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Prof Andrew Leak
1-4 Malet Place
Tel: +44 2076793079
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  • Emeritus Professor of French and Francophone Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Born in the Midlands but living in London since 1975. Educated at University College London (BA hons French 1979; PhD on "Sexuality in the Literary and Philosophical Work of Jean-Paul Sartre" 1986). Has taught in Sheffield (1983-84), Southampton (1984-87) and UCL (1987 -  present)
Research Summary

Main areas of research:

20th Century Existentialism, especially the work of Jean-Paul Sartre (literature, philosophy and other)

Roland Barthes and French Critical Theory

Holocaust writing

The work of Georges Perec and other members of the Oulipo

Literature and Politics in Haiti, especially in the period since 1986 - now

Teaching Summary
Current teaching:

The Making of Modern France (1st year foundation course)
20th Century French Literature (2nd yr)
Constraint and Creativity (intermediate cross-departmental option)
Prose Fiction and other Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre (final-year option)
The Haitian Novel 1944-2004 (final-year option)
'Postcolonial Theory' (module on SELCS MA Theory Core Course)
Advanced French Tranlsation (final-year)
Advanced French Translation (MA module)
Academic Background
1986   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1979   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) University College London
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