Research Output per year
Bringing together the fields of literary studies, medical humanities, death studies and bereavement studies, my PhD project examines the role of literature, and particularly the act of writing, in providing an insight, from maternal and paternal perspectives, into the traditionally unspoken experience that is the loss of a child. Focusing on the récit de deuil as an increasingly important genre in contemporary France, my thesis examines how literature generates knowledge of bereavement and loss, how writing impacts upon the healing process, and what all of this tells us about ongoing cultural shifts in French literary production.
Contemporary French Literature
Critical Medical Humanities
Cultures of Palliative Care
Death and Bereavement Studies
In 2018, Jordan received a BA, with first class honours in French and Spanish, from Queen's University Belfast. He then completed an MRes in French Studies, with a literary dissertation examining the role of religion and spirituality at the end of life, as presented in works of autobiography and autofiction. The dissertation addressed both palliative care settings and the impact of death and dying upon families. He was awarded his MRes, with distinction, in December 2019.
Jordan is currently in the first year of his PhD study. His doctoral research, funded by the AHRC, through the Northern Bridge Consortium DTP, examines the role of writing in the grieving and healing processes of those who have lost children through terminal illness or sudden, unanticipated death (suicide, road traffic accidents, terrorist attacks). The project involves an ongoing collaboration with ERRSPP in Brittany.
Postgraduate Representative, Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande19 Oct 2019 → …
3-D Relationality: Horizontal, Vertical and Textual Connectedness in Christiane Singer's Derniers fragments d'un long voyageMcCullough, J., 30 Jun 2020, In : Modern and Contemporary France. 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract
Activities per year
Jordan McCullough (Participant)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Jordan McCullough (Advisor)
Activity: Consultancy types › Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
Jordan McCullough (Visitor)
Activity: Other activity types › Other