Dr Danielle Bishop
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Dr Danielle Bishop

Associate Head of School for Teaching, Learning and Quality

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Biography

Biography

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 and the Senior Personal Tutor for Plymouth Business School. 

Qualifications

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 -2021 Lecturer in French and Spanish (ab-initio-GCSE level), at Plymouth Business School

2016 - 2021 Associate Professor (Senior) Lecturer in Modern Languages, at Plymouth Business School

2016 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2020- Senior Personal Tutor, at Plymouth Business School

Professional membership

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.

South West Coordinator for Routes into Languages.2015-2018

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

French language from beginner to degree level.

Spanish language from beginner to GCSE level.

French culture and society:

Staff serving as external examiners

University of Reading (2015-2019) External Examiner in French 

Research

Research

Research interests

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 

 

 

 

 

 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

MRes

PhD

Publications

Publications

Journals

'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).

Chapters

'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.)

Conference Papers

'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).

'Au Bonheur des dames: A novel of Construction, Constructors and the Constructed' in Excavatio, vol. xxiii (2008).



Internet Publications

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).

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).