Dr Greg Kerr
- Lecturer in French (French)
telephone: 0141 330 5290
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.
internal postal address:
R326 Level 3
Glasgow G12 8RS
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (ATILF) research laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nancy, France.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland publication grant for Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-Century France (March 2013)
Society for French Studies conference grant in support of ‘Minorités en vue’ (Lancaster University, May 2011), with Dr Charlotte Baker
Service culturel et scientifique de l’Ambassade de France en Irlande conference grant in support of ‘Dislocation’ (Trinity College Dublin, April 2007)
Three-year postgraduate scholarship funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
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.
• 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’
- Subject editor (French) for Forum for Modern Language 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.
‘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).