Dr Jonathan Ervine
Position: Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
Phone: 01248 382129 (2129 internal)
Location: Room 415, New Arts Building
I am a Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, and specialize in French popular culture as well as debates about identity and belonging in contemporary France. I am the author of two books; Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions (Liverpool University Press, 2019) and Cinema and the Republic: Filming on the Margins in Contemporary France (University of Wales Press, 2013). I have also published several articles and book chapters about debates on French national identity in sport, music and comedy, and also written several articles about videogames in France.
I am originally from Fife in Scotland and completed a B.A. in French and Philosophy at the University of Leeds. From 2002-2004, I was a lecteur d’anglais at l’Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3. During this time, I completed an MA by research at the University of Leeds on the theme of opposition to war in French cinema of the 1950s and 1960s. I returned to Leeds in 2004 to begin a PhD on representations of social and racial exclusion in contemporary French cinema. I have lectured here in Bangor since 2007.
I am currently Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.