Michael G. Kelly

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer in French and Head of French Section
University of Limerick
Plassey
Co. Limerick
Ireland
T: 061 213174
E: michael.g.kelly@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I have lectured in French and comparative literature at UL since 2003, and am Head of the French section within the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University.

I currently serve as General Editor of the Irish Journal of French Studies (IJFrS), as Director of the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies (an interdisciplinary research centre at UL), and as Managing Editor of the Ralahine Utopian Studies book series (published by Peter Lang). I also serve as an elected member of the Executive Committees of the Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande (ADEFFI), and the Utopian Studies Society (Europe).

My areas of research interest include modern poetry and poetics in French, utopian theory and texts in a comparative perspective, interdisciplinary approaches to textual interpretation, and issues of literary and artistic individuation in modern and contemporary contexts. I am currently completing a book project on the question of individuation in modern and contemporary French poetry. Another ongoing comparative project explores the question of cognitive mapping in contemporary European literature.




Research Interests

 

Modern and contemporary poetry and poetics in French;

Vectors and discourses of utopia;

Theories and treatments of space in literary thought;

The subject and the work of writing, with specific reference to literary individuation;

Cognitive mapping in contemporary European literature;

Interdisciplinary approaches to textual interpretation;

Law, language and literature;

Developments in the fields of comparative literature and critical theory



 
 
 

Books

  Year Publication
2008 Strands of Utopia. Spaces of Poetic Work in Twentieth-Century France.
Kelly, Michael G. (2008) Strands of Utopia. Spaces of Poetic Work in Twentieth-Century France. Oxford: Legenda. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Comparative Becomings. Studies in Transition
Kelly, Michael G. and Daragh O'Connell (Ed.). (2017) Comparative Becomings. Studies in Transition Oxford: Peter Lang. [DOI] [Details]
2015 ‘La poésie à l’œuvre: Poetry, Philosophy, Politics’, L’Esprit Créateur, Vol. 55 (1), Spring 2015
Azérad, Hugues and Michael G. Kelly (Ed.). (2015) ‘La poésie à l’œuvre: Poetry, Philosophy, Politics’, L’Esprit Créateur, Vol. 55 (1), Spring 2015 Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. [Details]
2013 Chantiers du poème. Prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine
Azérad, Hugues, Michael G Kelly, Nina Parish and Emma Wagstaff (Ed.). (2013) Chantiers du poème. Prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine Oxford: Peter Lang. [DOI] [Details]
2012 ‘Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945’, French Forum, 37.1-2, Winter/Spring 2012
Azérad, Hugues, Michael G. Kelly, Nina Parish and Emma Wagstaff (Ed.). (2012) ‘Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945’, French Forum, 37.1-2, Winter/Spring 2012 Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 '''Le nom vrai d'être est / Chance.' De l'assentiment créateur chez Jean-Paul Michel''
Kelly, Michael G. (2018) '''Le nom vrai d'être est / Chance.' De l'assentiment créateur chez Jean-Paul Michel'' In: Michael Bishop and Matthieu Gosztola (eds). Jean-Paul Michel. La surprise de ce qui est. Paris: Classiques Garnier. [Details]
2017 '‘(De)Localizing Capital. Lines of Flight from Zola’s Mystères de Marseille’'
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) '‘(De)Localizing Capital. Lines of Flight from Zola’s Mystères de Marseille’' In: Other Capitals of the Nineteenth Century: An Alternative Mapping of Literary and Cultural Space. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2017 ''D’un château l’autre. Authorship, Individuation and Utopia in Pola X and De la guerre''
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) ''D’un château l’autre. Authorship, Individuation and Utopia in Pola X and De la guerre'' In: Comparative Becomings. Studies in Transition. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2017 ''Framing Transition(s) in Comparative Studies''
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) ''Framing Transition(s) in Comparative Studies'' In: Comparative Becomings. Studies in Transition. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2015 '‘De l’exposition poétique : œuvre, Lêthé et précarité chez Guy Viarre et Valérie Rouzeau’'
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) '‘De l’exposition poétique : œuvre, Lêthé et précarité chez Guy Viarre et Valérie Rouzeau’' In: Ineffacer : l’œuvre et ses fins. Paris: Hermann. [Details]
2015 '‘‘Je découvre enfin la rage et l’art de vivre.’ Utopie, individu et état de poésie’'
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) '‘‘Je découvre enfin la rage et l’art de vivre.’ Utopie, individu et état de poésie’' In: René Depestre. Le Soleil devant. Paris: Hermann. [Details]
2013 '‘Rhetoric and Metaphysics of the Avant-garde Community: Le Grand Jeu, 1928-1930’'
Kelly, Michael G. (2013) '‘Rhetoric and Metaphysics of the Avant-garde Community: Le Grand Jeu, 1928-1930’' In: La Revue. The Twentieth-Century Periodical in French. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2013 '‘Prendre acte de la poésie’'
Azérad, Hugues, Michael G.Kelly, Nina Parish and Emma Wagstaff (2013) '‘Prendre acte de la poésie’' In: Chantiers du poème. Prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2013 '‘Vers une juridiction du poème : Jacques Dupin’'
Kelly, Michael G. (2013) '‘Vers une juridiction du poème : Jacques Dupin’' In: Chantiers du poème. Prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine. Oxford: Peter Lang. [DOI] [Details]
2011 '‘Vers un maintenant de la réalité urbaine. Exploration de Ville’'
Kelly, Michael G. (2011) '‘Vers un maintenant de la réalité urbaine. Exploration de Ville’' In: Guillevic maintenant. Paris: Honoré Champion. [Details]
2011 ''Poetic Utterance and the Cosmopolitan Indisposition: On Ghérasim Luca''
Kelly, Michael G. (2011) ''Poetic Utterance and the Cosmopolitan Indisposition: On Ghérasim Luca'' In: The Cause of Cosmopolitanism. Dispositions, Models, Transformations. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
2009 ''Ambivalences du conscient poétique. Histoire et utopie dans Carnac''
Kelly, Michael G. (2009) ''Ambivalences du conscient poétique. Histoire et utopie dans Carnac'' In: Guillevic : La poésie à la lumière du quotidien. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
2007 ''Immanence and the Utopian Impulse. On Philippe Jaccottet's readings of Æ and Robert Musil''
Kelly, Michael G. (2007) ''Immanence and the Utopian Impulse. On Philippe Jaccottet's readings of Æ and Robert Musil'' In: Exploring the Utopian Impulse. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
2006 ''Intermittences et perspectives du sujet poétique chez Alferi et Tortel''
Kelly, Michael G. (2006) ''Intermittences et perspectives du sujet poétique chez Alferi et Tortel'' In: Sens et présence du sujet poétique. La poésie de la France et du monde francophone depuis 1980. Amsterdam: Rodopi. [Details]
2006 ''Pureté de l'impur. Robert Desnos et Le Grand Jeu''
Kelly, Michael G. (2006) ''Pureté de l'impur. Robert Desnos et Le Grand Jeu'' In: Robert Desnos. Surrealism in the Twenty-First Century. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
2005 ''Avatars et limites d'une volonté auratique dans le poème segalenien''
Kelly, Michael G. (2005) ''Avatars et limites d'une volonté auratique dans le poème segalenien'' In: Ce que le poème dit du poème. Vincennes: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes. [Details]
2005 ''Mut(e)ability: issues of uniqueness, equivalence and human agency in Schwob's Dialogues d'utopie''
Kelly, Michael G. (2005) ''Mut(e)ability: issues of uniqueness, equivalence and human agency in Schwob's Dialogues d'utopie'' In: Currencies. Fiscal Fortunes and Cultural Capital in Nineteenth-Century France. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'A l’angle vif du monde. De la mise en espace du silence chez Gérard Titus-Carmel'
Kelly, Michael G. (2019) 'A l’angle vif du monde. De la mise en espace du silence chez Gérard Titus-Carmel'. Triages, 31 (Supplément):149-161 [Details]
2016 'Utopian Studies in Ireland'
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) 'Utopian Studies in Ireland'. Utopian Studies, 27 (3):457-467 [Details]
2015 'De l’entre-deux à l’indivisible (sur la personne jouvienne)'
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) 'De l’entre-deux à l’indivisible (sur la personne jouvienne)'. Cahiers Pierre Jean Jouve, 3 :119-133 [Details]
2015 'Du droit au poème. Jacques Dupin et la question d’une institutionnalité poétique'
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) 'Du droit au poème. Jacques Dupin et la question d’une institutionnalité poétique'. L’Esprit Créateur, 55 (1):34-51 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Introduction. La poésie à l’œuvre: Poetry, Philosophy, Politics'
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) 'Introduction. La poésie à l’œuvre: Poetry, Philosophy, Politics'. L’Esprit Créateur, 55 (1):1-10 [DOI] [Details]
2014 '‘Un monde nouveau’ (sur Jean-Paul Michel)'
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) '‘Un monde nouveau’ (sur Jean-Paul Michel)'. Revue Nu(e), (56):119-124 [Details]
2014 'Perec et la contrainte du réel, ou l’Horizon du cartographe'
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) 'Perec et la contrainte du réel, ou l’Horizon du cartographe'. L'Atelier Du Roman, 19 (79):49-56 [Details]
2014 'Model Behaviour. Cocteau, Radiguet and La Princesse de Clèves'
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) 'Model Behaviour. Cocteau, Radiguet and La Princesse de Clèves'. Neophilologus, 98 (1):23-40 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Parole et utopie. Paradigmes de la transition postcoloniale chez Ó Cadhain et Senghor'
Kelly, Michael G. (2013) 'Parole et utopie. Paradigmes de la transition postcoloniale chez Ó Cadhain et Senghor'. Revue de Littérature Comparée, LXXXVII (4):441-458 [Details]
2013 'Délires d’Europe. Le roman contemporain aux prises avec ses origines (Lobo Antunes, Senges)'
Kelly, Michael G. (2013) 'Délires d’Europe. Le roman contemporain aux prises avec ses origines (Lobo Antunes, Senges)'. Romanesques, 5 (Hors-série):173-190 [Details]
2013 'Jarry, Stevenson and Cosmopolitan Ambivalence'
Kelly, Michael G. (2013) 'Jarry, Stevenson and Cosmopolitan Ambivalence'. Comparative Critical Studies, 10 :199-218 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945 (Guest Editors’ Introduction)'
Azérad, Hugues, Michael G. Kelly, Nina Parish and Emma Wagstaff (2012) 'Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945 (Guest Editors’ Introduction)'. French Forum, 37 (1-2):ix-xi [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Synthèses et relais: Mapping Confluences and Migrations in Poetic Practice (Introduction)'
Kelly, Michael G. and Nina Parish (2012) 'Synthèses et relais: Mapping Confluences and Migrations in Poetic Practice (Introduction)'. French Forum, 37 (1):1-6 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Poetry as a Foreign Language: Unhoused Writing Subjects in the Extreme Contemporain'
Kelly, Michael G. (2011) 'Poetry as a Foreign Language: Unhoused Writing Subjects in the Extreme Contemporain'. Forum For Modern Language Studies, 47 :393-407 [DOI] [Details]
2010 ''Jouve et la raison poétique''
Kelly, Michael G. (2010) ''Jouve et la raison poétique''. Cahiers Pierre Jean Jouve, 2 :39-52 [Details]
2009 'Literary Individuation and the Ethnography of Indifference: Reading Augé after Houellebecq'
Kelly, Michael G. (2009) 'Literary Individuation and the Ethnography of Indifference: Reading Augé after Houellebecq'. The Irish Journal Of French Studies, 9 :69-92 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Du Droit à la Littérature'
Kelly, Michael G. (2009) 'Du Droit à la Littérature'. International Journal Of Legal Semiotics / Revue Internationale De Sémiotique, 22 (3):343-353 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'La conversion impure (sur Pierre Jean Jouve)'
Kelly, Michael G. (2008) 'La conversion impure (sur Pierre Jean Jouve)'. L'Atelier Du Roman, 14 (56):63-73 [Details]
2007 'La parole donnée : individuation et mélancolie du poète Goffette'
Kelly, Michael G. (2007) 'La parole donnée : individuation et mélancolie du poète Goffette'. Littératures, 57 :147-161 [Details]
2006 'Du poétique comme imaginaire de la lucidité. Modernité de Jouve'
Kelly, Michael G. (2006) 'Du poétique comme imaginaire de la lucidité. Modernité de Jouve'. La Revue Des Lettres Modernes, Série Pierre Jean Jouve (8):53-82 [Details]
2005 ''La Clôture' de Jean Rolin et le travail de l'urbain'
Kelly, Michael G. (2005) ''La Clôture' de Jean Rolin et le travail de l'urbain'. Irish Journal Of French Studies, 2005 (5):21-39 [Details]
2004 'Entre création et espace pur. Situations du sujet poétique dans les Cinq grandes odes'
Kelly, Michael G. (2004) 'Entre création et espace pur. Situations du sujet poétique dans les Cinq grandes odes'. Les Lettres Romanes, LVIII (3-4):213-226 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Écrire sa conviction: d'une consonance entre poésie et traduction chez Yves Bonnefoy'
Kelly, Michael G. (2002) 'Écrire sa conviction: d'une consonance entre poésie et traduction chez Yves Bonnefoy'. Dalhousie French Studies, 60 (Autumn):47-52 [Details]
1995 'Spreading the Good News: Some Private Law Applications for Constitutional Provisions'
Kelly, Michael G. (1995) 'Spreading the Good News: Some Private Law Applications for Constitutional Provisions'. Irish Student Law Review, 5 (1995):39-53 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2013 '‘A voice from the shadows’. Review article on Self-Shadowing Prey by Ghérasim Luca (tr. Mary Ann Caws)'
Kelly, Michael G. (2013) '‘A voice from the shadows’. Review article on Self-Shadowing Prey by Ghérasim Luca (tr. Mary Ann Caws)' Berlin Review of Books, . [Details]
2008 ''The poet as engineer of truth: Pierre Jean Jouve''
Kelly, Michael G. (2008) ''The poet as engineer of truth: Pierre Jean Jouve'' pierrejeanjouve.org, . [ULIR Link] [Details]
1998 ''Thème and Version. Current approximations of 'French poetry''
Kelly, Michael G. (1998) ''Thème and Version. Current approximations of 'French poetry'' Oxford Poetry, 10 (1) :43-49. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 The CEFR as an Aid to Learning and Assessment for Literary and Cultural Studies in the Modern Languages: Challenges, Opportunities, Practices,
Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University, Anissa Bennaïli, Dominique Carlini Versini, Florence Le Baron-Earle, Stéphanie O’Riordan, Jean Conacher, Michael G. Kelly, University of Limerick (2019) Workshop as part of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education National Seminar Series 2018-19. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The CEFR as an Aid to Learning and Assessment for Literary and Cultural Studies in the Modern Languages: Challenges, Opportunities, Practices, Graduate Attributes Hub, University of Limerick , 07-JUN-19 - 07-JUN-19 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Literary Research Seminar, Escuela de Posgrado, Departamento de Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Kelly, Michael G. (2019) Discurso y Utopía. Expresión Literaria, Prácticas Genéricas, Contextos Poscoloniales Literary Research Seminar, Escuela de Posgrado, Departamento de Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, , 21-JUN-19 [Details]
2018 On se souvient de Georges Perec: Forty Years after La Vie mode d'emploi
Kelly, Michael G. (2018) ‘Perec, Modiano and the Geography of Constraint’ On se souvient de Georges Perec: Forty Years after La Vie mode d'emploi National University of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin, , 05-DEC-18 - 05-DEC-18 [Details]
2018 Gérard Titus-Carmel, l’épreuve et la nécessité
Kelly, Michael G. (2018) ‘A l’angle vif du monde. De la mise en espace du silence chez Titus-Carmel’ Gérard Titus-Carmel, l’épreuve et la nécessité Université de Pau, , 08-NOV-18 - 09-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande
Kelly, Michael G. (2018) ‘Disciplinary Fault-lines? Thinking Literary and Cultural Studies in French in Relation to the CEFR’ Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande University College Dublin, , 19-OCT-18 - 20-OCT-18 [Details]
2018 Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies
Kelly, Michael G. (2018) 'Poetic Practice as Cognitive Mapping. Disclosing the Contemporary Real' Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies University College Cork, , 02-JUL-18 - 04-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Aligning Language Assessment in Higher Education with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A Quality Assurance Approach
Batardière, Marie-Thérèse; Conacher, Jean E.; Kelly, Michael G. (2018) 'Challenges, Opportunities and Benefits Identified in a CEFR Implementation Process Across Languages and Degree Programmes' Aligning Language Assessment in Higher Education with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A Quality Assurance Approach Maynooth University, , 08-JUN-18 - 08-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 Realising Utopia: Cinema and 1968
Kelly, Michael G. (2018) 'Philippe Garrel's Les amants réguliers (2005)' Realising Utopia: Cinema and 1968 Ormston House, Limerick, , 09-MAY-18 - 09-MAY-18 [Details]
2017 'Baudelaire's Afterlives. Immortality and its Discontents'
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) 'Baudelaire and the Poetic Margin. Generic Resistances and Human Remainders in the Contemporary Scene' 'Baudelaire's Afterlives. Immortality and its Discontents' National University of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin, , 15-DEC-17 - 15-DEC-17 [Details]
2017 'Strange Relations. New Perspectives on Franco-Irish Film, Thought and Writing after Artaud'
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) 'Tensions within the 'Irish Paradigm'' 'Strange Relations. New Perspectives on Franco-Irish Film, Thought and Writing after Artaud' Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, , 19-MAY-17 - 19-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 'Networks and Connections in the Crime Genre'
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) 'Summoning the System. Crime Fiction as Cognitive Mapping' 'Networks and Connections in the Crime Genre' NUI Galway, , 26-MAY-17 - 27-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 'Solidarity and Utopia', 18th Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society (Europe)
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) 'Mapping the 'Modern Attitude'. Parameters of Rationality in Pessoa's 'Anarchist Banker'' 'Solidarity and Utopia', 18th Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society (Europe) University of Gdansk, , 05-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 'Poésie européenne et apatridie / European Poetry and Statelessness'
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) 'Citoyen sans état ? Du régime d’individuation poétique' 'Poésie européenne et apatridie / European Poetry and Statelessness' ATILF, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, , 04-MAY-17 - 05-MAY-17 [Details]
2016 'Jean Paul Michel. La surprise de ce qui est'
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) ‘Le nom vrai d’être est / Chance.’ De l’assentiment créateur chez Jean-Paul Michel’ 'Jean Paul Michel. La surprise de ce qui est' Centre Culturel International de Cerisy, France, , 12-JUL-16 - 19-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 57th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) 'Progressive Feelings: Segalen, Synaesthesia, and the Poetics of Synthesis' 57th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies University of Glasgow, , 27-JUN-16 - 29-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 'Georges Perec’s Geographies / Perecquian Geographies'
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) ‘Perec and the Geography of Constraint’ 'Georges Perec’s Geographies / Perecquian Geographies' Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, , 06-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 'Politics and Poetics', Third Symposium of the 'Imaginaries of the Future' Research Network
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) 'Cognitive Mapping in Contemporary French Writing' 'Politics and Poetics', Third Symposium of the 'Imaginaries of the Future' Research Network Queen's University Belfast, , 19-JAN-16 - 21-JAN-16 [Details]
2015 'The Ends of the City', 16th Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society (Europe)
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) ‘The Absent Object of Attachment: Utopia and Melancholy in Emmanuel Loi’s Marseille amor (2013)’ 'The Ends of the City', 16th Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society (Europe) Newcastle University, , 01-JUL-15 - 04-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 56th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) ‘Des anges passent. Gilles Ortlieb’s Post-Industrial Meditations’ 56th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies Cardiff University, , 29-JUN-15 - 01-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Consuming Crime. Consumption, Commodification and Consumerism in Crime Fiction, Film and Television’
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) ‘Economies of the Self. Restrained and Unrestrained Consumption in Simenon’s L’Affaire Saint-Fiacre’ ‘Consuming Crime. Consumption, Commodification and Consumerism in Crime Fiction, Film and Television’ University of Limerick, , 26-JUN-15 - 27-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 'Systèmes’, Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande (ADEFFI)
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) ‘Ghosts of the Machine. Critical Meditations in Post-Industrial Space’ 'Systèmes’, Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande (ADEFFI) University of Limerick, , 16-OCT-15 - 17-OCT-15 [Details]
2014 Departmental Seminar, Scoil Theanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge, University of Ulster, Belfast
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) ‘I dTreo na hÚtóipe. Poblacht Dhomhanda na Litríochta agus Ceist na Teangan’ Departmental Seminar, Scoil Theanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge, University of Ulster, Belfast University of Ulster, Belfast, , 18-NOV-14 - 18-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 'Origines'. Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande (ADEFFI)
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) ‘The Arrière-pays revisited. Yves Bonnefoy’s 'Le lieu d’herbes'’ 'Origines'. Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande (ADEFFI) Trinity College Dublin, , 17-OCT-14 - 19-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 EAM 2014. Fourth International Conference of the European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) ‘Rationality, Cynicism and Utopia. Modernist Ambivalence in Pessoa’s Anarchist Banker’ EAM 2014. Fourth International Conference of the European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies University of Helsinki, Finland, , 28-AUG-14 - 31-AUG-14 [Details]
2014 'Capitals’. Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) ‘(De)Localizing Capital. Zola’s Les Mystères de Marseille (1867)' 'Capitals’. Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) New York University, NYC, , 21-MAR-14 - 23-MAR-14 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2019 Jérémie Berton. La Musique et la forme dans l’œuvre poétique de Pierre Jean Jouve.
Kelly, Michael G. (2019) Jérémie Berton. La Musique et la forme dans l’œuvre poétique de Pierre Jean Jouve. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2017 Llewelyn Brown. L’Esthétique du pli dans l’œuvre de Henri Michaux.
Kelly, Michael G. (2017) Llewelyn Brown. L’Esthétique du pli dans l’œuvre de Henri Michaux. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Laure Himy-Piéri. Pierre Jean Jouve. La modernité et ses possibles.
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) Laure Himy-Piéri. Pierre Jean Jouve. La modernité et ses possibles. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Olivier Ferret and Anne-Marie Mercier-Faivre (eds.) Biographie & Politique. Vie publique, vie privée, de l’Ancien Régime à la Restauration.
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) Olivier Ferret and Anne-Marie Mercier-Faivre (eds.) Biographie & Politique. Vie publique, vie privée, de l’Ancien Régime à la Restauration. Book Review [Details]
2016 Kir Kuiken. Imagined Sovereignties. Toward a New Political Romanticism.
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) Kir Kuiken. Imagined Sovereignties. Toward a New Political Romanticism. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Bernard Pingaud. L’Occupation des oisifs. Précis de littérature et textes critiques.
Kelly, Michael G. (2016) Bernard Pingaud. L’Occupation des oisifs. Précis de littérature et textes critiques. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2015 Nicholas Manning. Rhétorique de la sincérité. La poésie moderne en quête d’un langage vrai.
Kelly, Michael G. (2015) Nicholas Manning. Rhétorique de la sincérité. La poésie moderne en quête d’un langage vrai. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Sarah Mombert and Michèle Rosellini (eds.) Usages des vies. Le biographique hier et aujourd'hui (XVIIe – XXIe siècle).
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) Sarah Mombert and Michèle Rosellini (eds.) Usages des vies. Le biographique hier et aujourd'hui (XVIIe – XXIe siècle). Book Review [Details]
2014 Mary-Ann O'Neil. From Babel to Pentecost: The Poetry of Pierre Emmanuel.
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) Mary-Ann O'Neil. From Babel to Pentecost: The Poetry of Pierre Emmanuel. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Catherine Soulier. Jean Tortel: des livres aux Jardins.
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) Catherine Soulier. Jean Tortel: des livres aux Jardins. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Daniel Sipe. Text, Image, and the Problem with Perfection in Nineteenth-Century France: Utopia and Its Afterlives.
Kelly, Michael G. (2014) Daniel Sipe. Text, Image, and the Problem with Perfection in Nineteenth-Century France: Utopia and Its Afterlives. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 Bruno Fabre. Art in the biography of Marcel Schwob's Imaginary Lives.
Kelly, Michael G. (2012) Bruno Fabre. Art in the biography of Marcel Schwob's Imaginary Lives. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 Rosemary Lancaster. Poetic Illumination: Rene Char and his Artist Allies.
Kelly, Michael G. (2012) Rosemary Lancaster. Poetic Illumination: Rene Char and his Artist Allies. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 Jennifer Higgins. English Responses to French Poetry 1880–1940: Translation and Mediation.
Kelly, Michael G. (2012) Jennifer Higgins. English Responses to French Poetry 1880–1940: Translation and Mediation. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 Antoine Hatzenberger (ed.) Utopies des Lumières.
Kelly, Michael G. (2012) Antoine Hatzenberger (ed.) Utopies des Lumières. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 John Naughton. Une intention de salut. Essais sur la poesie francaise moderne.
Kelly, Michael G. (2012) John Naughton. Une intention de salut. Essais sur la poesie francaise moderne. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2011 Hugues Azérad and Peter Collier (eds.) Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology.
Kelly, Michael G. (2011) Hugues Azérad and Peter Collier (eds.) Twentieth-Century French Poetry: A Critical Anthology. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2010 John West-Sooby (ed.) Nowhere is Perfect. French and Francophone Utopias/Dystopias.
Kelly, Michael G. (2010) John West-Sooby (ed.) Nowhere is Perfect. French and Francophone Utopias/Dystopias. Book Review [Details]
2008 Michael Bishop. The Endless Theory of Days: The Art and Poetry of Gérard Titus-Carmel.
Kelly, Michael G. (2008) Michael Bishop. The Endless Theory of Days: The Art and Poetry of Gérard Titus-Carmel. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2007 Jean-Yves Debreuille (ed.) La Voix et le geste. André Frénaud et ses peintres.
Kelly, Michael G. (2007) Jean-Yves Debreuille (ed.) La Voix et le geste. André Frénaud et ses peintres. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2006 Pascal Brissette. La Malédiction littéraire. Du poète crotté au génie malheureux.
Kelly, Michael G. (2006) Pascal Brissette. La Malédiction littéraire. Du poète crotté au génie malheureux. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2006 Bernard de Meyer. Marcel Schwob. Conteur de l'imaginaire.
Kelly, Michael G. (2006) Bernard de Meyer. Marcel Schwob. Conteur de l'imaginaire. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2005 Agnès Lhermitte. Palimpseste et merveilleux dans l'oeuvre de Marcel Schwob.
Kelly, Michael G. (2005) Agnès Lhermitte. Palimpseste et merveilleux dans l'oeuvre de Marcel Schwob. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2004 Christiane Blot-Labarrère (ed.) Jouve et le symbole (Cahier Jouve 7).
Kelly, Michael G. (2004) Christiane Blot-Labarrère (ed.) Jouve et le symbole (Cahier Jouve 7). Book Review [Details]
2003 Michael Bishop and Christopher Elson (eds.) Contemporary French Poetics.
Kelly, Michael G. (2003) Michael Bishop and Christopher Elson (eds.) Contemporary French Poetics. Book Review [Details]
1999 Michael Brophy. Voies vers l'autre.
Kelly, Michael G. (1999) Michael Brophy. Voies vers l'autre. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2002 'Speech and Utopia: Spaces of Poetic Work in the Writings of Segalen, Daumal and Bonnefoy.'.
Kelly, Michael G. (2002) 'Speech and Utopia: Spaces of Poetic Work in the Writings of Segalen, Daumal and Bonnefoy.'. University of Oxford: Thesis [Details]
1998 'Supporting Fictions: Questions of French Poetic 'Autonomy' in early Twentieth-Century China.'.
Kelly, Michael G. (1998) 'Supporting Fictions: Questions of French Poetic 'Autonomy' in early Twentieth-Century China.'. University of Oxford: Thesis [Details]
1995 'Magie et écriture chez Henri Michaux.'.
Kelly, Michael G. (1995) 'Magie et écriture chez Henri Michaux.'. National University of Ireland: Thesis [Details]

Translation

  Year Publication
1999 'Aibítir' [Henri Michaux].
Kelly, Michael G. (1999) 'Aibítir' [Henri Michaux]. Comhar, BÁC: Translation [DOI] [Details]
1998 'Coisí Cathrach' [Federico García Lorca].
Kelly, Michael G. (1998) 'Coisí Cathrach' [Federico García Lorca]. Comhar, BÁC: Translation [DOI] [Details]
1997 'Úbú Rex' [Alfred Jarry].
Kelly, Michael G. (Micheál Ó Ceallaigh) (1997) 'Úbú Rex' [Alfred Jarry]. UL Institutional Repository: Translation [Details]
1996 'La Grande Famine' [Patrick Kavanagh].
Duclos, Michèle (1996) 'La Grande Famine' [Patrick Kavanagh]. Lagrasse (France): Translation [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 IRC New Foundations Scheme Award Irish Research Council
2009 Visiting Scholar, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
2000 Junior Research Fellowship, Wolfson College Oxford Wolfson College, Oxford
1998 Senior Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarship, University of Oxford University of Oxford
1995 Travelling Studentship in French, National University of Ireland National University of Ireland
1990 Irish Universities Oral French Prize Ambassade de France en Irlande

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande (ADEFFI) Member of Executive Committee 17-OCT-14 /
Association for Literary Urban Studies Ordinary Member 01-SEP-17 /
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland (CLAI) Ordinary Member 21-NOV-10 /
Society for French Studies (SFS) Member of Executive Committee 01-SEP-13 /
Utopian Studies Society (Europe) Member of Steering Committee 04-JUL-15 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Executive Committee, Society for French Studies Executive Committee Member 2013 / 2019
Executive Committee, Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande Executive Committee Member 2014 /
Steering Committee, Utopian Studies Society (Europe) Steering Committee Member 2015 /
Executive Committee, Comparative Literature Association of Ireland (2010-13) Member of Founding Executive Committee & Treasurer (2010-13) 2010 / 2013
Editorial Board, Irish Journal of French Studies Member of Editorial Board; General Editor from January 2019 2014 /
Managing Editor, Ralahine Utopian Studies (Peter Lang) Coordinator of Editorial Committee, Ralahine Utopian Studies Book Series (Peter Lang) 2012 /
Consultative Panel, French Studies Bulletin Consultative Panel Member 2017 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Limerick Senior Lecturer in French 18-MAY-18 /
University of Limerick Lecturer in French 01-SEP-03 / 17-MAY-18
University College Dublin Assistant Lecturer in French (2002-03) 01-SEP-02 / 31-AUG-03
Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Paris Chargé de cours (anglais) (2001-02) 01-SEP-01 / 30-JUN-02
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Rue d'Ulm, Paris Maître de langue (anglais) (2000-01) 01-SEP-00 / 31-AUG-01
University College Galway (now NUIG) Cúntóir. Scoil na Gaeilge (1997) 01-MAR-97 / 31-JUL-97
Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin Stagiaire. Legal Division (1996-97) 21-AUG-96 / 14-FEB-97
Regional Technical College, Galway (now GMIT) Lecturer in French (1994-96) 01-SEP-94 / 30-JUN-96
Universite de Bordeaux III (France) Lecteur d'anglais (1993-94) 01-SEP-93 / 31-AUG-94

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 University of Oxford Doctor of Philosophy French Literature
1998 University of Oxford Master of Studies European Literature
1996 University College Galway Bachelor of Laws Law
1995 National University of Ireland Master of Arts French
1993 University College Galway Bachelor of Arts French and Legal Science

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Gaeilge Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Functional Functional Functional
Spanish Functional Basic Functional
Italian Functional Basic Functional

Teaching Interests

I teach on a wide range of topics in modern and contemporary French-language and comparative literatures, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.                      

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Y1 S1 French Language, Culture and Society 1 FR4241
Y1 S2 French Language, Culture and Society 2 FR4242
Y1 S1 French Literature and Culture 1. Twentieth-Century Literature in French (to 1945) FR4621
Y1 S1 French Literature and Culture 2. Twentieth-Century Literature in French (after 1945) FR4622
Y2 S1 French Language, Culture and Society 3: Éducation, travail, société FR4143/4243
Y2 S1 French Literature and Culture 3. The Enlightenment in France FR4623
Y3 S2 French Literature and Culture 4: Nineteenth-Century Art FR4626
Y4 S1 French Literature and Culture 5. Twentieth-Century Intellectual Movements FR4627
Y4 S1 Comparative Literature. Crime Fiction as Critical Memory CU4127
Y4 S2 French Language, Culture and Society 6. (Introduction to Interpreting (FR<> EN)) FR4248
Y4 S2 French Literature and Culture 6: Modernity and Genre. The Novel in French FR4628
Y5 S1 La langue française aujourd’hui FR5101
Y5 S1 Literary and Cultural Theory CU6051
Y5 S2 Utopian Theory and Texts CU6012
Y5 S2 La ville au présent dans la littérature française moderne FR5152

International Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
CA18126 - Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology Country