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Dr Delphine Grass

Lecturer in French

Delphine Grass

Confucious Institute



Tel: +44 1524 592470

Research overview

 My research focuses primarily on modern and contemporary French literature, theory and criticism. In among that, I am particularly interested in writing that performs a new kind of criticism by using a wide range of genres and media to engage with writing about art and literature. The focus of my critical-creative interests is mostly on language and language philosophy. I have recently written and publish works on translation, writing technologies, posthuman language and the archive. I am interested in multilingual creativity (see blog) both in the visual arts and in literature, translation and transcultural relations, and the relationship between politics and language(s) in modernist writing. I have published several articles on Michel Houellebecq and am the translator, with Tim Mathews, of his poetry collection The Art of Struggle. My new research project focuses on twentieth-century modernist poetry from Alsace-Lorraine and the poetics of multilingualism, community and statelessness in these modernist poets' critique of nationalist politics. I write, publish and translate poetry in both French and English.

PhD supervision

Modern and Contemporary French literature, literature and globalisation, Modernism and Modernity, literature from the Franco-German borderlands, world literature, literature and the politics of cosmopolitanism, literature in translation, poetry, literary genres, theories of the text, multilingual literatures.

Current Teaching

FREN101: French Culture and Society

FREN233: Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History

FREN301: Final Year Advanced French Language

DELC215: Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain

DELC342: Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

DELC347: Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature 1850-2000



Research Grants

The Yves Hervouet Fund: £700 for "The Space in Between: Thinking Translation in Creation" (June 2017)

Lancaster University IKE Grant: £4405 for "Translation and Multilingualism as Creative Practices" project running in the course of 2017.

The Society for French Studies: Awarded £350 (with Dr. Charlotte Baker) in support of the conference "Multilingual French Identities" taking place in January 2014 at Lancaster University.

The Yves Hervouet Fund with Dr. Charlotte Baker (£700) for the organisation of the conference "Multilingual French Identities" taking place in January 2014 at Lancaster University.

My PhD research was funded by the UCL Graduate School Scholarship (Fees and Maintenance Scholarship awarded on merit and excellence accross UCL faculties)

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