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Details for Professor Tim Unwin

Personal details
Name Professor Tim Unwin
Job title Emeritus Professor of French
Department Department of French University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA(Cantab), MA, PhD(Exon)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Former President, AUPHF (Association of University Professors and Heads of French)
Founder President (2001-08), Society of Dix-Neuviemistes
Member, Society for French Studies
Member, Australian Society for French Studies
Member, AHRC Peer Review Panel 5 (Modern Languages and Linguistics), and AHRC Peer Review College
Keywords Flaubert
nineteenth-century France
French novel
nineteenth-century travel
nineteenth-century technology
narrative theory
Areas of expertise The French novel, particularly of the nineteenth century, with special reference to Gustave Flaubert, Jules Verne and Guy de Maupassant.

Specifically, my interest is in self-reflexive modes of writing, and in the enquiry pursued throughout nineteenth-century French literature about the nature of writing. This enquiry includes the relationship between literature and science, literature and pedagogy, literature and history, and literature and travel. A particular focus of my interests is on travel, technology and discovery in the nineteenth century.
Languages (other than English)
French spoken    written
German written
Media experience Radio and TV interviews (BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation)