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Dr Alan English

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

Name: Dr Alan English
Department: School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 5887
Email Address: alan.english@dcu.ie
Room: C2106
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Dr Alan English is Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies (SALIS), former Head of French in St. Patrick's College (appointed 2008), former member of St Patrick's College Governing Body (first elected 2012), former director of the BA and BEd programmes in French (2008-16) in St. Patrick's College. His research and teaching interests focus on 19th-century and modern French literature, especially poetry, prosodic practice, the poeme en prose as well as short fiction in French.
He holds academic qualifications from three universities: NUI, Galway (first-class honours BA (French & Mathematics, 1993) and MA (French, 1995) degrees, Universite Paris IV - La Sorbonne (DEA, Litterature, 1996) and the University of Dublin, Trinity College, where he was awarded his PhD in French Literature (1999) on the poetry of Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) and French versification. From 2000-01, he was also a Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow at Trinity College. Before moving to Dublin, he was Junior Lecturer in Department of Languages & Cultural Studies, University of Limerick 1999-2000. His book Verlaine: poete de l'indecidable (2005) and edited volume Reading Images and Seeing Words (2004) were both published by Rodopi, and his most recent work on Verlaine sonnets is available at http://thedsproject.com/portfolio/verlaine-and-the-fixed-form-of-petrarch/

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