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Michael Brophy

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School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
01 716 8128
University College Dublin, School of Languages Cultures and Linguistics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Having completed my BA (English and French) and MA (thesis on Max Jacob) at UCD, I carried out my doctoral work on four contemporary French poets (Jacques Dupin, Yves Bonnefoy, Bernard Noël, Guillevic) as a Killam Scholar at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. From Canada, I went to the USA where I took up a position as Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina for three years. I am currently Professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCD, where I have been lecturing since 1993. I occupied the position of Head of the UCD School of Languages and Literatures from 2011-2014, and Head of UCD French & Francophone Studies from 2015-2018. I served as President of the Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande (2009-10) and as President of the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland (2014-16). I was recently invited as Directeur d'études associé (Associate Research Director) by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris) and appointed as a disciplinary expert to the Haut conseil de l'évaluation de la recherche et de l'enseignement supérieur (HCERES).

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Head of UCD School of Languages and Literatures
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2011 - 31 Aug 2014
  • Head of UCD French & Francophone Studies
    University College Dublin, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Ireland1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2018
  • Director of Study Abroad, UCD College of Arts & Celtic Studies and UCD College of Human Sciences
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2004 - 31 Aug 2006

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Professor of French and Francophone Studies
    University College Dublin, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2014
  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Dept. of French, Ireland1 Jul 2002 - 31 Dec 2013
  • College Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Dept. of French, Sandyford, Ireland1 Sep 1993 - 1 Jul 2002
  • Assistant Professor of French
    University of North Carolina, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, United States1 Sep 1990 - 31 Aug 1993
  • Tutor
    Dalhousie University, Dept. of French, Canada1 Sep 1988 - 31 May 1990
  • Lecturer
    Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 1985 - 31 May 1986
  • Tutor
    University College Dublin, Dept. of French, Sandyford, Ireland1 Sep 1985 - 31 May 1986
  • Tutor
    University College Dublin, Dept. of French, Ireland1 Sep 1984 - 1 May 1985
  • Lecteur d'anglais
    Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France1 Sep 1983 - 31 May 1984

DEGREES

  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    Dalhousie University Halifax NS Canada