Research Output per year
While working as a Lecturer in French at QUB, I am currently completing a monograph on Media Authorship: Gender, Fame and the écrivain médiatique in the Contemporary French Literary Field (for publication in 2021) based on research that builds on my doctoral thesis. This reseach seeks to reveal the links between gender, mass media, mediatisation and literary stardom, and to examine how authors in the Digital Age are increasingly decentring the text in a multimedia network of creative production. The aim of this area of research has been to respond to an epistemological need to reassess authorship with new critical tools able to deal with new authorial strategies in the mass media and digital age context. While Écrivains médiatiques have tended to exploit the links between gender, mass-market appeal, and success, there is evidence of difference in opportunities, limitations, and expectations afforded to the écrivaine médiatique which in turn results in different strategies and creative consequences that are explored in this work.
My thesis focused on contemporary French writers (inc. Houellebecq, Beigbeder), gender, posturing and inter/transmediality. The thesis was entitled: ‘Postures of the Author as a Multimedia Brand: Michel Houellebecq, Frédéric Beigbeder and the Decentring of the Text’.
My research has so far resulted in several peer-reviewed publications in French Cultural Studies, Literary Geographies and Itinéraires.
I have spoken and published on geographical approaches to the novel, celebrity and sociological approaches to contemporary culture.
*Ashley Harris has also presented under the name Ashley Scott-Harris*
Twentieth and Twenty-first Century French Literature, Art, Film and Critical Theory
Author and Text in the Digital Age
Adaptation, Transfictionality and Transmediality
Popular Cultures and Visual Cultures
Postures/Performance and Mythologies
2019: Awarded the ASMCF ECR Travel Prize to fund a research trip to Paris.
2019: Nomination for Staff Excellence Award at QUB
2016: Sir Robert Hart scholarship for £650 for extended research period in Paris.
2013 - 2016: Doctoral Research funding in French Studies from Department of Employment and Learning (Fees, maintenance and £1000 in travel and equipment funding per year).
2015: MacQuitty scholarship for £1000 for a research trip to Paris.
2013: £675 student-led initiative funding for QUB French Literature Festival
2012: All-inclusive Musgrave scholarship for Masters (fees and maintenance).
2012: Chris Shorley Prize for best undergraduate performance in French language at QUB.
Lecturer at Queen's University Belfast (since 2018)
I have led the following modules:
Level 2 Module: The Exotic in Symbolist Art and Literature
Level 3 Filière: Paris et modernité
Level 3 Module: Francophone Chinese Fictions
Level 3 Filière: Banlieue Cinema
Level 1 French
Level 3 French
I have also taught the following modules:
Beginner's French Language (ab initio)
Level 1 French language: Grammar Seminars and Translation Workshops
Level 2 French language - Grammar Seminars and Translation Workshops
Level 3 French language - Grammar Seminars and Translation Workshops
Participation on Level 3 Filière: La Critique du goût
Contribution to MRes Modern Languages: 'What is an Author?', 'Transmediality' and Writing Workshop
Level 1 Convenor
Level 3 Convenor
Recruitment Lead for Modern Languages
French Society Liaison Officer
Previous Teaching Experience at Queen’s University Belfast
September 2016 - June 2017
Level 2 French Grammar seminars
Level 1 French seminars and workshops: ‘Comprehension and Writing’; ‘Translation and Grammar’
Spring Term 2016
Contribution to Level 2 Year Abroad Cultural Awareness Filière.
September 2014 – June 2015
Level 1 French classes: ‘Comprehension and Writing’; ‘Translation and Grammar’
September 2018 (ongoing): Lecturer (Education) French, QUB
October 2017 - September 2018: Strategy Advisor, Programmes, for Foreign and Commonwealth Office
January 2014 – (ongoing): Secretary of French Charity Eau Vive Provence
June 2014: Member of Organisational Committee for French Literary Festival, Queen’s University Belfast
2011-2012: English Language Ambassador for British Council
Teaching Experience in France
Summers 2008 - 2017
Ten summers as supervisor (monitrice) of children and young adults at French retreat centre.
September 2010 - June 2011
English language assistant, Lycée technique Marie Curie, Marseille, France
Copy-Edited Translation of Filiations disciplinaires et unité d’intérêt ; entre l’ethnologie et la géolinguistique : quelques points saillants de leur histoire commune for Jean-Nicolas de Surmont
Translated Le répertoire de l’opposition au travail by Jacques Bélanger and Christian Thuderoz from French to English for the Business Studies Department at QUB.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Is The Map More Interesting Than The Territory? A Post-Representational Approach to Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the TerritoryHarris, A. & Harris, J., 30 Sep 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference