School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)


Mr James Agar

Mr James Agar



150, French department
Foster Court


  • Senior Lecturer
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL


James Agar is interested in modern and contemporary fiction; cultural discourses of AIDS, especially in the work of Hervé Guibert; cultural theory, especially the work of Foucault; cultural studies; gender studies, especially gay studies and queer theory; comparative literature, especially French and Hispanic writing; medical humanities, especially literature and medicine;contemporary gay/queer cinema. 

James currently supervises PhD candidates in the field of queer studies and French, and the links and overlaps between these two areas.

James is the SELCS Programme Tutor for interdepartmental ELCS modules. From January - July 2018 he will be Acting Programme Director of the MA in Gender, Society and Representation.
Award year Qualification Institution
1994 MA
Master of Arts
Modern Languages (French and Spanish)
University of Manchester
1993 BA
Bachelor of Arts
Modern Languages (French and Spanish)
University College London

James was an undergraduate student in French and Spanish at UCL and did graduate work in the Universities of Manchester and London. Prior to his current post at UCL, James was previously Lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a cricket fan.

Office Hours

Mondays 2-4pm, or by email appointment