Dr Danielle Bishop
Associate Head of School for Teaching, Learning and Quality
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
I am Senior Lecturer in French and have taught Spanish at beginner level for a number of years. I coordinate Modern Languages at the University and am additionally the Associate Head of Teaching and Learning, Plymouth Business School. In the past I served as South West Coordinator for Routes into Languages.
Graduated from University of Cardiff, Wales with a
first class B.A joint hons degree in French and Spanish
Subsequently awarded a Ph.D from the University of Cardiff, Wales entitled 'Zola's women: the power of the powerless'
1989-92 Part-time lecturing at the University of Cardiff
1992 -2015 Lecturer in French and Spanish (ab-initio-GCSE level), at the University of Plymouth
2016 - 2020 Associate Professor (Senior) Lecturer in Modern Languages
2016 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
The Emile Zola Society (London).
The Society for French Studies.
The Aizen - Association Internationale de Recherches Multidisciplinaires et d’Etudes Comparées: Emile Zola et son Temps (Canada).
Roles on external bodies
External Examiner in French, University of Reading 2015-2019.
French language from beginner to degree level.
Spanish language from beginner to GCSE level.
immigration and racism
Staff serving as external examiners
University of Reading (2015-2019) External Examiner in French
Aspects of nineteenth century French society, in particular:
- the history of nineteenth century costume and fabrics
- the role and growth of the department store
- growing old / old-age in latter-day nineteenth century France
- the role of women in nineteenth century society and their depiction in literature of the period
The novels of Emile Zola, in particular:
- the representation of women in Les Rougon-Macquart
- flower poetics
Advertising, in particular the portrayal of men and women over the past twenty years in la publicité française.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
'To Burn but not be Burnt: The Corset in Zola's Novels' in Excavatio, vol.xv (2001).
'The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery as a Destabilising Force in Le Rêve' in Excavatio vol.xviii (2002).
'Jewellery in the Rougon-Macquart: A Glittering Revelation' and 'Zola's women : A chink in the armour' in
L'écriture du féminin chez Zola et dans la fiction naturaliste (Bern: Peter Lang, 2003).
'Au Bonheur des dames: A novel of Construction, Constructors and the Constructed' in Excavatio, vol. xxiii (2008).
'Au Bonheur des Dames and the contemporary literary tourist: an inspirational journey through Zola's Paris to the C21st built environment' in Mansfield, C and Seligman, S, Narrative and the Built Heritage - Papers in Tourism Research (Saarbrücken: VDM, 2011).
'La vieillesse menaçante: Female Ageing in Latterday Nineteenth-Century French Society' in As Time Goes By, Portraits of Age, eds. Charnley, J and Verdier, C (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.)
‘Depths and shallows, ripples and troughs. Thérèse Raquin and the river’ in River Tourism: The Pedagogy and Practice of Place Writing, Zoe Roberts (ed.). (Plymouth, TKT, 2015).