Dr Roland-Francois Lack

Dr Roland-Francois Lack

Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Jan 1996

Research summary

Cinema and place (see my website: http://www.thecinetourist.net); French and Swiss film; nineteenth-century poetry and poetics.

Teaching summary

at MA level:

The French New Wave
Poetry of Place and Displacement (Mirrlees, Eliot, Sitwell, Césaire)
Advanced Translation

Undergraduate courses:

The Swiss New Wave: Cinema in French-Speaking Switzerland 1966-1980
Jean-Luc Godard: Histoire(s) du cinéma
French Film History: Spectacle and Melodrama 1919-1930
Nineteenth-Century French Literature
Introduction to French Film
European Art Cinema
London on Film


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1991
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1985


born in London: French mother, English father.

educated: UCL - BA in French 1981-1985; PhD 1985-1991

post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Romance Studies, London, 1991-1992; lecturer in French at the University of Sussex 1994-1996; lecturer and then senior lecturer in French, UCL, 1996 to the present