Professor Patrick McGuinness


I teach most modern French topics. ‘Modern’ in Oxford starting in the early 19th century, I therefore teach from about 1800 to the present day, across genres: poetry, fiction, theatre and thought. I also teach earlier period for Prelims.

My graduate teaching is centred around late 19th-century and early 20th-century literature, but I also supervise work on contemporary poetry and thought. I have supervised doctorates, MPhils and Masters on a range of topics including: 19th-century French poetry, avant-garde theatre, English and French poetic relations, ‘the fragment’, etc.


Professor McGuinness teaches the following courses:

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