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Professor Adam Watt

Research supervision

I am delighted to hear from individuals wishing to pursue postgraduate study in the following areas:

  • the life and works of Marcel Proust (from a French or Comparative Literary perspective)
  • topics relating to nineteenth- and twentieth-century French poetry (in particular Mallarmé, Valéry, Leiris, Beckett, Bonnefoy)
  • topics relating to translation and French literary writing from the late 19th century to the present

Research students

I have supervised a number of MA Translation dissertations at Exeter on twentieth-century topics (including Marguerite Yourcenar, Irène Némirovsky and Pierre Autin-Grenier). I have examined doctoral and MA-level work on Proust, Duras, Bonnefoy and on literary translation.