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Enda McCaffery

Enda McCaffrey


School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
History, Languages and Global Cultures


Professor Enda McCaffrey is convenor for the Modern Languages Research Seminar Series in the School of Arts and Humanities. He also teaches on a range of French and European Studies modules, including Introduction to French Society and Culture, 20th Century French Novel and Social Transformation, Contemporary French Literature and Cinema, European Cinema and the City, Memory and Identity in European Writing.

Career overview

Professor McCaffrey received his BA from Trinity College Dublin (1985) and his doctorate from Columbia University (1992). His first lecturing post was at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Research areas

Professor McCaffrey researches in the following areas and is keen to hear from prospective PhD students with similar interests:

  • French and the Medical Humanities
  • 20th and 21st Century French and European Literature
  • Ecocriticism (Ecopoetics)
  • Critical Theory/Queer Theory
  • Continental Philosophy

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators


‘Apostles of Antiphilosophy: Badiou’s Saint Paul and Lyotard’s Saint Augustine’, French Cultural Studies. Special Issue on Religion and Culture in France (forthcoming Autumn 2016)

‘(Im)personal Relationality in Alain Guiraudie’s Ici commence la nuit’, Fixxion. Revue critique de fixxion franҫaise contemporaine, no. 12 (2016): 60-71

‘Humoral Immunity in Recent HIV/AIDS Narratives’, L’Esprit créateur, Vol. 56, 2 (2016): 64-78

‘Towards an Ethics of Distance: Representation, Free Production and Virtuality’, Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. LIII, 1-2 (2016): 23-38

Re-Writing Modernity: Topographical and Topological Variationsin Paul Virilio’s Le Futurisme de l’instant’, Cultural Politics, Vol. II, 2 (2015): 275-291.

‘Iconic Wars: Arms, Divinity, Affect’ (Introduction) Cultural Politics, Vol. II, 2 (2015): 201-208

‘The Squared Horizon: Frames and Trajectories of Pau Virilio’, Guest Editor of Special Section of Cultural Politics, Vol. II, 2 (2015), Duke University Press

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