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.
I have taught on a wide variety of undergraduate modules here in Bangor that cover topics such as French language and translation, French and European cinema, French and European history, French politics and French literature.
I currently teach on the following modules:
- French language and translation (various levels)
- LXE1600 Transnational Cultures (1st year)
- LXF2104 French Cinema 1895-1950 (2nd year)
- LXF2105 Race and Immigration in France (2nd year)
- LXF3106 French Cinema since 1960 (final year)
- LXM4011 Visions of the City in French Cinema (MA)
I have supervised MA dissertations on both the MA in European Languages and Cultures and the MA in Translation Studies. I also teach an MA module entitled Visions of the City in French Cinema and would be interested in hearing from students considering doctoral study in French cinema and/or cultural representations of minority groups in France, as well as sport and national identity in France, and also debates about humour in France.
My prime research interest is cultural representations of minority groups in France such as immigrants, ethnic minorities and Muslims. Much of this has focused on contemporary cinema and I am the author of Cinema and the Republic: Filming on the Margins in Contemporary France (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013). I have also published articles concerning debates about national and local identities within the fields of new new media, music, comedy and sport in a French and Francophone context. I am an active member of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) and served on its executive committee from 2007-2013. Along with my colleagues Gillian Jein and Armelle Blin-Rolland, I co-organised the 2017 ASMCF annual conference here in Bangor.
I regularly blog about my research and modern languages in general. To read my posts, go to: http://drjonathanervine.wordpress.com/.
Other academic-related work
- 2014-present: I have been an invited attendee of several meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages.
- 2018-present: external examiner for French at University of Bath
- 2017 to present: external examiner for the MA in Language, Cultures and Translation at University of Chester
- 2013-2018: external examiner for French at Swansea University
- 2007-2013 and 2016-2018: member of the executive committee of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF).
I have given presentations at schools workshops about French and European cinema and many other aspects of contemporary French society. I am able to deliver such presentations in English, French and Welsh.