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Prof Andrew Leak

Prof Andrew Leak

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Address

153
1-4 Malet Place
UCL
London
WC1E 6BT

Appointments

  • Professor of French and Francophone Studies
    SELCS
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL

1987-10-01

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

Award year Qualification Institution
1986 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
French Literature
University College London
1979 BA Hons
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
French studies
University College London
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)
Office Hours: Term 1 - Wednesdays 12pm to 2pm, Term 2 - Mondays 9am-10am and 4pm-5pm