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French - Research

Course overview

The discipline offers supervision in a wide area of French interests. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential Supervisor and the Head of discipline, and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have obtained an honours degree in French (Second Class Honours, Grade 1 [or equivalent international qualification ] minimum).


GYB16 PhD (French) full-time
GYB17 PhD (French) part-time
GYB18 MLitt (French) full-time
GYB19 MLitt (French) part-time

Further enquiries

Ms. Emer O'Flynn
Tel: 091 492 397

Research areas

Areas of interest

Professor Jane Conroy
17th-Century Literature, Linguistics, Translation Theory, Travel Literature, Realism & Fantasy.

Mr. Ruadhán Cooke
French Canadian Studies, Commercial French.

Dr. Philip Dine
Decolonisation, History/Sociology of French Sport, Leisure, Rugby.

Dr. Catherine Emerson
Medieval/15th-Century Literature, History, Olivier de la Marche, Manneken Pis, Illegitimacy 1300-1600.

Dr. Sylvie Lannegrand
Autobiography, 20th-Century Literature, Yves Navarre, Autofiction, Diaries and Identity.

Dr. Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín
Literature/Religion, Jean Sulivan, New Methodologies, CALL/SALL, Internet, French-Canadian Women's Writing.

Professor Pádraig Ó Gormaile
Québec; Jean Sulivan.

Ms. Ornaith Rodgers
Gender, Scientific French, Language Teaching, New Technologies.

Dr. Maria Scott
19th-Century Literature, Charles Baudelaire, Stendhal, Gender Studies, Critical Theory.

Researcher profiles

Dr. J. Conroy

Mr. R. Cooke

Dr. P.D. (Phil) Dine

Dr. C. Emerson

Dr. S. Lannegrand

Ms. O. Rodgers

Dr. M.-Á. Ní Mhainnín

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