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Staff Members

There are three full-time staff members in the Department and we are assisted by a French lectrice and a few other persons on a contract or part-time basis.

Dr Loïc Guyon

Dr Loic Guyon


Position: Senior Lecturer

and Head of Department

Qualifications: Maîtrise ès Lettres, M.A. in Comp. Literary Studies, M.Phil., D.E.A., Doctorat ès Lettres (Paris 8), Ph.D in French Studies (Kent), Chevalier de l'Ordre national du mérite, Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes académiques

Research Interests: Issues of crime and justice in 18th- and 19th-century France; 19th-century French travel literature; 19th-century French romantic literature

Office: G69

Telephone: +353-61-204352

E-mail: loic.guyon@mic.ul.ie

Click here for Loïc Guyon’s personal page


Dr Mairéad Ní Bhriain 


Position: Lecturer

Qualifications: B.A. in French and Irish (NUIG), M.A. in French Lit. (NUIG), PhD in French Studies (NUIG)

Research Interests: French colonial history and the trials of decolonization; French intellectual history; Representations/constructions of the French Republic and national identities; Impact and legacies of World War II; 20th-century French & Francophone literature

Office: L107

Telephone: 353-61-204377

Email: mairead.nibhriain@mic.ul.ie

Click here for Mairéad Ní Bhriain's personal page 


Darach Sanfey


Position: Lecturer

Qualifications: M.A., H.D.E.(N.U.I.), Dip. Trans., M.I.L.

Research Interests:18th-century literary life in France; Circulation and censorship of ideas; Histoire des idées; Development of the French novel (18th-20th centuries)

Office: G20

Telephone: +353-61-204345

E-mail: darach.sanfey@mic.ul.ie

Click here for Darach Sanfey’s personal page


Aurore Bissières


Position: Language Assistant (Lectrice)

Qualifications: Licence Anglais Langue Etrangère/LCE/Espagnol (Albi), Master 2 Politique, Société et Discours dans le Monde anglophone (Pau) 

Research interests: 19th-century French and English romantic and gothic literature; Speculative fiction; 21st-century politics and society; Narratology and discursive strategies

Office: N101

Telephone: +353-61-204957

E-mail: aurore.bissieres@mic.ul.ie  


Hélène Charderon


Position: Teaching & Research Assistant (A.T.E.R.)

Qualifications: Licence LLC (Clermont-Ferrand), MA in English Lit. (MIC, University of Limerick), CAPES, M.Phil. in Comp. Lit. (Clermont-Ferrand)

Research Interests: Representations of children in 19th- and 20th-century French and English literatures, the fairy tale genre, text & ideology 

Office: Franco-German House (Summerville Lodge)

Telephone: +353-61-774788

E-mail: helene.charderon@mic.ul.ie


Sarah Clancy


Position: Teaching & Research Assistant (A.T.E.R.)

Qualifications: BA in Psychology and French Studies (MIC)

Research Interests: Translation Studies, Issues of crime and justice in 18th-century France

Office: Franco-German House (Summerville Lodge)

Telephone: +353-61-774788

E-mail: sarah.clancy@mic.ul.ie


Dereke Clements

Position: Teaching & Research Assistant (A.T.E.R.)

Qualifications: BA Dance & French Studies (UNC, Greensboro)

Research Interests: Cultural preservation; Ethnochoreology; Perfomance & Play in human development

Office: Franco-German House (Summerville Lodge)

Telephone: +353-61-774788

E-mail: dereke.clements@mic.ul.ie


Rebecca O'Grady

Position: Teaching & Research Assistant (A.T.E.R.)

Qualifications: BA French & German (MIC)

Research Interests: Pied-noir literature; The concepts of identity and homeland in 20th-century French and German literature

Office: Franco-German House (Summerville House)

Telephone: +353-61-774788

E-mail: rebecca.ogrady@mic.ul.ie




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