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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 creative critical practices, or forms of art writing, around translation, as well as in translation as a creative writing and art practice in itself. Another aspect of my research into contemporary writing practices focuses on the relationship between literature, art and politcs. I have written and published works on translation, writing technologies, posthumanism and the archive. I have also written several articles on Michel Houellebecq and am the translator, with Tim Mathews, of his poetry collection The Art of Struggle. My new research project, funded by the AHRC/MEITS, is entitled 'Translation as Creative Critical Practice'. It researches the ways in which translation can stimulate creative approaches to the reading and interepretation of texts. I am currently working on a short monograph entitled Translation as Creative Critical Practice (under contract with Cambridge University Press). I am also a praticing poet and have published works in both French and English.

PhD supervision

Literary translation, modernism, creative criticism, postcritique, comparative literature, literature and political philosophy.

Current Teaching

FREN101: French Culture and Society

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

DELC416: Academic and Practical Methods in Translation

DELC 420: MA Translation Project

DELC 425: Translation as Creative Critical Practice



Research Grants

Arp Foundation Fellowship: 'Moving Lines: Translation as Performance in Hans/Jean Arp' (2020)

AHRC/MEITS 'Translation as Creative Critical Practice' (2019 for 24 months)

The Society for French Studies Conference Fund: Awarded (with Dr. Charlotte Baker) in support 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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