015) Peter Rice: Performing Instability. [Website]

Kerr, G. (2015) French studies: the post-Romantic era. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 75, pp. 82-95. (doi:10.5699/yearworkmodlang.75.2013.0082)

2014

Kerr, G. (2014) 'Travail d’abolition': illness and statelessness in Armen Lubin. Irish Journal of French Studies, 14, pp. 39-53. (doi:10.7173/164913314814213748)

Kerr, G. (2014) Racialisation du discours dans l’Histoire de l’habitation humaine d’Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Romantisme, 166(4), pp. 82-94.

2013

Kerr, G. (2013) Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-Century France. Legenda: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781907975530

2012

Kerr, G. (2012) Utopia and iconicity: reading Saint-Simonian texts. Word and Image, 28(3), pp. 317-330. (doi:10.1080/02666286.2012.734494)

2011

Kerr, G. (2011) Gautier, Boileau and Chenavard: Utopian architectures of the temple in mid-nineteenth-century France. In: Coleman, N. (ed.) Imagining and Making the World: Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia. Series: Ralahine Utopian Studies (8). Peter Lang: Oxford, UK, pp. 57-80. ISBN 9783034301206

2010

Kerr, G. (2010) Rhetorics of transformation in Rimbaud’s Illuminations. Dix-Neuf, 14(1), pp. 20-32. (doi:10.1179/147873110X12669226709990)

2009

Connon, D., Jein, G. and Kerr, G. (Eds.) (2009) Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art: Strategies of Representation. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773449190

Kerr, G. (2009) Introduction. In: Connon, D., Jein, G. and Kerr, G. (eds.) Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art: Strategies of Representation. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY, USA, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780773449190

Kerr, G. (2009) The modern urban in the journalistic prose of Théophile Gautier: Crayonnons à la hâte…. In: Connon, D., Jein, G. and Kerr, G. (eds.) Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art: Strategies of Representation. Series: Hors série. Edwin Mellen Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 165-182. ISBN 9780773449190

2008

Kerr, G. (2008) Nous avons enlacé le globe de nos réseaux…: spatial structure in Saint-Simonian poetics. In: Lyle, L. and McCallam, D. (eds.) Histoires de la terre earth sciences and French culture 1740-1940. Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 91-104. ISBN 9781435695290

This list was generated on Wed Apr 24 16:50:28 2019 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Kerr, G. (2019) Shattering the middle ground: violence and the imperatives of reportage in Félix Fénéon’s Nouvelles en trois lignes. Contemporary French Civilization, (Accepted for Publication)

Kerr, G. (2016) French studies: the post-Romantic era. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 76, pp. 68-81. (doi:10.5699/yearworkmodlang.76.2014.0068)

Kerr, G. (2015) French studies: the post-Romantic era. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, 75, pp. 82-95. (doi:10.5699/yearworkmodlang.75.2013.0082)

Kerr, G. (2014) 'Travail d’abolition': illness and statelessness in Armen Lubin. Irish Journal of French Studies, 14, pp. 39-53. (doi:10.7173/164913314814213748)

Kerr, G. (2014) Racialisation du discours dans l’Histoire de l’habitation humaine d’Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Romantisme, 166(4), pp. 82-94.

Kerr, G. (2012) Utopia and iconicity: reading Saint-Simonian texts. Word and Image, 28(3), pp. 317-330. (doi:10.1080/02666286.2012.734494)

Kerr, G. (2010) Rhetorics of transformation in Rimbaud’s Illuminations. Dix-Neuf, 14(1), pp. 20-32. (doi:10.1179/147873110X12669226709990)

Books

Kerr, G. (2013) Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-Century France. Legenda: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781907975530

Book Sections

Kerr, G. (2018) Statelessness. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 353-354. ISBN 9780748637027

Kerr, G. (2018) Word and image. In: Kolocotroni, V. and Taxidou, O. (eds.) The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 397-399. ISBN 9780748637027

Kerr, G. (2011) Gautier, Boileau and Chenavard: Utopian architectures of the temple in mid-nineteenth-century France. In: Coleman, N. (ed.) Imagining and Making the World: Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia. Series: Ralahine Utopian Studies (8). Peter Lang: Oxford, UK, pp. 57-80. ISBN 9783034301206

Kerr, G. (2009) Introduction. In: Connon, D., Jein, G. and Kerr, G. (eds.) Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art: Strategies of Representation. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY, USA, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780773449190

Kerr, G. (2009) The modern urban in the journalistic prose of Théophile Gautier: Crayonnons à la hâte…. In: Connon, D., Jein, G. and Kerr, G. (eds.) Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art: Strategies of Representation. Series: Hors série. Edwin Mellen Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 165-182. ISBN 9780773449190

Kerr, G. (2008) Nous avons enlacé le globe de nos réseaux…: spatial structure in Saint-Simonian poetics. In: Lyle, L. and McCallam, D. (eds.) Histoires de la terre earth sciences and French culture 1740-1940. Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 91-104. ISBN 9781435695290

Edited Books

Connon, D., Jein, G. and Kerr, G. (Eds.) (2009) Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art: Strategies of Representation. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY, USA. ISBN 9780773449190

Website

Kerr, G. (2015) Peter Rice: Performing Instability. [Website]

This list was generated on Wed Apr 24 16:50:28 2019 BST.