Dr Jonathan Ervine
Position: Senior Lecturer in French
Phone: 01248 382129 (2129 internal)
Location: Room 415, New Arts Building
I am a Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, and specialize in aspects of contemporary French society and culture such as cinema, sport, comedy, and videogames. I also have an interest in debates about immigration, diversity and social cohesion 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 arrived in Bangor shortly after the submission of my PhD in August 2007.
I am currently Director of Recruitment, Admissions and Communication for the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, and was previously Head of French and Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.