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Dr Claire Moran is a literary specialist and art historian who works on nineteenth and early-twentieth century France and Belgium. Her research focuses on text-image relations, artists' writings and nineteenth-century social and cultural history. Her publications include articles on Impressionist, Symbolist and Expressionist art and literature, as well as scholarly editions of artists' writings, an edited volume on art and theatre in nineteenth-century France and Belgium and a monograph on Performance and Self-Portraiture. More recently, her research has focused on representations of domestic space in French and Belgian modernism. She is currently completing her eighth book-length project, which is a monograph on the importance of the Home in relation to the art of the French Impressionist, Berthe Morisot; a project for which she has been awarded the prestigous Society for French Studies Prize Research Fellowship (2021). 

She is editor for French of the MHRA flagship journal, Modern Language Review.

She has supervised a number of students at Masters and PhD level on topics as varied as Performance in 19thc France to Contemporary poetry and urban renewal. She currently acts as first or second superviser on six PhD and one MRes theses. She is interested in hearing from potential students who would like to work on interdisciplinary projects (art, literature, architecture, theatre studies).


I have taught  courses at every level from level 1 Beginners' Language to Masters.

I currently offer the following courses:


Level 1 - 'Introduction to French Studies 1 - Impressionism and Nineteenth-century France'

Level 2 - 'Symbolism - From the Exotic to the Femme Fatale'

Level 3 - 'Home Matters'




Pensionnaire scientifique étrangère, (Paris, École normale supérieure, 2004)

PhD (French) (Trinity College, Dublin, 2004)

Pensionnaire,  (Villa Médicis, Rome 2003).


Pensionnaire scientifique étrangère, (École normale supérieure, Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon (2001-2003).


Auditrice at l’Université libre de Bruxelles and researcher at the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (2001).


MPhil (Textual and Visual Studies) (Trinity College, Dublin, 1999)

MA (English) (NUI Galway, 1996)

BA (English and French) (NUI Galway, 1994)


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