Dr Greg Kerr

  • Lecturer (French)

Biography

I studied at Trinity College, Dublin (BA, European Studies & PhD, French Studies) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, European Literature and Culture). Before coming to Glasgow, I taught at Sciences Po Paris, the University of Oxford and Lancaster University. In 2016-17, I was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (ATILF) research laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nancy.

Research interests

My main research interest is in modern poetry in French, and I have written two books in this area. 

Exile, Non-Belonging and Statelessness in Grangaud, Jabès, Lubin and Luca: No man’s language (UCL Press, 2021 - available as free download or in print) discusses four writers of different origins for whom poetry can be linked to a condition of not being at home in any one language, even their mother tongue. With Dr Véronique Montément of the Université de Lorraine, I have co-edited a Modern Languages Open special collection on a related theme, Between borders: French-language poetry and the poetics of statelessness (2019)

Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-century France (Legenda, 2013) explores the relationship between utopian thinking about cities and the literary genre of the prose poem, through the writings of some canonical poets (Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier, Arthur Rimbaud) and figures belonging to the Saint-Simonian movement. 

I am also interested in word-and-image-based approaches to culture, in architecture and urban space, particularly as they relate to literature, and in le rire moderne in late nineteenth-century culture.  

 

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R326 Level 3
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Hetherington Building
Glasgow G12 8RS

Publications

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Number of items: 21.

2022

Kerr, G. (2022) Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal. In: Tambling, J. (ed.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319625928 (Accepted for Publication)

2021

Melkonian, M., Malkassian, G., Kerr, G. , Arauxo, E. and Boyadjian-Malkassian, R. (2021) English translation by Dr. Greg Kerr. In: Arménie Noire, Arménie Blanche = Black Armenia, White Armenia. Editions L'Harmattan. ISBN 9782343236117

Kerr, G. (2021) Exile, Non-Belonging and Statelessness in Grangaud, Jabès, Lubin and Luca: No man’s language. Series: Comparative Literature and Culture. UCL Press: London. ISBN 9781787356733

2020

Kerr, G. (2020) Laughing matter: Charles Cros, from paléophone to monologue. Nottingham French Studies, 59(1), pp. 34-50. (doi: 10.3366/nfs.2020.0270)

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, 44(4), pp. 311-331. (doi: 10.3828/cfc.2019.18)

Kerr, G. and Montémont, V. (2019) Between borders: French-language poetry and the poetics of statelessness. Modern Languages Open, 1, 7. (doi: 10.3828/mlo.v0i0.208)

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 Thu Dec 2 16:00:18 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 21.

Articles

Kerr, G. (2020) Laughing matter: Charles Cros, from paléophone to monologue. Nottingham French Studies, 59(1), pp. 34-50. (doi: 10.3366/nfs.2020.0270)

Kerr, G. (2019) Shattering the middle ground: violence and the imperatives of reportage in Félix Fénéon’s Nouvelles en trois lignes. Contemporary French Civilization, 44(4), pp. 311-331. (doi: 10.3828/cfc.2019.18)

Kerr, G. and Montémont, V. (2019) Between borders: French-language poetry and the poetics of statelessness. Modern Languages Open, 1, 7. (doi: 10.3828/mlo.v0i0.208)

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. (2021) Exile, Non-Belonging and Statelessness in Grangaud, Jabès, Lubin and Luca: No man’s language. Series: Comparative Literature and Culture. UCL Press: London. ISBN 9781787356733

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

Book Sections

Kerr, G. (2022) Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal. In: Tambling, J. (ed.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319625928 (Accepted for Publication)

Melkonian, M., Malkassian, G., Kerr, G. , Arauxo, E. and Boyadjian-Malkassian, R. (2021) English translation by Dr. Greg Kerr. In: Arménie Noire, Arménie Blanche = Black Armenia, White Armenia. Editions L'Harmattan. ISBN 9782343236117

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 Thu Dec 2 16:00:18 2021 GMT.

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

I am happy to hear from prospective research students about your ideas for projects on 19th- and 20th-century French literature and culture, and always keen to support applications for doctoral funding (AHRC/SGSAH, Carnegie, College of Arts doctoral funding).

Projects in the following areas are especially welcome:

Poetry

The literature of exile/non-belonging/statelessness

Postmonolingual writing

Utopian Studies

Literature and the urban environment

Text/Image Studies

  • Astrom, Kristina
    Liminal Play: Inter-art relations between Stéphane Mallarmé and James McNeill Whistler

I have previously supervised projects at the levels of PhD and MPhil by research in a range of areas, including: inter-art relations in the work of Stéphane Mallarmé and James McNeill Whistler; autobiography and the phototext in the late twentieth century; caricature in response to the Paris Commune and the Franco-Prussian war; the nineteenth-century novel and the urban environment; modern and contemporary poetic expression and urban commemoration. A number of these projects have been funded by College of Arts PhD scholarships or SMLC's Peter Davies research scholarships in French and Modern Languages.

Teaching

Teaching

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

• French Language (Level 2 and Honours)

• Comparative Literature (Honours)

• Convenor of Honours-level options ‘Text/Image Cultures: Theory and Practice’ and 'Modern French Poetry and Poetics'.

School Administrative Roles

• SMLC PG Tutor, semester 1 2021-22

• French Year Abroad Convenor, semester 2 2021-22

 

Additional information

Additional Information

Editorial

Discipline

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).