Claire Moran holds an MPhil and a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin and a BA and MA from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She also studied at the École Normale supérieure in Lyon and at Paris , rue d’Ulm, as well as at L’Université de Poitiers and L’Université Libre de Bruxelles. Before taking up her post at Queen’s, she taught at Paris III, Paris X and lectured at University College, Dublin .
Her doctoral thesis (2004) discussed techniques of self-representation in Charles Baudelaire, Odilon Redon and James Ensor. She specialises mainly in French poetry, critical editing and the relationship between art and literature in nineteenth and early twentieth-century France and Belgium .
She teaches undergraduate courses on Symbolism (level 2), Modernism(s) (level 3) and Paris – Capitale de la Modernité (level 3). Her postgraduate teaching includes classes on Zola, Huysmans and Baudelaire, as well as on modernist painting and performance. She is currently supervising a PhD on Performance in Nineteenth-Century French and Belgian Theatre and has recently supervised a PhD on Metaphors of Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century French Literature. She would welcome enquiries from potential postgraduate students in the fields of nineteenth-century French literature, Belgian literature, poetry and art.
RECENT AND FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
- Staging the Self: Art, Writing and Performance in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium . (A study of Courbet, Redon, Degas, Ensor, Khnopff and Van Gogh)
(in preparation)Critical Editions
- Odilon Redon – Écrits, London: MHRA, 2005
- ‘From Maeterlinck to Masks : Theatre and Mise-en scène in Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor’ in Au seuil de la modernité: Proust et ses prédécesseurs ( Festschrift in honour of Richard Bales), Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2010
- ‘Creative Crucifixions: The Artist as Christ in Symbolist Art’, in Pain and Pleasure in Nineteenth-Century French Culture, ed. David Evans and Kate Griffiths, Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008, 239-253
- ‘The Aesthetics of Self-Skeletonization in James Ensor’, in Birth and Death in Nineteenth-Century French Culture, ed. Nigel Harkness, Lisa Downing, Sonya Stephens and Tim Unwin, Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2007, 239-253- ‘Word, Image and Modernity in James Ensor’, in La Belgique entre deux siècles: Laboratoire de la modernité, New York : Peter Lang, 2006, pp.107-123
- ‘From the Exotic Other to the Unconscious: Otherness in the Work of Odilon Redon’, in ‘Cross-Cultural Travel’, Papers from the Royal Irish Academy Symposium on Literature and Travel, National University of Ireland, Galway, Nov. 2002, ed. Jane Conroy, New York: Peter Lang, 2003, pp. 261-71
- ‘Manet and the Art of Performance’ (under review)
- ‘Baudelaire, Daumier and the Art of Memory (under review)
- ‘De la mise-en-scène du moi à l’image expressionniste chez James Ensor’ La Licorne, ed. Robert Dion et Mahigan Lepage, vol. 84, 2009, pp169-85
- ‘Under the Spell of Nerval? Redon and the Symbolists’, Word and Image, vol. 23, (4), October-December 2007, pp.414-19